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Accounts on your credit report fall into six major categories. These six categories include Installment, Revolving, Open, Secured, and Unsecured credit. Each of these categories often have overlapping features. Having Being knowledgeable about what credit is and how it is best used is essential to economic...

Surely we've all been in situations where we apply for credit hoping to be approved but are curved by the words, "You'll get a letter in the mail detailing the outcome of your application." How reliable is the credit scoring system anyway? Credit scoring systems...

Establishing healthy credit is attainable for everyone who desires to have it. Credit repair is an economically intelligent decision because your credit report affects everything from loans and insurance to employ-ability. Whether the blemishes on your credit report are due to inaccurate reporting or negligence...

If you’re reading this article, chances are that at one point or another you’ve been on the receiving end of incessant collections calls, harassing mail correspondence, threats of repossession or even wage garnishments and levies. It’s a terrible feeling to know that you’re in trouble...

Debt settlement describes the agreement between a consumer and a lender, financier, company, or institution to consider a debt resolved or “settled” upon payment in full at a lesser amount than what is actually owed. This is an alternative to other forms of debt management...