Category: Credit Score

Missed House Payments and Evictions: How Do They Affect Credit Scores?

Many households across the nation continue to face economic uncertainty, so what are the short and long-term effects of missing a rent or mortgage payment? Can an eviction or a missed mortgage payment affect a credit score? Factors That Contribute to a Credit Score Let’s first have a look at the factors that contribute to…

The What, Why and How of Teaching Children About Credit Reports

A popular viral Facebook post asks parents if schools should teach kids financial literacy. It’s a good question. The fact is that few schools teach kids basic facts about credit — simple things like how to get a credit report, how to improve their credit scores, or even why credit scores matter. It’s also a…

How Credit Monitoring Services Can Help When Purchasing a Home

Purchasing a home is usually the largest financial decision of one’s lifetime. It’s complicated, time-consuming and requires a substantial financial outlay. Of course, an essential part of the homebuying process is obtaining a mortgage. Indeed, much of the decision-making surrounding which home to make an offer on revolves around the monthly payment: how much will…