Want an A+ in Life? Start Building Credit While You're in College

When you're in college, there's a lot of new information and experiences coming at you on a daily basis. Maybe it's your first time living away from home, managing your time to balance school, a...

Hard vs. Soft Credit Inquiries: How They Affect Your Credit Score

Credit inquiries probably happen more often than you realize. Simply put, they are created whenever a potential lender, creditor or individual (even you!) accesses your credit report. 

4 Ways Millennials Are More Money Smart Than You Think

When you see headlines like CNN's recent one, "66% of millennials have nothing saved for retirement," it's easy to believe that our country's largest, most diverse and educated generation (born...

Here's What the Three Credit Bureaus Actually Do (And Why You Should Care)

All right, so you finally got yourself a job that pays you in more than free swag and occasional loose change. You've decided it's time to move out of your old room at your parents' house and into...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Writing a Check (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Writing a check may feel like it's becoming a lost art — but the truth is that even in the age of digital financial transfers, paper checks remain a popular, easy and important way to make...

6 Red Flags That Lenders Look for on Your Credit Report

Your credit report may not be something you think about all the time, but it becomes top of mind when you need a loan to buy a car or home, or otherwise want significant credit to make your dreams...

19 Tried And True Online Property Marketing Tips to Fill Rental Vacancies Fast

Attracting new tenants to fill rental vacancies quickly is critical for maintaining a steady revenue stream from your property. So what's the secret to getting a great new tenant into your rental...

The Move-In Checklist: Top 10 Must Do's for Landlords And New Tenants

How the move-in process is handled for new tenants has a much broader scope and deeper implications than just getting settled into a new rental. There are legal, ethical and practical issues to...

Credit Scores 101: What They Are, How They're Calculated & Why You Need Them

On the surface, a credit score looks like a simple 3-digit number between 350 and 800. But it packs a powerful punch in determining your financial destiny, such as whether or not you get the loan...

What are Tradelines and How Do They Impact Your Credit Score?

The secret to using tradelines effectively to improve your credit score lies being proactive — making sure that accounts that appear on your credit report are in the best shape possible before ...