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Want a Higher Credit Score? There’s an App for That

While there certainly are exceptions, in general, technology has made our lives easier. Cell phones make it more convenient to stay in touch with someone. GPS keeps us from getting lost in unknown areas. Streaming music services allow you to build a gigantic song library for little money. And now, digital advancements can help you build credit and earn a higher credit score, too. Here’s how.

How to Get the Best Price on a New Car

When it comes to best practices for buying a new car, separating sound advice from old wives’ tales is difficult. Here, we break down new car buying tips and strategies and discuss what works and what doesn’t, to help you get the best price on a new car.

7 Low-Cost Home Improvement Tips to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar

You don’t have to spend a fortune on home improvements in order to sell your home for top dollar. Here are seven low-cost home improvement tips to help you maximize the value of your home and land your asking price!

Timeline for Bureaus to Roll Out New Credit Reporting Changes, Key Dates to Watch

The three credit reporting agencies entered into a settlement agreement with the New York Attorney General that will result in massive changes in credit reporting practices. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for, explains what these new changes will entail and breaks down the three phase timeline for the bureaus to roll out these new credit reporting changes.

Overwhelmed by Debt? Credit Counseling Can Help

Maybe bill collectors are calling you on a regular basis. Or perhaps you’ve maxed out your credit cards and are struggling to pay the minimum month after month after month— building a mountain of debt that’s crushing you. You could also be planning to buy a house and looking to get your credit and finances in order before applying for a mortgage. If you identify with any of these scenarios, a credit counselor could be the helping hand you’re looking for.

The Most Powerful Weapon in Fighting Identity Theft and Cybercrime

Most experts agree that the most powerful weapon in fighting identity theft and cybercrime is lodged right between our ears. Our awareness and vigilance are the greatest defenses we all have, simply because the decisions and choices we make can determine our vulnerability to these threats. Credit Sesame identity theft and security expert, Neal O’Farrel, shares insights on how financial institutions can help consumers stay vigilant — by taking a stand and becoming the security and trust anchors in communities across America.

5 Credit Card Perks You May Not Know You Have

You probably know how to earn points or miles using a rewards credit card, but did you know that your plastic may come with other perks too? Before buying an extended warranty on a new purchase or paying for rental car insurance, check with your credit card issuer to see if these things might already

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