How Many Credit Scores Do You Have?

By Terron Lindholme on 1/16/2019

Good credit is an essential part of your overall financial health. As a smart consumer, you probably already know that paying attention to your credit scores is important. Without good credit you can expect to pay more for the things you need. Without good credit you may be denied for loans, credit cards, and even housing.

LendingTree Study: The Cost of Bankruptcy

By Steven Shaw on 5/31/2018

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Building Credit History as an Immigrant or International Student

By Steven Shaw on 5/5/2018
Renting an apartment. Buying a house or car. Getting a cellphone. These are all things you’ll need to do as an immigrant or international student in the United States … and they all revolve around credit history.Renting an apartment. Buying a house or car. Getting a cellphone. These are all things you’ll need to do as an immigrant or international student in the United States … and they all revolve around credit history.

Credit Invisibles

By Steven Shaw on 12/5/2017

Approximately 11% of the U.S. population has no credit file, which makes them "credit-invisible"* With no credit history, these individuals often face significant barriers to obtaining credit - which gives financial institutions a unique opportunity to help. Here are some insights from a nationwide online survey of 450 credit-invisibles consumer conducted between July 31and Ag. 16, 2017.

How Much Americans Owe on Their Mortgages in Every State

By Steven Shaw on 5/5/2017

Residents of Washington D.C. had the highest average mortgage debt at $385,000, followed by California ($336K) and Hawaii ($331K). People in West Virginia owed the least on their homes, with an average of $113,000 in mortgage debt.