2019 Media Mentions
Over a third of college students already have credit card debt
June 2, 2019 | By Megan Leonhardt
Erza Bobo, a 21-year-old student at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, balances classes with serving as a resident assistant and working at two local restaurants. Yet it’s not enough to make ends meet.
Credit Repair: How It Works, How to Vet Companies and Do It Yourself
May 31, 2019 | By ValuePenguin
If you’ve been searching for ways to improve your credit score, you might have come across credit repair companies, which can help you fix errors on your credit reports.
Understanding Reverse Mortgage Interest Rates
May 1, 2019 | By Alaya Linton
When you’re looking for a reverse mortgage, it’s easy to take shortcuts while shopping. After all, you’re not making payments — so why does it matter what the interest rate is?
12 Ways to Fix Your Credit Score
May 1, 2019 | By Tobie Stanger
Your credit score can have a major impact on your finances. Having a low score could mean that you end up paying as much as $5,000 more for a car loan than you would if you had a high one.
Banking 101: 5 Benefits of Online Banking
April 22, 2019 | By Marty Minchin
While traditional banks continue to operate brick-and-mortar branches, many elements of consumer banking have moved online. With a smart device and an internet connection, you can deposit a check, transfer money between accounts or check your balance, eliminating time-consuming trips to the bank.
Secured vs. Unsecured Debt
April 9, 2019 | By Geoff Williams
If you are trying to dig yourself out of debt or you're about to take a loan, you'll want to know the difference between secured and unsecured debts to create a well-laid-out repayment plan. Understanding the type of debt you're dealing with is especially important to determine which debts to pay off first if you're on a strict budget.
Don’t Fall For These 7 Common Credit Score Myths
March 26, 2019 | By Brittany Anas
Understanding what affects your credit score in order to rent an apartment or secure a mortgage shouldn’t be a mystery. After all, that three-digit number is what lenders use to determine your creditworthiness, so transparency should be the name of the game.
How to Get a Credit Card With No Credit History
March 12, 2019 | By Rebecca Lake
Your credit history is an important factor that issuers consider when you apply for a credit card. But if you're among the 62 million Americans who, according to Experian, don't have enough credit history to generate a credit score, getting approved may be a challenge.
Building Savings or Paying off Debt: Which Should You Prioritize?
March 12, 2019 | By Opploans
Building up savings and paying down high-interest consumer debt are both critical financial cornerstones, but which one should you put first? There are many endless debates that have resonated throughout all of human history.
What is VantageScore?
February 15, 2019 | By Opploans
There are so many scores to keep track of these days! Sure, the Super Bowl score was low enough to keep track of without any trouble, but that’s far from the only score out there. You have baseball scores, basketball scores, and, perhaps most importantly, your credit score.
How to Build Credit When You Have No Credit at All
January 25, 2019 | By Opploans
Fixing a bad credit score is one thing, but what if you don’t have any credit score at all? Can you really make credit from nothing? Of course, you can! We’re not breaking any news here when we tell you that your credit score is very important.
This is the best place to live in America to pay down debt
January 17, 2019 | By Megan Leonhardt
When it comes to paying down debt, where you live can be just as important as how you live. To find the best city to live in to pay down debt, LendingTree analyzed data in 50 of the biggest metro areas in the U.S. using a number of factors that can make it easier for locals to get out of the red.
5 Smart Credit-Card Moves for the Holidays and Beyond
January 2, 2019 | By Tobie Stanger
Shopping and preparing for the holidays can be stressful enough without worrying about what your credit-card bill will look like in January. Try these smart credit-card moves to minimize post-holiday stress disorder and limit any damage to your credit score.