Listen to Top Podcasts to Build Great Credit

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[I]f you are working to build or rebuild credit, you should take some time to learn from the experts. Here are some experts worth listening to.

Want to get the highest credit score?

Listen for some great advice from Anthony Sprauve with MyFico.com on what characteristics are common to people with high credit scores. He answers detailed questions that you may have like how many accounts they have and what you can do to get a higher score. He is the director of public relations for the popular site.

Get the facts on credit scores

If you want to learn the facts about credit and understand the truths behind some popular myths, you will want to listen to Tom Quinn. He will tell you if your income can help your score or if an inquiry will hurt it. He compares short sales and foreclosures on your credit.

Tom Quinn is the vice president at myFico and has written on the subject of credit. He also worked at FICO as the Vice President of Scoring as part of his 15 years with the company.

How to raise your credit score fast

How would you like to see your credit score improve in 90 days? Jeanne Kelly tells you how you can make improvements in your credit that will help you see results. There are no shortcuts on this podcast, but the tips provide long-term benefits.
Jeanne Kelly wrote the book, The 90 Day Credit Challenge, and has worked as a credit coach for people looking for guidance.

She has even appeared on The Today Show.

How credit scores really work

If you just want to understand the basics of credit scoring as your first step to building or improving credit, this podcast will give you the information you need. It tells you how they are created and how they are calculated. Listen to Barry Paperno to find answers to some of the most common questions people ask.

Barry Paperno has vast experience on this subject, having worked for FICO, Bank of America, Experian, and other companies.

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Good and Bad Reasons to Have a Credit Card

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Should You Avoid All Debt?

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You hear financial experts preach about getting out of debt. They tell you to cut up your credit cards and pay for everything with cash. While some people may need to follow this advice, you may wonder if it’s the case for everyone. Should you avoid ever having any kind of debt again? Not Avoidable […]

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Why Fall is a Good Time to Learn to Save Money

October 2nd, 2017 | Author:
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[T]he busy summer season is behind everyone, and the upcoming holiday season is a few weeks away yet. Now is the time to focus on goals you have set. One of the most important is saving money. Fall = Transition Time You are transitioning from the lazy days of summer, times when you spent a […]

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How to Protect Your Identity at Home

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[W]hen you hear about identity theft, you may think about all of the public computers in use as well as the credit card machines in stores. While these are all areas that are vulnerable to hackers and those who want to steal your identity, one of the most dangerous areas is at home. Why? Because […]

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