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The Best Investment You Have: Your Credit

By Steven Shaw on 3/2/2016

  

When it comes to investments, there is no end to the commentary about the best ways to do it. Often there is substantial risk. But that isn’t always the case. In fact, there’s one portfolio that could be the deciding factor on whether you go on that family vacation, buy a new car or retire early — and it requires no capital at all.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Credit By Doing Nothing

By Steven Shaw on 10/9/2015

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If you have a bad credit score, you probably feel like you have to do something to make it better. File a dispute, apply for new credit, or even hire someone to help you repair your credit. Sometimes that’s true. But other times the best thing you can do is … nothing.   

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How Long Does It Really Take to Improve Your Credit?

By Steven Shaw on 9/8/2015

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I was recently looking through last year’s check registers for confirmation of a payment I had made when I noticed my handwriting on several pages looked odd. It took me a moment to realize why: at the time, my right hand was in a cast and I had been writing with my left.

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7 Credit Card Strategies to Help Your Credit

By Steven Shaw on 8/7/2014

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Using a credit card is one of the easiest ways to build your credit score, assuming you use it responsibly. The revolving-credit trade line will help you establish a pattern of payment behavior and credit use, which have the most influence on your credit score, and there are a few simple things you can do with your card to make sure you’re building a strong credit score.

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Are You Accidentally Hurting Your Credit?

By Steven Shaw on 5/27/2014

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If you are aiming for a high credit score, you may find the task overwhelming. What will work? And what won’t? A recent survey by Credit.com found that there are a few things consumers are doing to improve their credit that won’t work — and a few that will.

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