Tag Archives: credit score

Make Sense of Your Free Credit Scores

Is your shirt size medium or large? How about your dress size? Or your shoe size? Very often, your size is different based on the brand. Believe it or not, the same goes for your credit scores. They’re different depending on where you get them from. I’ll show you how to make sense of your… Read More »

Should You Cancel Sapphire Preferred after getting the Reserve Card?

Congratulations! You’ve been approved for the extremely popular Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card! Now what should you do with the your other Ultimate Rewards earning cards like Freedom and Freedom Unlimited? Should you cancel Sapphire Preferred? The answer is different for each card. There’s no reason to cancel the cards that don’t charge an annual fee, but Sapphire… Read More »

My Latest Credit Card Retention Call

It’s been a year since I was approved for my Chase United MileagePlus Explorer credit card. At the time, my account was targeted for 50,000 MileagePlus Miles after spending $3,000 in addition to the usual no annual fee for the first year. I was able to take advantage of that offer AND get a $50… Read More »

10 Strategies to Increase Your Credit Score in 2016

Do you have big travel plans next year and want to apply for credit cards that offer rewards to help you get there for free? Or is 2016 the year you plan to become a homeowner? Then now is the time to spruce up your credit score. Here are 10 strategies you can use to get… Read More »

The Real Value of Good Credit

We’ve all seen the television commercials about the importance of knowing one’s credit score. But how much is good credit actually worth?  The answer may surprise you. A low credit score is symptomatic of poor financial habits–habits that can cost you BIG TIME, in addition to any exorbitant interest you may be paying on your monthly credit card bills. How much more… Read More »