How to Get Your Totally Free Credit Score

Not too long ago, the only way to get your free credit score was to sign up for a seven or 30-day trial. You had to enter your credit card, and if you forgot to cancel the membership, they started charging your card. Today there are several ways to get your credit score for free […]

Published or Updated: March 24, 2016

Earn 50,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles with This Checking Account

Derek Brameyer

I described a couple of weeks ago about how I earned over 100,000 miles using the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard. If you’re looking to earn more points easily, take a look at the Citigold checking account promotion that’s going on between now and March 31st. You’ll earn either 50,000 American Airline miles or 40,000 […]

Published or Updated: March 17, 2016

Best Credit Monitoring Services

With all of the information flying around these days – and the increasing potential for it to fall into the wrong hands – credit monitoring services have become almost a necessity. But with dozens available, how do you know which ones are the best? There will always be debate on this topic, but herewith we provide […]

Published or Updated: December 26, 2015

This Woman Increased Her Credit Score 354 Points By Writing Letters

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: there’s no magic solution for increasing your credit score. With that said, you can take some fairly simple steps that might dramatically boost your score. One woman did, and she increased her score by a whopping 354 points! Melissa’s Story According to this story […]

Published or Updated: October 5, 2015

All About Credit Utilization

When it comes to credit reports and credit scores, the term “credit utilization” is a popular yet mysterious term that is thrown around frequently. If you have spent much time reading about credit, you probably have at least a vague concept of what credit utilization is. What is Credit Utilization In simple terms, credit utilization […]

Published or Updated: October 26, 2015

Should You Get a Credit Card to Improve Your Credit?

Recently, a reader named John emailed for advice on building credit from scratch: “I am 29 years old, I have no debt (never liked debt, pay with debit for everything) and I have never had a credit card. The result is I don’t think I have a FICO credit score, or at least Credit Karma […]

Published or Updated: June 23, 2015

Get Paid to Get Your Free Credit Score

It use to be a big deal to get your credit score for free. Many websites offered a free trial, but then began charging your credit card after the trial period ended. Then came along the likes of Credit Sesame, Credit Karma, and Quizzle, which give you access to your credit score for free. Now […]

Published or Updated: July 16, 2015

Quizzle vs. Credit Karma vs. Credit Sesame

If you’re looking for a free way to find out your credit score, look no further than these three websites – Quizzle.com, CreditKarma.com, and CreditSesame.com. Although they offer similar services, each site has its own nuances and unique perks. But before we get into an analysis of each service, it’s important to understand that the […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2016

How to Cancel a Credit Card Without Crushing Your FICO Score

A listener to the Dough Roller Money Podcast recently sent in a question about credit scores. He wanted to know how canceling a credit card can affect a person’s credit score. The question comes from a listener named Travis: I was curious how much closing a credit card can hurt your credit score? I understand that […]

Published or Updated: April 28, 2016

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