Friday’s Credit Tip #17: Start Repairing Credit Right Away after a Big Financial Upset

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

A big financial problem is an emotional as well as a monetary burden. Plenty of people feel so terrible about their financial problems and so uncertain about their money that they go into deep denial, refusing to think or work on their financial problems. This will only make the problem worse. print

Reader Questions: Delinquent Accounts and Your Credit Score

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

This week on Your Finances Simplified we are starting a new feature: reader questions! These questions represent a small taste of the excellent advice you can receive through my One on One Credit Counselling.

Friday’s Credit Tip #16 Dealing with a Credit Score after a Big Problem

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

Big, bad problems can happen to you such as bankruptcies, divorces, lawsuits, non-payment of taxes. These are big problems that can affect your credit score in a big way. If you have faced a large problem that has ruined your credit, you need to take action fast and work consistently to boost your FICO score.

Friday’s Credit Tip #15 Look Out Where You Get Your Credit Report and What It Contains

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

You can get your credit score from any number of resources. One place you can get it from is from credit bureaus themselves. You can pay for the service, but you qualify for one free credit report a year or qualify for a free credit report if you have recently been turned down for credit […]

Friday’s Credit Tip #14 Make Sure You Know Who Is Looking at Your Credit Report and Why

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

Many inquiries look bad on your credit report, but more than that you likely want to know who can see your personal financial information, now that you know that your personal information is stored in a credit report. If you sign a document with a lender or apply for credit online, you can be sure […]

Friday’s Credit Tip #13 Dispute Errors on Your Credit Report

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

A lot of folks have some trouble spots on their credit report, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be resolved! The best thing to do when dealing with errors is to be proactive. Contact each of the three major credit bureaus, TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian, and get copies of your credit reports. Carefully read over the […]

What Mom Never Told You About Private Mortgages


Of course you are most likely well versed in all of the hoopla you see in the media about mortgages and mortgage lending as well as the supposed recovery of the real estate market in many areas of the country. At the same time, you may feel you are getting the proverbial short end of […]

8 Financial Fixes for the Lately Launched


Maybe you’re fresh out of college and starting a new job or you’ve been struggling since leaving college to land a job and finally, mercifully, you have landed one. Either way, you are embarking on your future, free as the wind and feeling like the world is your oyster. Finally you will be earning your […]

Friday’s Credit Tip #12 Don’t Think that Having no Loans or Debts Will Improve Your Credit Score

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

Some people believe that owing no money, having no credit cards, and in fact avoiding the whole world of credit will help improve their credit score. The opposite is true, and lenders want to see that you can handle credit, and the only way they can tell is if you have credit that you handle […]

Friday’s Credit Tip #3: Pay your Bills on Time!

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

This week’s credit tip may seem obvious, but it’s often overlooked. Many people think that they’ll get to it eventually, but it’s really one of the first steps you need to take. Simply paying your bills on time is one of the best ways to improve your credit score. This is absurdly simple, but it […]

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