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Medical Bills and Your Credit Report

Good news for those with medical debt. If you haven’t heard, under the FICO Score 9 paid off medical bills no longer affect your credit score. In addition, medical bills paid by insurance won’t show up on credit reports either. The

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How Full is Your Credit Bucket?

We are fortunate at LSS to have experienced financial counselors with a lot of personal finance knowledge. Luckily for me, our wonderful counselors sometimes pass on nuggets of wisdom that I can then turn into blog posts. Here is a

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Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report

Having good credit is important for a variety of reasons, including insurance rates and interest rates on loans…plus much more. You have the right to review your credit report for free, but didyou know that you can dispute errors for

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Raise Your Credit Score with These 6 Tips

Credit scores are mysterious. If you miss a payment, your credit score will likely drop; but it’s impossible to know by how many points. That’s because our scores are made up of several factors. If you’re looking to improve your score,

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Just Say ‘No’ to Opening that Store Card

“Would you like to save 10% today by opening a [insert store name here] credit card?” While it may be tempting to open up a card to save money, read through the pros and cons below before taking that new

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