More Reasons to Strive for Good Credit

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 11, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Jean Chatsky, financial expert, and a contributor on the Today Show, discussed how your bad credit score can be holding you back from a great deal in life…

The bad economy has caused millions of people to loose valuable standing with their credit. A score below 720 is considered too low now. Unfortunately, many Americans are saddled with scores in the 600 range–or lower. There are several ways your credit score is used and it’s not just for obtaining loans.

GPA, Credit Rating & Financial Aid

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on May 18, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Your GPA has always been very important, but your credit rating is starting to take the lead.

Here’s some bad news: a great GPA won’t help you get your dream job any longer. Employers are running credit checks to see your credit score. If your debt is excessive and you have been delinquent with payments, chances are you might not stand a chance to be hired–even with a great GPA. It’s imperative to keep debt as low as possible and continue to pay on that debt.