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Bruised Credit vs. Bad Credit vs. Obliterated Credit

Bruised Credit vs. Bad Credit vs. Obliterated Credit

What is the difference between bruised credit, bad credit, and obliterated credit? We’re here to answer the question! To first understand that, let’s first define what is bad credit. In Canada, your credit score can range between 300 and 900, with 300 being the lowest and 900…

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Credit Repair 101 – How the Credit You Choose Impacts Rebuilding Your Credit

Credit Repair 101 – How the Credit You Choose Impacts Rebuilding Your Credit

Your credit score is affected by many things, but did you know that the type of credit you choose actually plays a factor? Many people approach credit repair by choosing a credit product and paying that credit off on time and in full. While this is a…

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Getting Back to Basics – New Year’s Credit Rebuilding Resolutions

Getting Back to Basics – New Year’s Credit Rebuilding Resolutions

The new year is just days away. Have you considered a credit rebuilding resolution? New Year’s resolutions can get a bad rap at times. We read a lot in the news about how they are difficult to stick with and how most people abandon theirs by the…

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Credit Clean Up: Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report

Credit Clean Up: Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report

We’ve spent the last two weeks discussing credit reports – how to request and read them – and have continued to press how important it is to ensure all information contained within your report is accurate. This week we continue that thread by providing you with information…

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How to Read your Equifax Credit Report

How to Read your Equifax Credit Report

Last week we discussed the importance of your credit report and how to request it, and to follow it up, this week we are going to walk you through how to read your Equifax credit report. To better understand how you look to creditors and potential lenders,…

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Smart Money Club: How to Request your Credit Report

Smart Money Club: How to Request your Credit Report

When it comes to finances, your credit report is critical. It is used for a number of different things – not just obtaining financing. Many financial institutions now require it to open a bank account, a new employer may request it to qualify for a job, and…

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Fixing Your Credit when the Credit Reporting Agency is Reporting Mistakes

Fixing Your Credit when the Credit Reporting Agency is Reporting Mistakes

When you have great credit, and obtaining new credit products is a breeze, you probably don’t worry too much about financial stressors as far credit reporting. However, if you think you have (or know you should have) great credit, but for some reason are having trouble obtaining…

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