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FREE eBook: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Credit Scores

Oct 5, 2021 | 1 minute read

The world of credit scores doesn't have to be confusing. Our free, downloadable eBook The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Credit Scores answers questions such as:

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Utility Bills and Credit Scores: What You Should Know

Mar 23, 2021 | 5 minute read

March is National Credit Education Month. Visit GECU’s Money Minutes blog or follow us on Facebook for credit tips and insight to help you this month and beyond!

They come around every month, and...

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Boost Your Credit Score Before Walking Down the Aisle

Mar 9, 2021 | 7 minute read

March is National Credit Education Month. Visit GECU’s Money Minutes blog or follow us on Facebook for credit tips and insight to help you this month and beyond!

If wedding bells are in your...

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8 Tips to Rebuild Your Finances When Things Get Tough

Feb 16, 2021 | 7 minute read

At some point in your life, you may experience a financial curveball thrown your way. Maybe it’s a job loss, unexpected medical bills, or even a natural disaster that caused serious damage to your...

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Worried About the New FICO® Score? Here's What to Know - and Do

Feb 5, 2020 | 5 minute read

FICO® announced a new “suite” of credit scores this week, leading to alarming headlines warning that 40 million people could see their scores drop by at least 20 points. That’s scary if you think...

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8 Things That Won't Hurt (Whew!) Your Credit

Jan 9, 2020 | 4 minute read

Pay a credit card a month late, and you can count on it hurting your credit score. But there are some murkier areas you may wonder about: What happens if I marry someone whose credit is a lot...

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Why Good Credit Is Still Needed After You Retire

Nov 13, 2019 | 6 minute read

During your working years, you probably followed your credit score closely when you needed a new car or home loan. As you near or enter retirement, the reasons to maintain good credit, while...

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How Student Loans Impact Your Credit

Jul 5, 2018 | 5 minute read

If you've finished college within the last few years, chances are, you're paying off your student loans. What happens with your student loans now that they've entered repayment status will have a...

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Tips for Dealing with a Bad Credit Report

Apr 10, 2018 | 4 minute read

Your credit score is important. In addition to affecting your eligibility for loans and the interest rate you’ll pay, employers, utility companies, and rental companies often run credit checks to...

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Don’t Be Frozen Out — Know How and When to Thaw Your Credit

Mar 20, 2018 | 4 minute read

 

When the Equifax data breach was revealed a few years ago, you may have followed the advice of experts and frozen your credit. A freeze is the best way to keep your personal data from being used...

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