Howz Your Credit???
to this section as we unlock the mysteries and
answer questions such as...
What is this thing called a "credit score?"
How is the score calculated?
I just got a copy of my credit report but it doesn't
show my credit score. Why?
What is a "good/bad" score?
I was turned down because my credit score was too low.
How can I raise it and how long will it take?
It's just bad stuff like collections, repos, bankruptcies etc.
that lower your score, right? (hint: Wrong!)
I had an unpaid doctors bill which I paid over a year ago but
it still shows as unpaid on my credit. Why?
My credit file is private and can only be seen by people to whom
I give permission, right? (hint: guess again!)
I filed for bankruptcy last year. Can I ever buy a home?
I just lost my home in forclosure. Does this mean I'll be renting
for the rest of my life?
I'm going to rent out the other side of my duplex. Should I check
the renters credit? What should I look for?