Category Archives: Credit Score

The 5 FICO Credit Score Components

The FICO scoring model, developed by The Fair Isaac Corporation (now known as FICO), is the most widely used credit scoring system in the world. A FICO score ranges from 300 to 850. A person has a separate FICO credit score with each of the three major credit bureaus: TransUnion,...

The Credit Score Quiz

The Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions have teamed up to create The Credit Score Quiz. It’s basically a website that offers a simple 20-question quiz to test your credit score knowledge. According to the results page, over 28,000 people have taken the quiz so far. An impressive 88%...

How Taxes Can Affect Your Credit Score

“Death and taxes may be certain, but we don’t have to die every year.” –Unknown While April 15th (or 17th in this case) may not be your favorite day of the year, it certainly should not be ignored. Unless you are filing an extension, your state and federal tax returns...