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The importance of having good credit

One of the financial necessities required in today’s world is good credit. It can make a huge difference when you’re trying to pass muster with a landlord, a lender or even a potential employer. On a numeric grading system, it helps to have a credit score of 740 or better. And while the medium credit score in America today is ...

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Experian gives Jackson nation’s 2nd lowest credit score

The City of Jackson can be thankful for Harlingen, Texas. Without Harlingen, the Mississippi capital would have the nation’s worst Experian credit score. The credit reporting bureau gives Harlingen a national low of 686 and Jackson a second place 701, based on the credit history of residents. Corpus Christi, Texas, is knocking at the door of second-place, with a score ...

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Cochran co-sponsors credit-score bill

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has announced his support for legislation that would give consumers free access to their credit scores, information that is useful for the management of personal finances. Cochran is cosponsoring the Fair Access to Credit Scores Act (S.3247), which would require credit reporting companies to provide a free annual credit score to consumers. “More Americans ...

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Bye-bye banks? Credit unions are the hot thing

Credit unions offer enticing credit card and mortgage terms and can charge less than banks on unsecured loans The story has been repeated countless times across the country during the past few months when the economy has been less than robust. People floundering financially and handcuffed by credit problems, they search for a solution to ever-soaring interest rates. A high ...

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