Installment Loans and Credit Scores

There have been a lot of questions lately about installment loans and their importance to a credit profile. Such as: Does an installment loan help or hurt? How much do the balances on installment loans affect a score?  What about the payment amount?  Is that a factor that is considered? What happens when its paid … Read more

One Simple Mistake That Can Drop Your Credit Score

There are many obvious actions that can cause a credit score to drop such as making late payments, maxing out a credit card, etc. But there is one seemingly innocent action that you’ve probably never thought of that could drop a credit score by 20 or 30 points. It may seem like a harmless thing … Read more

Revolving Accounts – What You Need To Know

Revolving balances play an important role in your credit score calculation. The total of your revolving debt makes up about 30% of your credit score. Balances on installment loans don’t have any where near the impact on credit scores as revolving balances do. While having a revolving balance or two can help your credit scores, … Read more