This week we’re back with a replay of one of our favorite episodes!
Liz Weston shares the truth about credit. Liz is a Columnist and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) whose goal is to help us get smarter about money. She’s the author of five books including the best-selling, Your Credit Score: How to Improve the 3-Digit Number That Shapes Your Financial Future. Her “Money Talk” column appears throughout the country, including the Los Angeles Times and she has appeared on TV shows, such as CNBC’s Power Lunch, NBC Nightly News, and the Today Show. On this episode, Liz lends her expertise to help us cover the truth about credit:
- Why most people don’t know they have hundreds of credit scores and that the FICO8 is the most commonly used by lenders
- The surprising, hidden cost increases your credit score might have on bills ranging from insurance, cell phone, to the down payments on your apartment and cable bill
- One mistake you can make that can lower your credit score over 100 points in one month
- Tips for rebuilding and repairing your credit history and credit score
- What credit utilization percentage and age you should use to determine when a consolidation loan or bankruptcy is the better option
References Mentioned in this Show
- Liz Weston
- The 28 Most Used Credit Scores: Visit MyFico.com
- National Foundation for Credit Counseling
- Objective Financial Planning Advice: The Garrett Planning Network
- How to Save 1x Your Income by Age 30 and Retire a Millionaire
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