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Mom made me cosign a car with her because her credit is bad and now the account has gotten charged off

My mom made me co-sign a car with her when I was young because her credit was bad and she really needed a car. She stopped paying for the car and now it has been charged off. I am worried about not ...
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I pay off my balances every month, never late, but my credit score is not going up-any advice?

I have never been late with a payment. Using my credit cards mthly and paying off the balances every month. However, my score has not gone up in more than two years. I am over forty and own a home.
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Is the 30% of credit rule per month?

I have heard that it is best for your credit to use under 30% of the credit available to you. Does this mean per month or at a time? The difference: A. Per month = For a $2,500 credit limit in total ...
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Wrong last name on my credit card

I just ordered a Credit card and it has my former last name on it instead of my new last name. Can I still use it or do I have to get a new one?
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Investment with Valuation and Credit Line with 10% Equity

Before I ask my question, I would like to tell that I am not from a Business background and therefore this might sound like a stupid question to most. Recently, I watched a film based on Steve Jobs ...
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Which is worse for credit score: Bank closure for inactivity, or consumer closure, of a credit card?

Even if a zero-balance credit card is not used, the account age and available credit limit help a person's credit score. If the person decides they no longer wish to use the card (e.g. due to a ...
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AMEX made my dad wait 77 minutes to approve his credit card purchase [closed]

I would like to help out my dad. I apologize since I have no idea about credit cards. So my dad has lots of money, no financial problems whatsoever. He has an AMEX credit card with no pre-set spending ...
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Can a retailer charge me sales tax after being charged?

I made a large online purchase at a large retailer and I noticed sales tax was not charged when checking out. When I checked my email confirmation, tax also said $0. A few hours later, their customer ...
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How badly will my credit score be affected if I don't pay back a small margin debt?

I recently started trading stocks and was trading on ameritrade. I went in with just a little money to play around with and try and learn about it, but I forgot to turn off margin trading apparently. ...
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What formula would I use to calculate the percent of an APR if I knew the payment, principal, and interest?

I'm writing a blog article about potential scenarios in which I might lend someone money and explain how interests work. In my example, I am lending someone $400 and agreed to pay back $100. With no ...
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Can i connect with 2 brokers for refinance who work in same mortgagae company?

I am in contact with 2 brokers who work/belong to same mortgage company. I am comparing the rates of both the brokers and both brokers work in same refinance company. Is it unethical? Can they ...
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Best possible outcome from paying a charged-off account

I had an auto loan from 2011. All but about 1,800 USD was paid off. Various financial challenges and a dose of me sticking my head firmly in the sand led to the account being charged off. I handled ...
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Paid off $5,000 credit card 7 weeks ago but the money never came out of my checking account

I paid off my credit card that had a balance of over $5,000. I sent a one time payment for the total amount, about $5,100 to be exact and my credit card company received the payment and reflected it ...
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Paying more than your monthly credit card balance?

When is it a good idea to pay more than your monthly credit card balance? When does that help, when is that not worth doing / doesn't do anything? Why is that a good idea? Does that help your credit ...
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What prevents a person from paying one credit card bill with another credit card (indefinitely)?

Let's assume that I have two credit cards and get a massive bill for the first one. When I need to pay it, I just use the second card. When the bill for the second one comes, I use the first. I can ...
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Open many credit cards while I am young?

I just turned 19 years old and want to start planning for a future of good credit. Should I open many credit cards now so that in 10 years I will have a good history with many agencies, or is it ...
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Does mobile phone account negatively affect credit score?

I generally try and keep my credit utilization on my credit cards as low as possible, by having a high limit, and making payments frequently to keep the balance low. I was looking on my Equifax ...
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Will linking SSN with checking account help build up credit score?

Background: I’m an international student who is currently on F1 OPT. I only have a checking account with a debit card at USbank. I use the debit card very often with no overdraft history. I just ...
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Creditworthiness of counterparty

Based on historical evidence, a B-rated counter party is approximately 16 times more likely to default over a 1-year time period than a BBB-rated counter party. Over a 10-year time period, a B-rated ...
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Car Dealership says I have no credit history, but I do?

My fiance and I went to Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealership to lease a car, nothing fancy just a Jeep under 30k. During an appointment we were told that I have absolutely no credit history, which is very ...
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Credit­-default swaps

Can someone explain in laymen terms what exactly are credit-default swaps? And how do hedge funds made a killing on them during the market crash in March? (I am assuming these are debts that parties ...
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Can Having Less Debt Lower Your Credit Score?

Background: In preparation to buy my first house I've started keeping an eye on my (Experian FICO) credit score, and I've been seeing behavior that is very strange. After a year of my credit score ...
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Calculate liquid net worth

I look at the definition and I understand the idea and concept of liquidity: It's how much cash you can pay and cover more or less immediately. I have x dollars in stocks and savings which can be ...
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Bond price in crises

How do bond prices fall in a crisis as of course credit spreads will go up generally but also interest rates plummet meaning surely the bond price rises at the same time? Does this effect cancel out ...
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How exactly does paying your credit card balance in full increase your credit score?

Does anyone know how a credit score increase is calculated based on paying off credit card balance(s)? In addition, is it cumulative balance or just the balance at the end of a billing term? For ...
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If I get a credit card that will give me a higher credit limit if I make on-time payments, will it carry over if there is no balance?

So, I got a card, and let's say I was approved for $300, but the creditor promised to increase it to an actual credit line if I made five on-time payments starting in April. So, I make a few payments, ...
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Where can I see at what price a company's debt is trading at?

I was reading Barron's today and came across the below quote - Hertz’s debt somewhere in the range of 30-40 cents on the dollar. If the stock actually were worth something, the debt ought to ...
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Credit score dropped 73 points after applying for a new card?

Why did my credit score drop from a 762 to a 689? According to creditkarma I got hit with: JPMCB-Card Service: Opening a new account can temporarily lower your score because it adds a hard inquiry ...
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Is it better to start a new business using credit, even when I have money to invest

Suppose I have to start a new Limited Liability Company and the initial investment is 50000 dollars. Let's also suppose I have that money. No problem about it! Now let's suppose something goes wrong ...
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Establishing / freezing credit for a new immigrant?

A relative migrated to the US and obtained permanent residence, then citizenship. They'd like to freeze their credit, but they don't yet have any to freeze. Since they now have a social security ...
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Paypal Credit account charged and repaid by unknown party. I reported it, and PayPal sent ME a check. Do I need to do anything else?

I apparently set up a Paypal Credit account years ago (when it was called BillMeLater) and forgot about it. Last year I started receiving emails "Statement balance" and "Payment received!" Checking ...
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If you get a disability pension can your bank close your account if you can't pay their credit card?

I've been at RBC for 40 years and I have received a federal pension for disability for the last 25 years. If because of this covid19 financial pressure and lack of affordability, I can no longer ...
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Am I less likely to get approved for credit during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I've been thinking about applying for a new credit card or two, as I've been building up credit for awhile and basically all my hard pulls have fallen off of my credit report. Given that COVID-19 is ...
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When do credit downgrades usually take place? [closed]

Do credit downgrades most often occur during earnings season? or are they uniform over the year?
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Should I apply for a new credit card once the promotional rate on my current credit card expires?

I used to have an average/low credit rating (experian) because I never had any lines of credit. I got a Barclaycard on a promotional offer, so for a year they have not charged me any interest for ...
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Pay off Credit Card Debt now or later

I recently paid a non-refundable housing deposit of $1,300 for summer intern housing. The company I am going to work at this summer has outlined in my contract that I will receive $2,500 to cover ...
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Authorized user on parents credit card, will it affect credit?

My sister just applied for a credit card and got denied. Shes never had a loan, always paid her current credit card in full every month, and should have essentially perfect credit (though maybe not ...
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Paid for motorcycle via credit card, NO dealer documents signed yet and bike has NOT been delivered yet, can i back out?

I want to back out of a purchase of a small motorcycle, but I'm not sure how to proceed. We processed my credit card info to cover the purchase price and taxes on the vehicle 39 hours ago, and now I'...
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Am I causing any problems for myself by having no records of owning or leasing a residence?

Nothing prompted this question other than wandering curiosity. We know that it is possible to suffer a poor credit score due to a thin credit history and lack of variety of credit. Is it ...
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What is the difference between a loan and credit?

From other sites I’ve gathered that loans are for long term purposes (12-48 months) with lower rates of interest, while credit is mainly to meet monthly purchases with higher (monthly) rates of ...
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Credit Card Billing Cycle

I am considering getting the QuikTrip credit card offered by First Bankcard. After the credit card application is approved, when does the billing cycle begin? I have contacted First Bankcard's ...
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Credit bureau - Credit freeze vs Fraud Alert

I suspect my passport information along with other personal information was leaked on a website. I have already setup Credit Freeze, would Fraud Alert be also necessary? What are the benefits and ...
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Is selling tradelines safe?

I recently learned about selling tradelines. As far as I understand it users with credit cards with long credit histories and large limits sell authorized user positions to people looking to improve ...
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Sugar daddy wants me to apply for a credit card so he can link me to his company account. Suspicious or am I being paranoid? [duplicate]

So basically, I was really desperate when I met this guy. I'm 18. He says he's in Canada right now, and will be back on the 23rd. When he isn't talking about money, he's been really upfront, honest, ...
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How can I regain my credit history after having legally changed my name?

In 2015, I opened a CreditKarma account to monitor my credit even though I had no credit history at the time. In 2017, I successfully applied for a secured credit card with a low credit limit based ...
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How can checking credit to open a new account have no impact on your credit score?

The advice I've typically seen is more like this advice “Hard inquiries,” also called “hard pulls,” are the kind that can cost you points. They happen when someone pulls your credit for the purpose ...
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18 year old building credit

I'm 18 and currently my credit score was 524, only because theres an overdue bill of $500 from when I was a minor in my derogatory marks. I have disputed it through credit karma for Tranunion and it ...
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Can an individual report data to a credit bureau

What process do credit card companies and financial institutions go through to have the ability to report payments to credit bureaus? Ex. I have money I want to loan to someone. I run a credit ...
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Is it safe to give credit card first 6 numbers+ last 4 over email? [duplicate]

A company that I had previously had a subscription with and cancelled continues to charge me, so I contact their support team and they say that their system shows me to be cancelled. They have asked ...
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Will Freezing My Credit Score Help Me Hide My Current Address?

I grew up in an abusive household and don't speak to my parents. Recently they found out where I live - very far away from them - and showed up unannounced at my door. I understand my credit report ...

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