Tag Archives: Credit Score

Discovering The Silver Lining In A Hard Financial Lesson

Student LoanDown readers, I’d like to introduce you to guest blogger, Jason Vasquez. Jason oversees corporate communications and media relations for Wells Fargo’s student and auto lending businesses. He has served on numerous nonprofit advisory boards and committees, and is … Continue reading

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What is a credit score & how to get a free credit report

If you have—or are planning to have—private student loans, your credit score and credit report are crucial pieces of information that can either save or cost you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan. Much like your high … Continue reading

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Earning our stripes in credit

Credit cards are a lot like fire. They can be very useful, and there is a lot of modern life that has been simplified with their ready access, but there are definitely stories of people getting burned as they learn … Continue reading

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Get Smart About Credit

Before college, the only report I was concerned about was my report card. It would be my ticket to a great college and eventually a great career. Turning in assignments for points, and monitoring my grades was my strategy for… Continue reading

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The game of credit

It’s a simple financial truth: Credit scores are important. How important? Individuals with strong credit will save thousands of dollars more over a lifetime than individuals with poor or damaged credit scores. Thousands of dollars is likely a conservative estimate—the… Continue reading

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My FICO® experience

Post car breakdown, my father suggested I start thinking about purchasing a new vehicle when summer rolls around. A car loan can be a large undertaking. Before I got too committed to the idea of a new vehicle, I decided… Continue reading

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