Can your credit score hurt your job search?

Answer On One Hand: Lost OpportunitiesA 2009 survey of employers found that about 47 percent checked job candidates' credit scores to determine whether applicants were responsible, according to the Wall S... Read More »

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Does applying for a credit card hurt your credit score?

Applying for a credit card grants the credit card company permission to conduct a credit inquiry. Some forms of credit inquiries, like those performed by lenders and prospective creditors, can redu... Read More »

Does it hurt your credit score to not use credit cards?

On One Hand: Not Using Credit Cards Is WiseIf you know that you don't have the money to make the monthly payments for a credit card, it's best not to use one. According to John Ulzheimer (courtesy ... Read More »

Do inquiries hurt your credit score?

Credit inquiries made by your credit card company to monitor your account, by creditors regarding "pre-approved" offers, by a prospective employer, by you to check your own credit report, or by mul... Read More »

Can overdrafting hurt your credit score?

On One Hand: Overdrafts Do Not Impact Credit Score.Bank account overdrafts do not have a direct impact on an individual's credit history or score. Banking history is generally not reported to any o... Read More »