What does my credit score have to be to get a credit card?

Answer On One Hand: There is No Required ScoreAccording to, there is no minimum FICO credit score required to get a credit card. The credit card companies set their own criteria. Vario... Read More »

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Does reporting a credit card stolen lower your credit score?

Reporting a credit card stolen does not lower your credit score. Some actions that can lower your credit score are late or missed payments, too many inquiries for new credit at one time and unpaid ... Read More »

Does paying a credit card in advance improve your credit score?

On One Hand: Early Payment Avoids Late FeesA late payment on a credit card, even one day late, can seriously impact your credit score. Processing delays can turn even a timely payment into one that... Read More »

Does adding your child to a credit card help his credit score?

The idea of adding your child to your current credit card is commonly referred to as "piggybacking." While this used to help build credit for your child, it no longer does. You can, however, open a... Read More »