How Fast Can a Secured Credit Card Improve My Credit?

If you’re trying to build credit for the first time or improve a credit score damaged by past financial problems, you may have heard advice about using a secured credit card. Using a secured card can be an effective way to establish a positive credit history, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all strategy. For some consumers, … Read more

OpenSky Launches New Consumer Website

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2015 The OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card debuts its new website today with an updated design and user experience to help consumers understand how credit cards impact their finances. This improved gateway comes at a time when the number of consumers seeking accessible credit is high—nearly 1.5 million households filed … Read more

My 5Star Bank Secured Card Was Sold to UMB Bank. They Want Money.

“Dear Steve, UMB Bank inherited this debt from 5Star Key Bank. Even though this was only one account, a credit card secured with my original $750 payment, UMB Bank now claims that I owe them $750 becuase they claim that there was a savings account and a credit card. They claim that the check that … Read more

Be Smart and Find the Best Credit Card That’s Right for You

For anyone who has spent more than a few minutes on the GetOutOfDebt.org site you easily come to the conclusion that it is primarily about getting rid of debt but getting out of debt is more than just about eliminating your bills. Getting out of debt is also about not getting into overwhelming debt. One … Read more

Working on Raising My Credit Score and Need Some Advice. – Shawn

“Dear Steve, Working on my credit to raise my score and need some advice and or assistance. i have pulled my credit reports and i have found a lot of discrepencies and things that should have been romoved . there are things that show an amount but no other information. there are items that are … Read more

I Have An OK Credit Score But Can’t Get a Credit Card. – Chris

“Dear Steve, I am graduating from college this semester with an Associates of Science in Communication. I have no credit card debt but have roughly $50,000 in student loan debt, due to out of state tuition costs and loss of a job I had. I have a job as a NJCAA sports broadcaster at a … Read more