Does My Spouse’s Credit Affect Mine?

Credit score Q&A: “Does my spouse’s credit affect mine?” So you’ve got excellent credit, but your spouse’s credit isn’t so hot. Does this mean your spouse’s bad credit history will affect your pristine past? Not exactly. Just because you’re married or living together doesn’t mean your credit history is commingled, which may or may not… Continue reading Does My Spouse’s Credit Affect Mine?

How Are Credit Card Minimum Payments Calculated?

Let’s address the following timely question: “How are credit card minimum payments calculated?” Since the credit crunch hit, credit card minimum payment requirements have been going up as card issuers attempt to tighten their grip on borrowers’ spending habits. Instead of letting them run up hefty credit card balances, they’re requiring card holders to pay… Continue reading How Are Credit Card Minimum Payments Calculated?