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6 Tips To Improve Your Credit Score

by RateHub.ca Last updated on June 07, 2017

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We've all heard how important it is to have a good credit score. Having a high credit score is vital because lenders use it to determine how creditworthy you are. But the thing about credit scores is that not many really understand how they work. 

Your credit score is a number that falls between 300-900. The higher the number, the less risky you are in the eyes of lenders. What constitutes a “good” score varies by lender and the type of credit you're applying for. 

That being said, you should always aim to keep your credit scores as high as possible. Here are six tips to help you improve your credit score. 

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How to Manage Large Purchases

by RateHub.ca Last updated on April 27, 2017

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Every so often, you’re going to make large purchases – not necessarily a home or car, but more along the lines of a television, computer, plane tickets, etc. Although many of these expenses can be anticipated, forking over a large amount of money upfront is understandably difficult for many people. So, how do you manage large purchases? The key is to ask yourself a series of questions before making your decision.

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How To Find the Best Chequing Account

by RateHub.ca Last updated on March 22, 2017
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Everyone has a chequing account. There’s a good chance your parents helped you set up your first account (and that you opened it at the same bank they use), or that you got one as soon as you landed your first job.

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Does Paying an Annual Fee for a Credit Card Make Sense?

by RateHub.ca Last updated on February 15, 2017
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Are credit cards with annual fees worth it? That’s a common question people ask when they’re applying for a new card. Psychologically, for many of us, it doesn’t make sense to pay a fee for a credit card. However, when you look at it from a pure financial point of view, credit cards with an annual fee may very well be worth it.

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