Credit Score Update | How Multiple Credit Card Applications Impact Your Score

Tweet One of the biggest reasons people hesitate to use credit cards to earn free travel is because they want to vigilantly protect their credit score. For that reason, people ask how multiple credit card applications will impact their credit score. When I get an update on my FICO score, I’ve been updating the activity […]

Credit Score Analysis | Should a Credit Score Drop Cause You to Adjust Your Strategy?

Tweet When I talk with newbies about signing up for credit cards to get free/cheap/discounted travel, one of the hesitancies is the impact on a person’s credit score.  Since my quarterly FICO score was just updated, I want to use my own score to help us analyze what is happening, and discover the important lessons […]

The Best Way to Get A Free Credit Score – Credit Sesame

Tweet If you plan to play the free frequent flyer miles game and use the best airline credit cards to get bonus miles, you’ll need to track your credit score. To track your credit score, I’m currently recommending the free service provided by Credit Sesame. The score you get is not your FICO score. That […]

How does applying for multiple credit cards impact your credit score?

Tweet Over the last several weeks, I’ve written about some generous credit card sign up bonuses.  In fact, I applied for the 75,000 bonus point AAdvantage card and the 30,000 Starwood bonus (expired). However, as a personal finance blogger, I thought we should get a post on Help Me Travel Cheap that addresses credit scores […]