Paying off your mortgage can make your credit score drop, but maybe that’s OK.
Live your life the way you want. Forget about whether you will have a hard pull or a soft pull on your credit.
I don’t care much about my credit score as long as I still get the best rates when I borrow. In previous posts I showed you don’t need a top score to get the best rate. I don’t buy credit scores. My bank Alliant Credit Union shows me a VantageScore by Experian every quarter for […]
My mortgage refinance is almost done. I will sign the docs this week. Long story short, I’m refinancing from a 15-year fixed at 3.75% to a 5/1 ARM at 2.625% with a negative $900 closing cost. It’s a great rate. Getting paid to do it makes it even better. As part of the disclosure, the […]
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: dear media, please quit obsessing with the credit score. Last week’s episode of the NPR program Marketplace Money was about credit and credit scores. One of the stories was The power of FICO. It featured Pete Deibel of Winter Park, FL (emphasis added by me): […]