Credit Score


July 11, 2019
Best Ways to Check Your Credit Score for Free

Maintaining a healthy credit score is essential for anyone who wants a maximize earning miles and points with credit cards. In general a credit score of 720 or higher is good enough to get approved for the best credit card offers available and this means the potential of earning tons of free airline miles each […]

September 3, 2014
What Hard Pulls (Credit Inquiries) Mean For Your Credit Score

When you apply for a new line of credit, whether it’s a credit card, car loan, or mortgage, it almost always entails the issuer checking your credit score. This is known as a ‘hard pull’ or ‘hard credit inquiry’ and it is beneficial to understand how they influence your credit score. If you plan on […]

July 31, 2014
CreditKarma Now Gives Full Free TransUnion Credit Report

Credit Karma is one of the few great ways to check your TransUnion credit score for free, and they just added a valuable new feature. Now you can check your full credit report whenever you log-in to your Credit Karma account. Normally you can only get one free credit report per year from each credit […]

April 3, 2014
Tips to Keeping a Strong Credit Score to Earn Lots of Miles and Points

Anyone involved in earning miles and points from lucrative credit card welcome bonuses knows that having a strong credit score is the difference between potentially getting approved or denied for a new card. Generally a credit score above 720 is considered 'good enough' for applying and getting approved for multiple rewards credit cards. If you're in the hobby long enough you know that […]

January 6, 2014
Credit Card Tip: American Express Backdates New Cards to Your Oldest Card’s Age

When you open a new American Express credit card it is backdated to the age of your oldest Amex credit card account. This means that you can open a new card and it will be reported to your credit score as having an account age of your oldest Amex account.  Why is this important? The average […]

November 19, 2019
Beginner’s Guide to Applying for Multiple Credit Cards: Step 1 - Check and Review Your Credit Score

Welcome to the Beginner's Guide to Applying for Multiple Credit Cards! This is a step-by-step guide to show you how to get ready and apply for credit cards to earn airline miles & credit card points. The series will consist of 4 posts that cover these basic topics: Part 1: Check and review your credit […]

May 16, 2017
What Does it Mean When Your Credit Card Application Needs Further Review?

The last thing you want to see when applying for a credit card online is that your application needs further review. Usually if you are not approved you will receive a message that says something like “your application will undergo further review and you will be notified in 7-10 business days.” Of course you would […]

March 19, 2014
How Apartment Shopping Can Derail Your Credit Card Applications and Lower Your Credit Score

Recently I had been on the hunt for a new apartment for next fall as I head back to school to start a master's program. I can’t count the number of rental companies or landlords that requested for me to take an application, often times reciting that there is no fee to apply. Some places […]

August 27, 2016
Hard Inquiries: What They Mean for Your Credit Score

You can support Well Traveled Mile by applying for Credit Cards Here or shopping through our Amazon affiliate link. Thank you for the support! Everyone that plays the credit card game to take advantage of lucrative welcome bonuses knows that hard inquiries are just part of the process. I get a lot of questions about how all these inquiries stack up--how […]

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