When it comes to maintaining a good credit rating paying your bills on time is a must. However, what happens when a simple mistake is made and you forget to send in a payment by the due date? What if a financial emergency arises and you have to wait until the following pay day to take care of a monthly bill? Will your overlooked or postponed payment undo all of your hard work and trash your credit scores?
In one of its last moves under the former presidential administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed three separate lawsuits against student loan servicing giant Navient. Navient currently services the student loans of over 12 million borrowers in the United States, loans which amount to over $300 billion in both federal and private student loan debt.
Think you have just 1 credit score? How about 3 credit scores? If you believed either of these previous statements to be true then you may be in for a bit of a shock. The truth is that you actually have hundreds of different credit scores, and that is no exaggeration.