Having an exceptional credit score allows you to get low interest rates on mortgages and auto loans as well as lower financing rates on car leases and credit cards. So what is the best credit score? While there are several companies that provide credit scores, Fair Isaac Corp., or FICO, provides credit scores to 90 percent of lenders. FICO credit scores range between 300 and 850. The best credit score is 850.
Trying to understand credit scores and credit reports can be frustrating if you don’t know exactly how they work. Did you know that some credit inquiries hurt your credit score, while others won’t? When you apply for credit, the lender makes a credit inquiry and obtains a copy of your credit report. This is referred to as a hard inquiry. Making sense of the hard inquiry gets much easier once you understand some basics. Each hard inquiry is recorded on your credit report.
The first decision to make before putting your home on the market is whether to use a real estate agent or sell your house independently. Many homeowners want to forgo using a Realtor because they don’t want to pay the commission, which is typically 6 percent, split between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Just know that selling your house on your own takes a lot of work, and it may not get as much foot traffic as it would if it were listed with a broker.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".