Jordan Wathen

Jordan Wathen

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I think stock investors can benefit by analyzing a company with a credit investors' mentality -- rule out the downside and the upside takes care of itself. Send me an email by clicking here, or tweet me.

Recent articles

Commission-Free ETFs: Not Always the Best Choice

TD Ameritrade’s recent decision to overhaul its list of commission-free ETFs is just a sign of the times. Discount brokers can't work for free, and we shouldn't expect them to.





What You Should (and Shouldn't) Use Your Credit Card For

Credit cards offer more benefits and fraud protection, making them a better way to pay than debit cards or cash for most purchases. That said, there are some expenses that you shouldn't pay with a credit card.

How to Invest in BDCs

Here's what you need to know about business development companies.




How to Get Cash Back From Your Credit Card

It doesn't matter if you have great credit, bad credit, or no credit at all: There's a cash-back credit card for you. Rewards programs have never been as lucrative as they are right now.



Credit Cards After Bankruptcy

Credit cards are important tools in rebuilding your credit score after bankruptcy. Here's a six-step process for building up your credit report with a credit card, even if you have a recent Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy behind you.



How to Build Credit

You can build a great credit score with a minimal amount of effort. Here's how to start right now.


How Credit Utilization Can Hurt Your Credit Score

After your payment history, credit utilization is the second most important factor in your credit score. Knowing how it works allows you to game the system and get a better credit score in as little as one month.

How to Raise Your Credit Limit

Raising your credit limit on a credit card can improve your credit score and make it easier to qualify for other accounts.


What Factors Make Up Your FICO Score

Your credit score is based on just five factors in your credit report. Here's how you can get the best credit score possible by gaming the system.


Credit Score Ranges

Lenders interpret your credit score through ranges, grouping people into categories like super prime, prime, or subprime. Where does your credit score fall?


Why Navient Stock Dropped 11% on Thursday

Shares of the student-loan lender dropped after it announced a dilutive acquisition, and yet another state filed suit against the company over deceptive lending practices.


3 Benefits of an Actively Managed Fund

Actively managed funds get a bad name, but some active funds more than earn their keep. Here are three basic benefits of active funds vs. passive funds.