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Does Your Credit Score Tell Who You’ll Vote For?

April 29th, 2016 | Author:

[A]nalysts use all kinds of indicators to measure the likelihood of who a person will vote for in the Presidential election. Why not consider credit scores? Do people with higher credit scores vote for one party or one candidate over another? Just as age, location and other factors are used to estimate how a person...Continue Reading »

Can Rewards Cards Be Bad for You?

April 27th, 2016 | Author:

[T]he goal of anyone trying to find the best credit card is often to be approved for a rewards credit card. A credit card with a rewards program often means you can score points for free flights or hotel stays. You may also get cash back on your purchases. It almost feels like you’re getting...Continue Reading »

The Truth about Shopping for a Loan and Credit Scores

April 26th, 2016 | Author:

[I]f you plan to buy a house or a car, you may shop around with multiple lenders to find the best rates or even just to get approved. While it’s important to try to save money, you need to understand the impact this has on your credit scores. Multiple Applications, Single Impact If you apply...Continue Reading »

3 Things to Do Before Buying a Home

April 22nd, 2016 | Author:

[B]uying a home can be an exciting step in your life. It can also be a frustrating, complicated process that leaves you disillusioned and irritated about “the American dream.” To enjoy the process and avoid many of the problems that plague buyers, you need to do three things before you start looking at the listings...Continue Reading »

Square Credit Card Reader Services

April 18th, 2016 | Author:

[B]usiness owners are often looking for new ways to connect with customers. Reaching customers where they are often means being able to accept payments while on the go. The ability to accept mobile card payments is important for many businesses today. Learn more about one of the fastest growing mobile credit card reader services available...Continue Reading »

Personal Finance Tips for Newlyweds

April 15th, 2016 | Author:

[S]tarting a life together with another person is a huge step. Newlyweds are often excited at the prospect of merging their two separate paths into a single one. Staying in step with one another requires honesty and communication. One area that can be overlooked when combining households is money. Building a life together means more...Continue Reading »

How To Negotiate for Savings

April 13th, 2016 | Author:

[L]arge bills can really take the sails out of anyone’s income. Spending money on bills leaves you with less discretionary income. This can lead to a life of all work and no play. Even worse, mounting debt can diminish your credit score. That makes it even harder to secure financing, make large purchases or land...Continue Reading »

All About Gift Cards

April 11th, 2016 | Author:

[G]ift cards are always a great gift choice when you don't know what else to buy. The market for this convenient present continues to grow exponentially. Gift cards are a great gift for anyone, but particularly for people without access to traditional credit. They enable the recipients to shop online without the need for a...Continue Reading »

How To Rack Up Rewards Fast

April 8th, 2016 | Author:

[C]redit card usage continues to expand as more consumers rely on convenient plastic for everyday purchases. Competition between card issuers has only increased as a result. The types of rewards offered by card companies include points that can be exchanged for any number of items, flight miles and cash back programs. Earn Faster The time...Continue Reading »

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

April 6th, 2016 | Author:

No matter how careful you are, or how much you watch your accounts, a thief can steal your identity in a moment. While most banks and credit card companies limit your liability if this happens, you still have the headache to deal with to recover your identity. How Identity Theft Happens Identity theft can occur...Continue Reading »

Reading Your Credit Card Agreements

April 6th, 2016 | Author:

[O]pening up a new credit card is easier than ever before. Card offers flow freely through the mail, advertising their unique rewards and benefits. Consumers are just a few easy clicks away from signing up for a new account online. With the ease and speed involved in opening an account, it would be easy to...Continue Reading »