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The Basics of Budgeting

April 24th, 2017 | Author:
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[W]hether you are just starting out on your own or just starting over, one of the most important things you can do is learn how to budget. Many people think they know how to budget, but they fail to stick with it. So, the goal is to not just create a budget, but to create...Continue Reading »

Revolving Credit or Installment Loans: Which is Better for Your Credit?

April 21st, 2017 | Author:
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[I]f you’ve been learning about credit, one of the first things you’ll hear is you can’t get credit if you don’t have credit. It often seems to be a Catch-22; no one will give you credit so you can’t get established with a credit history so you can get new credit. With diligent effort, you...Continue Reading »

What to Do When a Landlord or Employer Asks to See Your Credit Report

April 19th, 2017 | Author:
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[S]ometimes when you are filling out a rental or job application, you’ll come to a page that asks you to sign and authorize a credit check. Most people will sign it, hoping for the best if they have less than perfect credit. Even when you do sign it, you may wonder if that was the...Continue Reading »

Why Do Employers Look at Your Credit Report?

April 17th, 2017 | Author:
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[I]f you’ve applied for a job, you may have been asked to provide authorization for the potential employer to look at your credit report. While you signed it just to be considered for the job, you may wonder why they need to know about your credit history. What are employers looking at when they review...Continue Reading »

Do Creditors Look Past Your Credit Score?

April 16th, 2017 | Author:
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[Y]ou hear all about the minimum credit score needed to get a credit card or loan. It seems like this one magic number seals your fate. You wonder if creditors or lenders even look at the information in your credit report or if they just use that number to get a decision for your application....Continue Reading »

What Creditors Look at on Credit Reports

April 14th, 2017 | Author:
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[T]here’s a lot of information on a credit report. If you’ve ever requested a free copy of your credit report, you may have been overwhelmed at all of the stuff on there. It makes you wonder what creditors and lenders really look at. Do they read every line or do they skim? If they skim,...Continue Reading »

How a Credit Card Can Help You Build Credit

April 7th, 2017 | Author:
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[A]fter the recession of 2008, more people have become conscious of debt. Some of them have decided to give up using credit cards or other forms of credit in favor of a cash-only approach. While this is a good idea for people with bad spending habits or those who have a tendency to live beyond...Continue Reading »

Ways Home Improvement Stores Can Help You Finance a Remodel

March 31st, 2017 | Author:
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[I]f you’ve decided to take on the challenge of a major or minor renovation or remodel for your home, you probably know it’s going to cost you. Even if you save up for this job, you may end up with unexpected costs and issues. Two of the biggest home improvement stores can help with financing...Continue Reading »

Why Living at Home May Boost Your Credit Score

March 29th, 2017 | Author:
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[M]any Millennials have either continued living with their parents or moved back in with them. Other generations have also become multigenerational households for one reason or another. This living arrangement offers a great advantage for anyone hoping to establish or rebuild their credit. A Chance to Save One reason people have moved in with their...Continue Reading »

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Bad Credit

March 28th, 2017 | Author:
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[W]hen a person has bad credit, it can seem impossible to improve it. Usually, you have bills you can’t pay and your job is barely making ends meet. When you get that tax refund, you may be tempted to use it for something special or to replace or repair something that’s broken, but you can...Continue Reading »

Ways to Save Money and Improve Your Credit

March 22nd, 2017 | Author:
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[I]f you made a resolution this year to pay off debt and improve your credit, you may find you have a challenge. For some, getting a second job is the best way to accomplish this goal because it provides extra income. If this isn’t an option, you can focus instead of saving money to give...Continue Reading »