Category Archives: Credit

How College Grads (or Anyone) Can Build Credit

The currency of the college years is good grades. Once you graduate, your credit score often dictates much of your financial path going forward. There are several entities who will look at your credit and potentially make decisions based on … Continue reading

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Bad Money Moves We All Make

All of us have made bad decisions in our life at some point, and we will likely make some more in the future. While it’s always a good idea to avoid these scenarios whenever possible, this is especially true when … Continue reading

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Credit Card Tips for Retirees

The golden years might mark the end of working for a paycheck, but it doesn’t eliminate the importance of keeping a solid credit score. Credit scores affect more than just your ability to borrow; even things such as your car … Continue reading

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One Simple Tip to Save Thousands on a Mortgage

The single best tip to getting the best rate on a mortgage is to check your credit score and credit history. Don’t check it just before applying; check it in advance, up to a year in advance of when you … Continue reading

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The Confusing World of Credit Scores

Credit scores are extremely important. They are, in a way, your financial life-line to borrowing money. But credit scores are actually a whole lot more than that. Your score can determine whether or not you can rent an apartment and … Continue reading

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The Most Common Credit Mistakes

Credit card use has become a way of life for many Americans. You would think that would make some people experts on how these credit cards work, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Here are some common mistakes credit card … Continue reading

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Common Credit Card Questions Answered

Americans are notorious for their heavy use of credit. This should make us all experts, right? Not so fast. Here is a look at a few basic questions the average credit user might ask, as well as answers from a … Continue reading

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