Getting credit, especially intial credit, is tough. Coming from a household that never really talked about money and how to manage it, I certainly didn’t know how I could get credit when I first started out [...]
It’s a uniquely modern horror. You apply for a car loan or a new credit card and are denied, but you know that your credit score is excellent. It doesn’t take long to find out what [...]
When used responsibly, a credit card can be a great tool. The right rewards program can provide you with free stuff, discounted travel and even cash back. When you use a good rewards program, you end [...]
Getting out of debt might seem like a simple concept, but it can take years of hard work and dedication to be debt free. If you want to get your finances back on track, you have [...]
It’s one of the most awkward conversations in modern life. A friend or relative asks you to co-sign a loan for a new car or a house — with the promise that of course they’re good [...]
There are many reasons that people end up with poor credit. You know, though, that in order to get access to loans for major purchases (especially a home), you need to have a good credit score. [...]
One of the debates that goes on in the personal finance world revolves around the concept of whether or not some debt can be good. It is true that some debt (like a home mortgage) is [...]
Do you know your credit score? If not, here is a good list of ways to check your credit scores for free. I signed up for a few of these free accounts and got my scores. [...]
In the wake of a menacing recession, U.S. consumers seem to be at a crossroads in debt accumulation and pay-off. While many households have spent the past few years paying off consumer debt, some are seeing [...]
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