Category: Credit

Warning: Cosigning Can Be Hazardous To Your Credit

Everyone needs a little help at some time in their life. Sometimes that help is financial and we need some money. Other times we just need someone to vouch for us. One way you can vouch for someone is to be a cosigner for them on a loan. If you have not been asked to […]

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Wedding Day Debt

Statistics show that the average cost of an American wedding is between $25,500 and $33,000. It’s no surprise that a lot of couples are going into to debt. In fact, statistics show that 74% of couples go into debt to get married. Now, there’s a wedding loan out there that does not help matters. A […]

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Wedding Day Dollars

People choose their wedding dates for different reasons and get choose to have their weddings every month of the year. However, January is the least popular month and October is the most popular month with September and August close behind. As we think about weddings two words come to mind, love and money. Based on […]

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Be Prepared For Opportunities

Whitney M. Young, Jr. said, “It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” So often people decide to get their money or credit right when they want to buy a house. That is not a bad thing. However, when asked when […]

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Dirty Little Secret – Part 3

  Victims of financial abuse are made financially dependent on and by their abusers, then the rug is pulled out from under them. Usually, the rug is pulled out when they or their spouse or partner leaves. Unfortunately, this is the point when the victim discovers that they have been left holding the bag that […]

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Refund Jackpot

Tax refund season has been called several things including, Christmas in March and the poor peoples lottery, among other things. Remember, “poor” is not just related to the amount of your income but is also a mindset. Several people are used to getting tax refunds of over $5,000 every year and go on shopping sprees […]

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Trust The Process

Many people want results associated with financial success, but they do not want to go through the process. No matter what the goal, there is always a shortcut. But shortcuts can lead to less than the desired results. People like to take shortcuts so they can do less work. If doing less work means working […]

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Rebuilding Credit

One of the major pitfalls of no financial education is bad credit. When you were young with little or no credit, creditors were lining up to give you credit. Since nobody taught you about credit or how to successfully manage it, you most likely ended up with late payments, collections, and a lower than desirable […]

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“Credit” Report for Checking Accounts

Most of us are familiar with the fact that the way you use credit is important and reported to credit bureaus. In fact, your ability to get credit is largely based on reporting and scores from credit bureaus. Click here to get more information about credit scores. Did you know there is also a consumer […]

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You Can Have It All

Glitz and glamour attract us and the promise of status and prestige reel us in. Advertisers and marketers know just what to say and know exactly how to present products and services to get us to give them our money, even if we have to borrow it. Their goal is to make us say, “I […]

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