Tag: Credit Score

What Does Your Credit Score Mean

A credit score is one of the most important numbers that any person ever deals with. This seemingly simple three-digit number tells potential lenders so much about the kind of history that a person has had with their credit in the past. In other words, this score details the actions or inaction that a person […]

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How To Find Out What Is On Your Credit Card Statement

Credit card statements can be confusing. There are minimum payments, statement balances, and interest rates that show up on a monthly bill, among other things. The banks mail some statements to their customers. They deliver others digitally if the cardholder has opted in to receive electronic statements. There are due dates to worry about and […]

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Learn How To Get A Credit Report For Free

If you have ever applied for a loan or a credit card, you are probably aware of the importance of your credit report and credit score. The information a credit report contains tells lenders whether you are a “credit risk” or not. It can also determine what interest rates you will be offered and other […]

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Helpful Tips To Understand Your Credit Score

A credit score is an integral part of your credit history and overall is essential for many purchases, loans, and other important financial decisions or transactions. It can help determine a lot of things, such as interest rates that you’ll receive or even if you can rent that apartment that you’ve had your eye on. […]

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Helpful Tips on How to Use a Credit Card Responsibly

There are some people that refuse to use credit cards thinking that if they don’t use them, they won’t get into difficult situations. The truth, however, is that credit cards can be powerful tools if they are used properly. They can help you build up your creditworthiness and increase your credit score if you use […]

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Should Your Teenager Have A Credit Card?

According to TransUnion, 20 percent of people who are between the ages of 13 and 18 have a credit card. However, many parents are still reluctant to give their teen a credit card. There are negatives that come along with it. For example, teens who do not use their credit cards responsibly can potentially ruin their credit […]

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How to Build a Strong Financial House with Housing Counseling

For most Americans, buying a home is the largest purchase they will make in their lifetime. But it’s not enough to know what neighborhood, style of house, or square footage you want. Consumers also need to have their financial affairs in order prior to considering homeownership. A consumer’s financial history and credit rating are two […]

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How Credit Counseling Can Help You Get A Mortgage

We get asked this question almost every day “Can you get a mortgage if you’ve done credit counseling and are on a Debt Management Program (DMP)?” The short and sweet answer is “YES”! There are a few things that you need to consider though. Consumer credit counseling can get individuals with poor credit scores on […]

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7 Reasons To Get Rid Of Your Credit Cards

If credit card companies had it their way, consumers would charge any and every purchase they make every single day of their lives. Unfortunately, that would only be fun until it came time to pay the enormous bill. While it can be difficult to resist temptation from time to time, there are a few excellent […]

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Reasons Why You Might Not Join A Debt Management Program

We’ve been in business for over 50 years now (since June 17th, 1968) so we’ve heard about a million reasons why someone doesn’t want to sign up for a Debt Management Program even though they seem super interested and excited about it. The list includes a few common reasons such as: Monthly payments with Debt […]

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Becoming Debt Free Starts Here

If you're struggling to make ends meet, our team of certified counselors are waiting to help you find a solution that's right for you. No matter what your financial situation may be, remember you're not alone