Is a ‘Perfect’ Credit Score Even Possible?

Credit Score

Is a ‘Perfect’ Credit Score Even Possible?

Is a ‘Perfect’ Credit Score Even Possible?

If you were someone who wasn’t satisfied in school unless you had a report card filled with As, then maybe a blemish-free 850 credit score is your adulthood equivalent. You’ve heard it exists, but you’ve yet to see the perfect credit score yourself. But that may be OK, as “there is absolutely no advantage to... Read More

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

Identity Theft

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

It seems scammers have found yet another way to con victims out of their money, this time using credit cards and bank accounts. It’s a new spin on an old scam that often involves counterfeit checks. And it’s something Greenville, South Carolina, resident Judy Guyton learned the hard way after checking her bank account online, according to... Read More

It’s Going to Be Easier to Get a 3% Down Mortgage

Mortgages

It’s Going to Be Easier to Get a 3% Down Mortgage

It’s Going to Be Easier to Get a 3% Down Mortgage

HomeReady, the mortgage option that allows borrowers to qualify with income from non-borrower household members, is getting an upgrade. That’s according to government-sponsored mortgage titan Fannie Mae, who announced the following features in a release on Tuesday, the day the changes went into effect. Among them, occupant borrowers on a HomeReady loan can own other residential properties,... Read More

4 Credit Cards for Coffee Lovers

Credit Cards

4 Credit Cards for Coffee Lovers

4 Credit Cards for Coffee Lovers

While tea is the hot beverage of choice across much of the world, Americans decidedly prefer coffee. Many Americans stop at a nearby coffee shop each day, and grab their regular Cup of Joe. And while every coffee drinker has long ago discovered his or her favorite brew, many haven’t considered what the best credit... Read More

10 Things That Could Give You Peace of Mind on Your Next Vacation

Personal Finance

10 Things That Could Give You Peace of Mind on Your Next Vacation

10 Things That Could Give You Peace of Mind on Your Next Vacation

Given the recent horrendous acts of terrorism in Nice, Brussels, Paris, Orlando and elsewhere, many travelers are concerned about becoming victims themselves. Although the chances are extraordinarily slim that it could happen to you, the truth is that thousands of people are injured and die every year while on vacation. Therefore, here are some travel-planning steps... Read More

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