Who Cares About Your Credit Score?

Credit Score

Who Cares About Your Credit Score?

Who Cares About Your Credit Score?

Checking your credit score is a little bit like eating your vegetables: Some people genuinely love doing it, others force themselves to and the rest of us write it off as unimportant. After all, your physical and financial health is a personal thing. It may seem like your credit score and how you manage it is… Read More

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

Managing Debt

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

7 Ways to Avoid a Painful Dentist Bill

A trip to the dentist can result in a big bill you hadn’t budgeted for. Or maybe things have been so tight that after you’ve paid other bills, dental care doesn’t even make the list. While cleanings, check-ups and X-rays have fairly predictable costs, any problems detected may result in significant bills. We did a bit… Read More

5 Credit Cards With No Spending Limit

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards With No Spending Limit

5 Credit Cards With No Spending Limit

Life can be unpredictable, and you never know what you may need to spend money on tomorrow. For example, homeowners may be forced to make costly repairs, and business owners may have to take an expensive trip with very short notice. In these situations, you may suddenly need more spending power on your credit cards than… Read More

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

Personal Finance

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

How Much Rent Can I Afford?

When with one of my friends recently, I walked past a building covered in “for rent” signs from a property management group in Chicago, where we live. “Oh, hey, it’s the company that robs me blind every month,” my friend muttered as she saw the logo. A lot of people feel that way when it… Read More

Should You Ever Pay Cash for a Home?

Mortgages

Should You Ever Pay Cash for a Home?

Should You Ever Pay Cash for a Home?

While some of us may be struggling just to afford a down payment, there are people out there who are paying for their homes in full in cash. Finding a great property and forgoing all the bank paperwork and loan repayments may seem like a dream, but it can, in fact, be a mixed blessing…. Read More

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