Can a Credit Card Improve Your Credit?

Credit Score

Can a Credit Card Improve Your Credit?

Can a Credit Card Improve Your Credit?

Many consumers see credit cards as a gateway to debt. While they certainly give you the opportunity to spend money you don’t have, when used responsibly, their powers can be harnessed for good, not evil. When you closely track your spending and pay your bills on time, your credit card can be a huge financial… Read More

5 Things You Can Try Before You Buy

Personal Finance

5 Things You Can Try Before You Buy

5 Things You Can Try Before You Buy

Pretty much anyone can go to a store to try on clothes or drive to an auto dealer to test drive a car — trying things out is a routine part of making purchases. It’s just not that enjoyable. Sometimes, trying things out is a hassle or isn’t enough to help you make a confident… Read More

10 States Where Foreclosures Are Stubbornly High

Mortgages

10 States Where Foreclosures Are Stubbornly High

10 States Where Foreclosures Are Stubbornly High

The foreclosure crisis in the U.S. is dying a very slow death. Even though there are many fewer homes entering the foreclosure process now than there were before the housing bubble burst, two-thirds of all home loans in some state of foreclosure were originated between 2004 and 2008, according to the most recent foreclosure report… Read More

7 Reasons to Love Credit Cards

Credit Cards

7 Reasons to Love Credit Cards

7 Reasons to Love Credit Cards

Not everyone loves credit cards — plenty of people really, really hate them, in fact. But credit cards can also be a great tool to have tucked away in your wallet. Credit cards serve a valuable purpose for many consumers and, when used responsibly, can do a whole lot more — earning you some money, giving you… Read More

Can You Get a Loan for Solar Panels?

Personal Loans

Can You Get a Loan for Solar Panels?

Can You Get a Loan for Solar Panels?

The price of electricity has consistently increased for the last several years, and it’s projected to continue rising in the future. This summer, the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects consumers will spend 5.9% more on electricity than they did in the summer of 2014. If you don’t like the sound of that, maybe it’s time… Read More

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