How to Stop the Holiday Food & Shopping Binge

Personal Finance

How to Stop the Holiday Food & Shopping Binge

How to Stop the Holiday Food & Shopping Binge

Well, it’s just about here…Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the holiday season is upon us. Wow, how the year has flown by, right? I just love all of the gatherings, parties, meals, gifts and laughter that we’ll share in the coming weeks with those we love. Along with all the revelry though often comes… Read More

How to Tell If You Have a Credit Score

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How to Tell If You Have a Credit Score

How to Tell If You Have a Credit Score

It’s a question I get asked more often than you might think: How can I tell if I have a credit score? It’s a basic question, but it’s about a pretty complex topic. It’s not always so easy to understand your credit and how much it can affect our lives these days. So with that… Read More

Can a Timeshare Hurt My Credit?

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Can a Timeshare Hurt My Credit?

Can a Timeshare Hurt My Credit?

With summer upon us, and the much-deserved vacation time that comes with it, I often get questions from friends about timeshares. Is it a good idea? How will it affect my credit? What should I watch out for? As anyone who has had the pleasure of sitting through a timeshare sales pitch can attest to,… Read More

Should Data Breaches Scare You Away From Online Shopping?

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Should Data Breaches Scare You Away From Online Shopping?

Should Data Breaches Scare You Away From Online Shopping?

After the recent data breaches of high-profile companies, it seems many shoppers view online shopping as more risky. A new USA Today poll says that 24% of Americans have curbed their buying online because of these recent incidents. Unfortunately, even if you’re a careful online shopper (or even a careful in-store shopper), you’re not guaranteed to… Read More

My Credit Report Thinks I’m Dead!

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My Credit Report Thinks I’m Dead!

My Credit Report Thinks I’m Dead!

It’s always distressing to be rejected for a credit line, but perhaps the worst is when you find that you’ve been reported as dead. However outrageous it may sound, this does occasionally happen, and I’ve helped several of my own clients through the process of correcting this error. Being reported as dead can happen to… Read More

Why You Should Make Time to Check Your Credit

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Why You Should Make Time to Check Your Credit

Why You Should Make Time to Check Your Credit

I have to warn you: I sometimes try to be lighthearted and fun in my blog posts, but I really feel that this very serious topic deserves a very serious tone. You’ll thank me for this later. I write and speak about credit a lot and I frequently hear this excuse from people – “But… Read More

4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

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4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

Black Friday: At the best of times, it’s a highly anticipated party-like atmosphere in which you get some or all of your holiday season shopping done at ridiculously low prices. At the worst of times, it’s a spaghetti mess of mile-long line-ups and frenzied grabbing of the last item on a shelf, and then hours… Read More

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