The Most Important Dates on Your Credit Report

Credit Score

The Most Important Dates on Your Credit Report

The Most Important Dates on Your Credit Report

If you’ve reviewed your credit reports recently you’ve no doubt seen many dates — many, many dates. Some are more important than others. And some are absolutely critical. A Credit.com reader asks: What’s the difference between Date Opened, Date Reported, Date of Last Payment, etc.? There are two reasons why dates on your credit reports… Read More

Is There a Subprime Car Loan Bubble?

Auto Loans

Is There a Subprime Car Loan Bubble?

Is There a Subprime Car Loan Bubble?

Auto loans are hot. Consumers can’t seem to get enough of them, and the average loan has soared from $14,700 to $17,400 in the past five years, according to TransUnion. Wall Street can’t get enough of them either: Santander Consumer USA just sold off $700 million of its subprime loans to investors within a few… Read More

The 411 on Buying a Rental Property

Personal Finance

The 411 on Buying a Rental Property

The 411 on Buying a Rental Property

Picture this: cash rolls in like clockwork every month, and you don’t have to do a bit of work to get it. That’s the promise of rental properties. In theory, they are passive cash-generating machines that deliver you money every month with little to no effort on your part. In reality, they can be a… Read More

A Homebuyer’s Guide to Escrow

Mortgages

A Homebuyer’s Guide to Escrow

A Homebuyer’s Guide to Escrow

Buying a home is likely one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your life. And it comes with a lot of terms you may not encounter in your everyday life. One of these terms you’ll hear thrown around is “escrow.” But in case you aren’t exactly sure what escrow means or how it… Read More

5 Simple Steps for Switching Banks

Personal Finance

5 Simple Steps for Switching Banks

5 Simple Steps for Switching Banks

Are rude tellers and outrageous fees among your bank’s claims to fame? Enough already! You shouldn’t have to put up with that. There are plenty of other fish, er, banks, in the sea waiting for your business. Why waste your time and money on an institution you hate? You may think switching banks is a… Read More

How to Stand Out at a Career Fair

Personal Finance

How to Stand Out at a Career Fair

How to Stand Out at a Career Fair

Job fairs can be intimidating — just as the room is filled with potential opportunities, it is also filled with potential competition. Meeting recruiters and other applicants in the job force face to face can help you make a personal connection impossible to create over email or LinkedIn. It’s important to take advantage of this chance… Read More

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