3 Ways to Avoid Letting Bad Credit Control Your Life

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3 Ways to Avoid Letting Bad Credit Control Your Life

3 Ways to Avoid Letting Bad Credit Control Your Life

According to a 2015 Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) report, 56% of consumers have subprime credit scores. Living with bad credit can often mean you miss out on some of the better financing rates, causing you to pay more in interest. Avoiding the consequences of bad credit can be difficult, but there are a few... Read More

4 Ways Your Credit Scores Can Empower You

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4 Ways Your Credit Scores Can Empower You

4 Ways Your Credit Scores Can Empower You

The members of the credit elite — consumers who reside at the top of the scoring ladder — are no strangers to the hard work having good credit requires. Maintaining good or excellent credit can help you qualify for the best financial offers. Here are four ways this can pay off and might leave you... Read More

The Golden Rules of a Balance-Transfer Credit Card

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The Golden Rules of a Balance-Transfer Credit Card

The Golden Rules of a Balance-Transfer Credit Card

If you’re saddled with debt and looking for ways to pay it off, a balance-transfer credit card may be able to help. These useful pieces of plastic, which typically grant cardholders a promotional period of interest-fee financing for up to 15 months, are designed with people like you in mind: those who want to get out of debt.... Read More

How We’re Cutting Back Now to Have More Later

Managing Debt

How We’re Cutting Back Now to Have More Later

How We’re Cutting Back Now to Have More Later

Despite having 13 years of combined experience in financial services when we first started dating, we had a combined total of $51,000 in credit card debt. The old saying, “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes,” could apply, except that was part of the problem. We had lots of really nice shoes. After we paid off... Read More

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