Why a Rental Car Could Hurt Your Credit

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Why a Rental Car Could Hurt Your Credit

Why a Rental Car Could Hurt Your Credit

A client of mine recently received quite a shock when she checked her credit prior to applying for a mortgage. Her credit was normally quite good but had recently received some alarming negative items. After some research, she was surprised to discover that a recent car rental was the cause of her lower credit score.... Read More

5 Times You Absolutely Need a Credit Card

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5 Times You Absolutely Need a Credit Card

5 Times You Absolutely Need a Credit Card

For decades, economists have been predicting that we would live in a cashless society. And while this may be true someday, many still prefer to use cash as a brute force method of preventing debt. Nevertheless, here are five times when even the most ardent opponents of credit cards will find them necessary: Renting a... Read More

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