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Natural Disaster Preparation

Homeowners need to be ready in case anything happens to threaten their household. Sometimes, natural disasters can strike that are well beyond anyone’s control, but there are still steps everyone can take to be ready for any worst-case scenario: Have adequate insurance Homeowners insurance is a must have for anyone with a house, and likewise,…

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t pay your debts?  At first, the consequences are straightforward, your creditor may report your delinquent debt to the credit bureaus, leaving a mark on your credit report and affecting your credit score.  If you continue to miss payments, your creditor may deem your loan “bad”…

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Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt

Having debt can be a good thing. Your credit history – the biggest factor that allows you to purchase big-ticket items like cars and houses – is based around how well you handle your debt. That said, many Americans are living with more “bad debt’ than what’s considered “good debt.” According to the Northwestern Mutual’s…

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A high credit score will make it easier to qualify for mortgages and car loans, start a business, and, in some cases, secure a job. More importantly, a good credit score reflects a secure financial standing, meaning you have fewer money problems to worry about.  Striving for a good credit score is one of the…

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