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10 Myths About Homeownership

It’s tough to sort out the myths from the reality when it comes to homeownership. In a given search online, you can find opposing viewpoints making directly contradictory arguments. We’re going to try to shed some light on the confusion and help separate the facts from the falsehoods: Myth 1: You’re better off buying/Better off…

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One controversial tactic in debt collection is a relatively new term, debt shaming. This involves some level of public disclosure by the collector to bring attention to a debtor who has not satisfactorily paid their debt. More often, this tactic is a humiliating experience for the person(s) who is already struggling with their debt. If…

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Each payday, as you tackle excessive amounts of debt and your income is just not enough to satisfy all of the payments due to all of your creditors, you are often faced with making challenging choices and decisions. Which bills must be paid, how much will go to each and which could you either pay…

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A big part of our financial coaching and education is designed for people who are considering homeownership for the first time. To make a good decision about whether pursuing homeownership is the right move, right now, it’s important to compare the differences of being a renter to being a homeowner. Having access to relevant information…

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Many people know when they’re struggling financially. Intuitively, we feel the pressure of not having enough cash to meet all of our obligations. Those of us who live on a cash basis don’t have a choice but to stop spending when the money runs out. Credit and debt distort our intuitions. When things get charged…

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Debt can be daunting and often lead to feelings of helplessness and stress. However, it is important to remember that debt is common for many individuals and there is always hope to move forward and live life on your own terms, completely debt-free. We want to help you break the cycle and conquer your debts—all…

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For most Americans, owning your own home is a dream that can come true. At credit.org, we’ve always advocated that homeownership should be part of your long-term financial plan, helping to build overall wealth and stability while improving your financial security during retirement years. Making the decision to pursue and ultimately become a homeowner is…

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For most people, reliable transportation is about as important as food and shelter. Unless public transportation is really convenient from your home and work, or these two places are really close together, it would be difficult to live without a vehicle of your own.

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When we educate consumers about achieving financial freedom, goals come up early and often. Setting goals is an essential early step for anyone who wants to achieve success, whether that involves financial, personal, career, spiritual or any other area of individual achievement.

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