Posts Categorized: Credit and Debt

Simply put, if you need a mortgage to buy a home and you have bad or even no credit, it’s going to be a challenge. Don’t despair; there are mortgage programs to serve consumers that have less than ideal credit. Why do Mortgage Lenders Care About Your Credit? One of the primary uses of a…

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Many news stories about debt revolve around the millennial generation. Debt troubles aren’t restricted to one generation, though, and as Baby Boomers enter retirement age, many of them worry how they’ll finance their “golden years.” If you’re hoping to retire debt-free, make a plan to tackle these common sources of Baby Boomer debt. Control Credit…

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Marrying Into Debt

Wedding vows often involve some version of a promise to support each other “for richer or for poorer.” If you’re newly engaged, you’re probably bubbling over with emotions about intertwining your life with another person’s. But what if your future spouse’s debt adds nervousness to the excitement? I can relate. In my case, I was…

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When borrowers are struggling to resolve outstanding debts, it is often helpful for them to write a hardship letter. This letter serves to more thoroughly explain to the credit cards issuer, bank or lender (hereafter referred to as “creditor”) what is going on with the borrower and propose some way the creditor can help the…

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Last updated: 11/22/2017 One law that changed credit card statements was the Credit CARD (Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure) Act of 2009, which required a clear disclosure on the statement about minimum payments. This mandated disclosure must inform the borrower how long it will take to pay off a credit card balance if s/he…

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