Posts Categorized: Credit and Debt

If you’re like the majority of U.S. taxpayers, you’ll soon have a tax refund check burning a hole in your pocket (if you haven’t received it already). What next? Using your refund wisely can accelerate your progress toward important financial goals. Here are our top suggestions to make the most impact with your tax refund….

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Many financial experts say one credit card is all any consumer needs. Yes, it’s possible to have multiple credit cards and manage them wisely, but ultimately, the typical consumer should be able to get by with only a single card. However, if you happen to make a lot of purchases online or travel, you may…

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Debt Collectors Keep Calling Me! No one likes getting calls from debt collectors. Owing money to a group of strangers who have all of your personal information can be frightening and stressful. But why do debt collectors call? You typically only receive collection calls when you owe a debt. Collection agencies buy past-due debts from…

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Simply put, getting a mortgage with bad or even no credit is a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right help, you can take control of your financial health by improving your credit and getting the best mortgage rates you. What do Mortgage Lenders Look For? When you apply for a mortgage,…

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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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