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4 Things to Consider Before Agreeing to Cosign a Student Loan

4 Things to Consider Before Agreeing to Cosign a Student Loan

Parents will do almost anything to position their children for success. With college costs rising and student loan debt estimated at a whopping $1.5 trillion, it’s no wonder p....

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How to Fix Errors on Your Credit Report

How to Fix Errors on Your Credit Report

If you’ve received your free annual credit reports from all three credit bureaus, all that information may feel a bit overwhelming, especially if you find errors.  If there....

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How To Handle Debt And Get Back On Track

How To Handle Debt And Get Back On Track

Did you shell out more money than you expected to this past holiday season? Are you feeling a budget crunch rolling into February? According to Magnify Money by LendingTree,....

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How Is Your Credit Score Calculated?

How Is Your Credit Score Calculated?

Your credit score is one of the most important measures of your creditworthiness, so it would help you to know how it is calculated. It is a number based on a formula using ma....

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Fraud: Are Credit Cards Safer Than Debit?

Fraud: Are Credit Cards Safer Than Debit?

With growing reports of identity theft, data breaches and skimming, it feels like the choice of using a credit or debit card has become a high stakes game. With new scams cons....

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The Good and Bad of Open Credit

The Good and Bad of Open Credit

There is both good open credit and bad open credit. One, obviously, helps you improve your credit score. The other punches your credit score in the gut. Let’s take a look at s....

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3 Credit Score Myths Debunked

3 Credit Score Myths Debunked

Never assume a good credit score is out of reach.  Your credit score is just one of the many factors including your income, employment history etc. that determine the amoun....

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Debt: College vs Trade Schools?

Debt: College vs Trade Schools?

College isn’t for everyone. According to David Kirp of UC Berkley, 40% of students attending college for a bachelor’s degree drop out. They never make it to graduation, never ....

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Debt Consolidation: What are my Options?

Debt Consolidation: What are my Options?

With just under half of all Americans carrying credit card debt, it’s no surprise that people often have questions about debt consolidation and how it will affect their credit....

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Balance Transfers: Understanding the Game

Balance Transfers: Understanding the Game

Is your holiday spending finally catching up with you? You spent a bit more than you planned to on your store credit card and your no-interest pay period is coming due on the ....

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