Your Guide to a Credit Freeze

How to Freeze and Unfreeze Your Credit You've likely heard about something called a credit freeze in the last few years. Essentially, it’s a way to lock your credit report so that no one can access it. That means legitimate creditors and fraudsters alike. While putting your credit on ice has been free under federal [...]

How Long Do Negative Marks Stay on a Credit Report?

It’s no secret an excellent credit score comes with many financial perks. It can help you qualify for the loans you need and pay less interest on the funds you borrow. Good credit also makes renting an apartment easier and can even earn you discounts on your car insurance. However, how much do negative marks [...]

Credit Cards for College Students: Are they Good or Bad?

When preparing to send your child off to college, one thing that may be on your mind is whether or not your child should have their own credit card. Credit cards for college students have their pros and cons. The reason you’re likely asking yourself this question is that you know credit cards can be [...]

Rewards Credit Cards: Are They Worth It?

Just about everywhere you go someone is offering rewards credit cards. From your favorite stores, hotels, and airlines to gas stations and even amusement parks. Not to mention the countless commercials on TV promising the most cash-back or highest reward points. So how do you know if rewards credit cards are actually a good deal? [...]

How to Get the Best Deals on New Cars

The time has come! You’ve saved for your down-payment. You’ve triple-checked your finances and know your available monthly budget. You even found the perfect car online. Excitement is in the air, along with that new-car smell. And…you’re walking into a trap! Here are some tips on how to get the best deals on a new [...]

2021-07-09T10:58:20-04:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Auto Loan Cat, Auto Loans, Credit|Tags: , , , , |

Spend Less at Christmas by Planning Ahead

How to Spend Less at Christmas by Planning Ahead We know it's not even Halloween yet, but if you make a plan now, you're less likely to overspend and be strapped come January. No one wants to be shocked by the amount of debt they racked up during the holiday season. Seriously, talk about [...]

Mortgage Refinance Rates Aren’t the Only Reason to Refinance – Is it Right For You?

We all understand that refinancing a home can save you money. At least, that is the general idea behind refinancing. Yes, the mortgage refinance rates are a huge deciding factor on when it's best to refinance a home, but what are some of the other reasons behind why people refinance their home? What are [...]

2021-02-17T15:46:10-04:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Credit, Home Improvements, Saving Money|

How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Faster

Drowning in Debt? Start with Little Wins. Paying off credit cards can be a little like doing your taxes. You have no idea where all the money went and all you want is for the entire situation to be over. The problem is that, like the IRS, a lot of credit card debt won't [...]

11 Ways to Save on Back to School Supplies

Ah, summer! It’s the season of fireworks and fireflies, road trips and rocky road ice cream, baseball and beach balls, flip-flops and ice pops. Also, back to school supplies and shopping lists. But, just as you’re settling into the laid-back summer routine, retailers start rolling out their back-to-school displays that make your stomach churn. [...]

Quick Tips for Credit Repair

If you’ve recently been denied for credit, you may be looking at a poor credit score for any number of reasons. You might have been late with your credit card payments, have an outstanding judgment or have even been an identity theft victim. Whatever caused your poor credit, you’re probably looking for ways to get [...]

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