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5 Excellent Credit Habits to Follow for an Instant Jump In Your Credit Score
Yesterday, Aug 30

5 Excellent Credit Habits to Follow for an Instant Jump In Your Credit Score

Learning how to boost your credit profile is never a bad thing, as many of us try to stretch our dollars by using credit. Most consumers that have excellent credit habits have established solid financial routines that we can all learn from. Here is a look at the best habits of consumers with excellent credit.

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A Study About Home Affordability by Region Proves That Now Is the Time to Buy
Aug 29

A Study About Home Affordability by Region Proves That Now Is the Time to Buy

There may be no better time than now to buy a home, with mortgage rates scraping 2014 lows and recent home affordability by region data looking very promising. This month, HSH.com, the nation’s largest mortgage information company, released its study of the salary needed to buy a home in 27 metro areas of the United

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Keep Your Finances Under Control With Our Fall Financial Check-Up Guide

Keep Your Finances Under Control With Our Fall Financial Check-Up Guide

The time of year has arrived to assess your finances. It’s a great opportunity to make sure you’re in tip-top financial health. Use this financial check-up guide to help you answer key money questions, spot potential problems, and then act accordingly. Remember your goals and evaluate how you’re progressing. Without goals and tracking, you have

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Smart Ways Parents Can Save on Back-to-School Shopping With a Rewards Credit Card

Smart Ways Parents Can Save on Back-to-School Shopping With a Rewards Credit Card

The end of summer marks the beginning of school for many American families. With school starting again, that means it’s time to shop for back-to-school items. Restocking your kids’ school supplies from last year won’t be cheap — and if you’re not careful, it might even be harmful to your bank account. The National Retail

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Shrewd Strategies to Follow When Buying a Flipped House
Aug 28

Shrewd Strategies to Follow When Buying a Flipped House

You’ve seen all the shows on A&E, Bravo or HGTV about getting filthy rich by flipping houses, but ask yourself, would you buy one of these houses? Many do, unfortunately, before fully recognizing and understanding that buying a flipped house requires the utmost caution. “There’s nothing wrong with buying a flipped house, in fact, a

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Shared Appreciation Mortgage Benefits Those Who Don’t Have Enough for a Down Payment
Aug 27

Shared Appreciation Mortgage Benefits Those Who Don’t Have Enough for a Down Payment

The benefits of a Shared Appreciation Mortgage (SAM) and similar products are getting a lot of attention from down payment-light homebuyers, especially those seeking more buying power in fast-appreciating areas of the country like California’s Silicon Valley and the second Silicon Valley in Orange County, Calif. Although there are different varieties and variations of shared

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Know These Store Credit Card Pros and Cons Before You Get to the Register

Know These Store Credit Card Pros and Cons Before You Get to the Register

Retail store credit card offers can be so tempting. The stores will tell you, by signing up for their cards and using them for your immediate purchases, you’ll be eligible for 10, or 20, or 30 percent discounts. Store credit card discounts and other perks you’ll be offered are real bargains. But credit experts tell

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7 Credit Card Travel Rewards That Will Make Your Next Vacation Cheaper
Aug 26

7 Credit Card Travel Rewards That Will Make Your Next Vacation Cheaper

Travel is fun, exhilarating, eye-opening — but one thing it doesn’t have to be is expensive, especially if you can take advantage of some key credit card travel rewards. As summer draws to a close, Americans looking to book a last-minute getaway don’t have to spend an egregious amount on flights or hotels. Smartly utilizing

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How Federal Reserve Policy Could Affect Your Next Big Purchase
Aug 25

How Federal Reserve Policy Could Affect Your Next Big Purchase

Whoever said “You can’t fight City Hall” wasn’t thinking big enough. That person should have been saying “You can’t fight the Fed.” The Fed is shorthand for The Federal Reserve, and if you don’t know what it is or exactly what it does, you better learn fast because it is one of the most powerful

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How to Establish Good Credit so You Don’t Feel Ashamed of Your Credit Score

How to Establish Good Credit so You Don’t Feel Ashamed of Your Credit Score

Patience is a virtue if you’re in the position of reestablishing your credit standing. There is no quick fix for bad credit scores. If you have negative information on your credit report — late payments, a bankruptcy, too many inquiries — follow the advice we’ve collected for you and simply wait. Time is your ally

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