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Credit & Debt

Credit & Debt

What to Do If Your Loan is Denied?

At some point in your life, you’ll probably need a loan. Whether you’re preparing to buy your first home, a new car, or want to consolidate debt, there’s always a chance your loan request may be denied. While not being approved for a loan can be disheartening, don’t beat yourself up. Loan denials can happen for a variety of reasons … Continue reading

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Credit & Debt | Home & Auto

Home Values Are Up And So Is Your Equity.

Home values have steadily risen over the past couple years throughout the country, and continue to hold these high values. Homeowners are in a position to reap substantial benefits. If selling your home is your goal, you will likely realize considerable gains. However, if you plan to stay in your home, you’re still able to improve your financial standing significantly. … Continue reading

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Credit & Debt

Dos & Don’ts of Getting Your First Credit Card

Opening your first credit card can be both an exciting and daunting experience. On the one hand, a credit card offers more financial freedom and flexibility. On the other hand, you likely heard horror stories of people falling into a debt cycle that’s hard to escape. The truth is that you should start working to build your credit score as … Continue reading

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Credit & Debt | Taxes

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Credit

It’s no secret that having a great credit score is beneficial today. It makes being approved for loans easier and ensures you pay less interest on those financial obligations. But its benefits stretch beyond loans. For instance, some employers will check your credit score before hiring you. Landlords will often review your credit before you can move in. And some … Continue reading

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Credit & Debt

Strategies to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

These days it’s easier than ever to make purchases. With most items only requiring a click, tap, or swipe of a credit card, you’re able to quickly purchase an item without ever thinking twice about it. The problem lies in that most people don’t keep track of how many times they’re using their cards in a month. Then, when their … Continue reading

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Credit & Debt

Tips to Increase Your Credit Score

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, saving more money and improving one’s financial standing always come out near the top of the list. And having a great credit score can help you accomplish both. Credit scores play a significant role in many aspects of your life. For instance, having a high credit score makes it much easier to become … Continue reading

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