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What’s the Best Way for Students to Build Credit?
  • What’s the Best Way for Students to Build Credit?

What’s the Best Way for Students to Build Credit?

By |November 22nd, 2016|

College students often find themselves in precarious financial positions: harried by student loans, making minimum wage if they’re working at all, and receiving credit card applications left and right from companies that hope to prey on their lack of financial knowledge. Couple this with the fact that many students are handling financial decisions independently […]

3 Things You Need to Know About Credit Scores
  • 3 Things You Need to Know About Credit Scores

3 Things You Need to Know About Credit Scores

By |November 21st, 2016|

Credit score. Those two words are enough to make anyone’s eyes glaze over. Who wants to talk about something as boring as a credit score? Well, it may not be the most intriguing topic in the world, but for millions of Americans, it’s relevant and important.
Here’s What You Need to Know
Bad credit scores plague […]

Pay-off Your Credit Card Debt Today
  • Pay-off Your Credit Card Debt Today

Pay-off Your Credit Card Debt Today

By |October 7th, 2016|

Facing massive credit card debt puts a strain on personal finances. It is natural to be overwhelmed by the feeling that you have hit a brick wall with nowhere further to go. Besides bankruptcy the system allows for some leeway and the options available vary depending on one’s financial situation and the creditor’s policies. […]

Australians Welcome New Ban on Excessive Credit Card Surcharges
  • Australians Welcome New Ban on Excessive Credit Card Surcharges

Australians Welcome New Ban on Excessive Credit Card Surcharges

By |September 8th, 2016|

In a bid to curtail the $1.6 billion Australians pay annually in credit card surcharges, starting 1st September 2016, large retailers will no longer charge excessively on credit cards.

The new law, Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Act 2016, which was introduced yesterday for big retailers, and will take effect on all Australian retailers […]

Building Credit Doesn’t Have to Be a Catch-22
  • Building Credit Doesn’t Have to Be a Catch-22

Building Credit Doesn’t Have to Be a Catch-22

By |August 10th, 2016|

By Travis Peterson
It seems like the moment I graduated from high school, I had credit card offers arriving in the mail. They came with offers of free gifts and a promise to fulfill my every desire. One thing they didn’t come with were instructions or information about using credit responsibly.
By the time I graduated, […]

4 Things That May Be Hurting Your Credit Score
  • 4 Things That May Be Hurting Your Credit Score

4 Things That May Be Hurting Your Credit Score

By |June 29th, 2016|

Often times we do not know that something is harming our credit score until it is too late. We go to apply for a loan, or try and get a new credit card, only to find that our credit rating is much lower than we expected. When this happens it is important to discover […]

Healthy Habits When Monitoring Your Credit
  • Healthy Habits When Monitoring Your Credit

Healthy Habits When Monitoring Your Credit

By |June 20th, 2016|

Good credit is a key pillar when establishing a strong financial foundation. Poor credit makes people less able to maneuver financially in today’s economy. The better your credit, the more opportunities exist for you to have access to beneficial financial resources. For this reason, it is a smart idea to monitor your credit like […]

Best Credit Cards for People with Fair or Average Credit
  • Best Credit Cards for People with Fair or Average Credit

Best Credit Cards for People with Fair or Average Credit

By |April 15th, 2016|

In the financial world, your credit score can determine which credit cards and products you qualify for as well as the opportunities that are available. If you have a fair or average credit rating, your score may be anywhere from 630 to 689, falling right between poor credit and excellent credit. Though you may […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Review Your Credit Report Monthly
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Review Your Credit Report Monthly

5 Reasons Why You Should Review Your Credit Report Monthly

By |March 10th, 2016|

Many people tend to lead hectic and busy lives, without paying attention to what their credit history could mean for them. Eventually, when it’s time to apply for a mortgage or a new or used car financing, that’s when the contents of your credit report suddenly becomes important. Many of us admit the importance […]

Five Steps to Establishing Business Credit
  • Five Steps to Establishing Business Credit

Five Steps to Establishing Business Credit

By |February 7th, 2016|

Setting up a new business is not easy; one of the biggest problems can be establishing a line of credit for the business. Much the same as with personal credit, lenders are often reluctant to take a chance on a business that does not have a decent credit history. If you are just starting […]