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Top 7 Factors to Consider While Reviewing Credit Card Offers


Credit cards have migrated from being hip or convenience product into a must have entity for everybody. Shopping Online you need a credit card.

Making Sense of the Information in Your Credit Report


If you've ever applied for a credit card or loan, you've probably had your credit report reviewed by the lender. Your credit report has a huge impact on your financial future, so it's well worth your time to be sure that you understand what your credit report says about you.

Your Credit Card May Be Costing More Than You Think!


Do you know what your credit card is truly costing you? Many people assume that they do, but aren't familiar with the hidden fees that many credit card companies are charging. In fact, if you don't keep close tabs on your credit card, you may end up paying hundreds of extra dollars per year-without ever really knowing it!And if you're trying to budget your money, those hidden fees can add up!Let's take a look at some of the most common credit card fees, and then talk about how you can avoid them.

Dont Trade Your Future for Todays DooDads


"Easy Low Down Monthly Payment," "Buy Now Pay Later," "You Deserve the Car Today and We Can Finance It for You," & "Spend Today, 0% APR until Next Year!" We see those statements above every where today, on TV commercials, car dealership, banks and magazines. Those statements have put a lot of people into a financial disaster, because the statements make a lot of people believe that acquiring bad debts is an ok thing to do.

How Does a Creditor Determine Whether to Grant You Credit?


Credit 101How does a creditor determine whether to grant you credit? For many years, creditors have been using credit scores and credit scoring systems to determine if you'd be a good risk for a loan or credit card. More recently, credit scores have been used to help determine what rates you pay for insurance.

Different Ways to Borrow Money


There are many different ways to borrow money. Outlined below is a useful guide to some of most common ways of borrowing money.

Figuring Out the Ever Nebulous Numbers Called Credit Scores


Credit Score FactorsThe information contained on our credit reports affect every aspect of our lives; including employment, insurance, and even interest rates (mortgage, credit cards, automobiles, etc.).

Free Credit Reports - How to Maintain Your Credit Profile


Maintaining your Credit ProfileEvery consumer should be maintaining their credit profiles to ensure the highest scores possible. To do so, you must first order your credit reports from the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Trans Union, and Experian.

Inflexible Friends and Plastic Assets, Why Money isn't Buying Love Anymore


Consumers reject financial advice in favour of financial frivolityIt would appear that even though their "friends" aren't as flexible as they used to be, consumers are still stretching their credit cards beyond the comfort zone.The vicious circle of debt manipulation involving banks, consumers and commercial credit companies is putting consumer spending under strain, as funds begin to dry up.

Credit Suicide


Few things influence the home buying process more than your credit. I like how Clark Howard refers to the three credit repositories as, "the three screw-ups".

Can Credit Search Entries Affect Your Ability to get Approved for a New Loan in the UK?


About Search Entries:Every time a lender checks your credit history from your credit file (i.e.

Credit Reports - Why Your Credit Score is Important


If you have never heard of a FICO score before, you should become familiar with the term. Named for the firm that invented it, Fair Isaac Corp.

The Things That UK Lenders Like to See on Your Credit File, (and? What They Don't Like to See!)


Lenders are quite fussy about what they like to see on your credit report. So much so that you will have a hard time to meet their high expectations.

Credit Repair: How To Deal With Your Creditors


If you are in danger of credit problems because you have more debts than you can handle, there are things you can do at least keep your creditors reasonably happy.First, prioritize your debts or rank them in terms of the ones that can give you the most trouble the quickest.

What Does Your Credit Score Tell You?


When you apply for a loan or a mortgage, the first thing the lender does is to check your credit score. Based on your credit score, the lender decides the amount of finance you are eligible for and the interest rate at which you will be charged.

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