26 06, 2020

Teaching Kids And Teens Smart Money Habits

By |2020-06-26T09:42:25-05:00June 26th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial, Kids Corner|0 Comments

Think back to how you formed your financial habits. Did you learn everything you needed in school? From your parents? If you could go back and talk to your younger self, what financial pitfalls would you tell yourself to avoid? If you have children of your own, you may be wondering how and when to [...]

20 12, 2019

How to protect yourself from credit card fraud

By |2019-12-20T14:58:05-06:00December 20th, 2019|Fraud|0 Comments

In the modern world, almost everyone holds a credit card. Reportedly, 7 in 10 American’s have at least one credit card and there are 364 million open credit card accounts in the U.S. as of November 2018. The reach and popularity of credit cards have made it a major target of fraudsters out there. Many [...]

20 12, 2019

Nine Ways to Master Your Money

By |2019-12-20T14:48:11-06:00December 20th, 2019|Financial|0 Comments

1. Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals Saving tends to be easier when you have a certain purpose in mind: Saving for your first house, your retirement at a certain age, a child’s college education, or even a trip around the world. The important thing is for your goals to be specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and time-bound, or [...]

19 12, 2019

Four Tricks to Boost Your Credit Score Quickly

By |2019-12-19T10:22:42-06:00December 19th, 2019|Improving Credit|0 Comments

First thing’s first: there is no magic solution to raising your credit score overnight. If you have a low score due to, say, bankruptcy (which can affect your credit for up to seven years), boosting it requires a long-term plan of consistent on-time payments and other responsible credit practices. However, a low score due to [...]

18 12, 2019

Can No-Limit Credit Cards Limit Your Credit Score?

By |2019-12-18T23:28:49-06:00December 18th, 2019|Improving Credit|0 Comments

If you are familiar with the way credit scoring works, you probably know that avoiding being “maxed out” on your credit cards and other revolving accounts generally impacts your score in a positive way. You might also be aware that the FICO score – the most popular model – dedicates 30% of its score calculation [...]

18 12, 2019

Nine Tips for First-time credit card users

By |2019-12-18T22:31:52-06:00December 18th, 2019|Improving Credit|0 Comments

Credit cards are a powerful financial tool. If you use them wisely, they will help you achieve your financial goals. But as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. Abuse them and you will find yourself in a world of financial hurt. If you recently got your first credit card, here are nine [...]

10 12, 2019

Six Confusing Things About Your Credit Report (and What they Mean)

By |2019-12-10T10:42:53-06:00December 10th, 2019|Improving Credit|0 Comments

If you’re not used to reading them, credit reports can make about as much sense as a restaurant menu printed in a foreign language. At least in a restaurant, you can point to what someone else is having. But if you don’t know how to read your credit file, you could make mistakes that could [...]

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