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Good Credit Score: 720 is the New 680

Good Credit Score: 720 is the New 680

It is going to take a bit more in the good credit score rating department to get those great loan rates you see at banks and auto dealers. Credit agencies that report your credit also have a “number” assigned to your status. This provides lenders an ultra quick snapshot at your credit worthiness. As of […]

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Banks Profit But Still Not Lending Money?

Banks Profit But Still Not Lending Money?

Ok, what is the deal? Banks are announcing great earnings yet the average Joe (or Joanne) can’t seem to get a loan let alone Fire Your Boss. Here is the deal… For starters, make no mistake; banks did take a big hit during this whole economic downturn. People missed house payments, stopped paying credit cards, […]

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The 10% Savings Rule

The 10% Savings Rule

Sometimes I think the simplest solution is often the best. This is a perfect example of this. In cutting to the point early on, you should always put 10% of the money you bring home into a savings account. But before we focus on whether to save in a CD, IRA’s etc., let’s focus on […]

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7 Places to Find More Money

Now that you’re sold on the concept of savings, you’re probably wondering how you can get started quickly. Building up a savings a little bit at a time is always a great method. But sometimes I know we all want to get our savings built up faster. It not only gives you a good starting […]

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Which Credit Card Do I Pay off First?

Before you can Fire Your Boss you need to reduce or eliminate all credit card debt. The most common question I get about credit card debt is which card do I pay off first? Some so-called “experts” say it is the card with the biggest monthly payment while other “experts” say it is the smallest […]