Why You Should Care About Your Credit

There’s this sentiment buzzing around in the personal finance space that you shouldn’t really care about your credit if you truly want to improve your finances. Credit is an interesting concept. It’s the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future. Basically, you receive a rating based on your ability...

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Avoid Bankruptcy: 5 Ways to Pay Down Debt

Personal bankruptcy can be a serious life-altering events an individual can experience, alongside divorce, severe illness and tragic loss, according to the financial guru Dave Ramsey. Bankruptcy is seen as a last resort, a life raft when the ship is sinking. Essentially it’s something people have to do when the debts become too unbearable to repay. When I was in high school, a close family member...

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5 Tips to Improve Your Credit Score This Year

Today, my credit score is almost 800. I opened my first credit card during college and have always made my payments on time. Slowly, I’ve added more credit cards but I’ve always used them responsibly or opted not to use them at all. I also have student loans I’m paying back along with a small personal loan I’m paying on with my husband. That’s it. That is the entirety of...

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