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Playboy Mansion for Sale

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Did you see in the news that the Playboy mansion is up for sale? The asking price is listed at $200 million. Often when I see homes up for sale with a price tag of $200 million I wonder what the mortgage payment on a home like that would be for a regular gal like me.

Send In the Clowns

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Since time memorial, man has been motivated by an easy buck and short skirts. The recent frenzy of mortgage lenders to repeat the mistakes of history may be upon us again, as some lenders are experiencing 'greed creep' all over again.

4 Reasons It's So Hard For The Middle Class To Buy A House

The Huffington Post | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

Right now is a terrific time to buy a house in many parts of the U.S. -- if you have outstanding credit and a suitcase full of cash. For most everyone...

Build Your Strong Relationship on... Sexy Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Today, there is a new element arising -- something that might surprise you: Measuring the relationship potential of someone based on their credit score.

Do You Know This 4-letter 'F Word?'

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 09.28.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

The 4-letter "F word" you need to know about is FICO -- it's the score that determines if a lender will lend you money and how much they'll lend you and at what interest rate.

You Might Be Taking a Vacation This Year But Your Credit Score Isn't!

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Imagine your shock if you return from vacation only to discover that while you sipped lemonade on the hot sand, your credit score steadily ticked downward. It happens more often than you think.

Is One Late Payment Really That Bad? | Posted 08.13.2012 | Money

How much does a single late payment affect your credit scores? Of course, as with so many things related to credit scores, the answer is, "It depends." But the irony is, the better your credit, the more you may feel the sting.

Loren Berlin

Have Fair Credit And Looking For A Credit Card? Good Luck. | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.20.2012 | Money

While the economy's fledgling recovery is reviving America's love affair with debt, many credit card companies remain surprisingly cautious in courtin...

Advanced Credit: How Everything Is a Trade-Off

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.03.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Every time you pull out your wallet to buy something, every time you get a bill in the mail, every time you ask for a loan, you are making a credit decision and there will always be a trade-off.

Radio Talk Show On Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

I did a radio interview for a show called Tomatoes in the Trenches. I was interviewed by Cheryl Benton & PTA Mom from The Three Tomatoes. We were j...

Off to College, But Are They Ready for Credit?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 09.08.2011 | Parents
Jeanne Kelly

If you haven't taught your kids about healthy credit, now is the time. While they are in college taking classes to help them obtain a career, what about also helping them build some credit history?

Focusing on the Credit You Want

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Wishful thinking for a windfall to save you might be nice, but -- bottom line -- it's your daily habits that got you where you are now. If you want to get someplace better, you've got to begin by doing things differently.

Credit Card Companies Are Targeting Risky Borrowers Again | ERIC DASH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Credit card offers are surging again after a three-year slowdown, as banks seek to revive a business that brought them huge profits before the financi...

Are You on Santa's Naughty or Nice Credit List?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Kelly

As Santa gets prepared, you should be thinking about which list you'll be on when it comes to your credit. Being on the Nice List means you've: En...

Making a Fresh Credit Start in 2010

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Many people feel like there's no way around a bad score. Fortunately, the possibility of an improved credit score is out there. You just need to be aware of how to achieve it.