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How to Get Financially Ready to Buy a Home

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Buying a home for the first time is so exciting! But be careful not to get carried away, and bite off a bigger financial commitment than you can chew....

3 Legitimate Ways To Improve Your Credit Fast

Rob Berger | Posted 03.15.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

Consumers often begin checking their credit report and scores a few months before buying a home or refinancing a mortgage. Realizing that a higher score can save them thousands of dollars, they are then left trying to improve their score fast.

Your Own Money Gift

Terry Savage | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Terry Savage

If your goal is to have enough money to spend, and give, and feel financially secure in the process -- then you'll have to start thinking about the current and future implications of what you do with money today.

Little Steps To A Big Change: 5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Credit In 15 Minutes Or Less A Day

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Improving credit scores has never been more important, but there is one reason why some people simply do not improve theirs: They have the misguided notion that it will be too difficult and take too long to make the positive changes necessary.

Game Changer: Credit History More Important Than Looks in Dating

VisualNews.com | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
VisualNews.com

Physical attraction, intelligence and a good sense of humor are all still high on the list in dating. But more people are actively looking for signs of financial responsibility and compatibility before deciding to pursue relationships.

Even Little Money Mistakes Can Add Up

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Jeanette Pavini

Despite our best intentions, we occasionally forget to pay a bill or let cash rewards expire -- even the savviest consumers mess up once in a while. But little money mistakes can have a big impact on finances. Don't let your cash go to waste.

The 10 Things You're Too Shy to Ask About Credit -- But Should

LearnVest | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
LearnVest

There's a lot that the basics don't cover, and questions that you might be embarrassed to ask, like how to start rebuilding your credit after a bankruptcy. We cover 10 of the top I'm-too-chagrined-to-ask questions.

My 10 Dumbest Money Moves -- And How You Can Avoid Them

Stacy Johnson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Money
Stacy Johnson

Most of what I've learned about money I didn't learn in books or by being a CPA, stock broker, or financial reporter. I learned it the hard way -- by making stupid decisions and missing opportunities.

Is One Late Payment Really That Bad?

Credit.com | Posted 08.13.2012 | Money
Credit.com

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.

Are You an Expecting Mom? Here's a Gift You Can Give to Yourself

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Maybe you'll someday need to borrow money to send your kids to college. All of those things take credit, and a good credit score can help you borrow more money for a longer period of time with a lower rate.

Survey: Consumers Want to Build Their Credit

Credit.com | Posted 07.01.2012 | Money
Credit.com

In all, 56 percent of people said they want to build their score but don't know how to do it. In fact, the majority also said that they hadn't taken the time to order a copy of their credit report or credit score at any point in the past 12 months.

Back to School With Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Kelly

Have you taken some time off from paying attention to your credit? Whether you need to rebuild your credit or just continue keeping it in check, my number one rule is to be aware.