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Articles in November 2018

  1. 3 Tips for Preparing Your Finances for Holiday Shopping

    3 Tips for Preparing Your Finances for Holiday Shopping

    Given that your holiday spending could very well end up being more than a mortgage payment, it’s important to get a handle on your finances well before you start swiping your way through holiday sales. With a little preparation and planning, you can ensure your finances make it through the holidays and into the new year.

  2. New FICO Scoring Model Could Be Coming: What This Means

    New FICO Scoring Model Could Be Coming: What This Means

    If you believe this new scoring model could benefit you, it’s important to understand how your banking data could play a role. FICO has mentioned how your checking, savings, and money market history can be used to boost your credit score in some cases, but what does that mean?

  3. Discover it® Cash Back Review

    Discover it® Cash Back Review

    If you’re looking for a way to earn more than the standard 1% cash back many no-fee rewards cards offer, you may want to consider the Discover it® Cash Back.This card does offer unlimited 1% cash back on your everyday purchases, but you also earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 spent in categories that rotate each quarter.

  4. Best Rewards Cards for Holiday Shopping

    Best Rewards Cards for Holiday Shopping

    If you plan to shop for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or other winter holidays this year, it’s only natural to wonder if a credit card could leave you better off. After all, many credit cards offer travel rewards or cash-back and some offer consumer protections such as guaranteed returns and extended warranties.

  5. What to Avoid on Black Friday to Save Money

    What to Avoid on Black Friday to Save Money

    Retailers are desperate to make you part with your hard-earned money. They rely on retail tricks to convince you to open your wallet when you otherwise wouldn’t spend money. To avoid overspending, here are five Black Friday tricks you should know about.

  6. Why You Need a Credit Card After Declaring Bankruptcy

    Why You Need a Credit Card After Declaring Bankruptcy

    When you declare bankruptcy, your credit score and report can be ruined, and it will remain on your credit report for seven to 10 years. However, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with bad credit for a decade. You can start rebuilding your credit right away. Check out these tips to get you back on track.

  7. Strategic Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

    Strategic Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

    We all know paying off your debt will improve your credit but understanding how to pay off your debt could help increase your credit score exponentially. Learn more about how to strategically manage your credit score and may the most of your payments.


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