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Articles in June 2018

  1. June 29, 2018

    You may not be approved for a new credit card if your credit profile is thin or you have negative marks on your credit report, after all. Still, you’ll want to take steps to improve your credit whether you can get a new credit card or not. Here are four strategies that can make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time.

  2. June 27, 2018

    With all of the gorgeous weather after a brutal winter, many people are dreaming of trips to the beach or lounging by the pool. However, the cost of gasoline you use to get to your destination can be hard on your wallet. Check out our top favorite apps to save money at the pump.

  3. June 26, 2018

    Whether you’ve lived in your home for a long time or you just moved in, you might be making plans to start doing some renovations. Maybe you’d like to update the kitchen or finish the basement. As you consider each, think about your financial situation and how you will pay for it.

  4. June 18, 2018

    If you’re struggling with debt and know it will take you years to pay off, you’re not alone. You can travel frugally while you’re young and pay down debt, but you’ll need to avoid some pitfalls along the way. Here are 4 strategies you can use to see the world while you still can — without avoiding your responsibilities.

  5. June 12, 2018

    If you’re drowning in debt and struggling to find a way out, you may believe a new credit card is the last thing you need. While you are likely right when it comes to traditional cards, there is one type of card that could actually make paying down debt easier.

  6. June 6, 2018

    If you’re new to credit or are trying to rebuild, getting an auto loan can be difficult. Even though auto loans are secured by the car itself, many auto lenders are uneasy about lending to someone with a poor track record.

  7. June 5, 2018

    With the right rewards card, you can easily earn up to 5% back on all your regular spending. Since you can achieve these returns without any effort or time invested, this is truly “free money,” provided you have the discipline to pay your bill in full each month.

  8. June 1, 2018

    You’ve probably heard from your parents and teachers that a good credit score is important. But what is good credit for your age and how do you get there? Find out what the average credit score is for each age group and what you can do to improve your score.


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