Articles in category “Credit Tips”

  1. Is a Balance Transfer Credit Card right for you?

    Published on January 27, 2017

    Balance Transfer Credit Cards are not for everyone but they can be a money saver when used in the right situation. These credit cards are best used to transfer your current credit card balance with a higher interest rate to and then pay it off within a few months or within the intro period. Read More

  2. Shop Small Business Saturday

    Published on November 23, 2016

    Shop smart and shop small, as in small business, this Saturday, November 26th. Small Business Saturday takes place the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and offers great benefits to not only the business owners but also the shoppers. Read More

  3. 3 Ways to Help Improve your Credit Score

    Published on August 25, 2016

    Your Credit Score is very important and having a low score can affect you in more ways than one. Whether you’re buying a home or applying for a credit card, having a low credit score can impact your Annual Percentage Rate (APR), as well as determine if you are able to get a loan or approved for the credit card. Read More

  4. Don’t Be Scared By Your Credit Report or Credit Score!

    Published on October 1, 2015

    You always hear you need to face your fears. One way that’s often suggested is to learn as much as possible about what you’re frightened of; research can simplify and sometimes take away the unknown “scary” characteristics of your fear. Read More

  5. 5 Steps to Begin Your Home-Buying Process

    Published on June 1, 2015

    Springtime brings an upswing in home sales - if you’re looking to move, or even purchase your first home, it’s best to get everything in order now before you start the whole process. Read More

  6. Protecting Your Credit in 2015

    Published on January 8, 2015

    Let's start the New Year right with a few tips to help keep your credit safe! Read More

  7. Our Top Financial Tips for 2015

    Published on December 29, 2014

    The year is winding down quickly and thoughts of the New Year is on the minds of many. Here's our top financial resolutions for 2015! Read More

  8. Steps to Homeownership

    Published on June 3, 2014

    Helpful steps to follow when you're looking to purchase your own home and enjoy the home buying experience. Read More

  9. Financial Pointers for New Graduates

    Published on May 7, 2014

    Having a good knowledge of finances can help high school or college graduates transition to life in the real world. Read More

  10. Tools for Buying a Car

    Published on April 15, 2014

    There are many things to consider when buying a vehicle such as the vehicle's history, the vehicle's valuation, financing, and then finding the right monthly payment for you. Read More

  11. Ways to Reduce Debt

    Published on February 25, 2014

    Tips to reduce debt and improve your finances can vary from budgeting to listing debts to requesting lower interest rates. Read More

  12. Steps to Take if Your Credit Card Information has been Compromised

    Published on February 7, 2014

    Credit cards are convenient but there are associated risks. If your credit card or bank information has been compromised, follow these steps. Read More

  13. Top 5 Financial Resolutions for 2014

    Published on January 13, 2014

    Save money in 2014 with these 5 resolutions: create a budget, set up an emergency fund, invest in a 401K plan, make more meals at home, and cut unnecessary expenses. Read More

  14. Two Quick Steps to a Better Handle on Your Finances

    Published on October 7, 2013

    There are many things you can do to save money each day… making your own cup of coffee instead of grabbing a latte on your way to work; eating in instead of dining out; clipping coupons; and more, but here are a couple other ways you can get a better handle on your finances. Read More

  15. It's never too late to go back to school.

    Published on March 31, 2011

    If you have the desire and passion to hit the books again, be proud to be called a non-traditional student, you could soon be hearing that familiar graduation march. Read More

  16. Splash into Summer!

    Published on March 24, 2011

    Summer is right around the corner and vacation season is almost here! Summertime also brings landscape and construction projects or perhaps even a new home! If any of these are in your future summer plans, you'll need to have a payment course of action. Read More

  17. Is your high school student College bound?

    Published on March 22, 2011

    College should be about affordable higher education and most schools will provide financial aid options like loans, grants, scholarships and military ROTC benefits. Read More

  18. Financing for Man’s Best Friend!

    Published on March 17, 2011

    Spring time is a great time to add a new pet to your family. But first, you should do your research to find what kind of pet would fit your lifestyle. Read More

  19. Debt consolidation as a type of Stress Management!

    Published on March 10, 2011

    When people refer to stress management they usually talk about stress balls to squeeze, getting a massage or taking a pill. When we talk about debt management it means we can’t squeeze another penny out of our pocket for the bills, massage our accounts to work in our favor and there most certainly isn’t a magic wand or pill to solve the problem. Read More

  20. Spring Cleaning for your Credit

    Published on March 1, 2011

    This is the perfect time to evaluate your credit situation and start to make those needed improvement. Read More

  21. In the market for a new home or refinancing an existing loan?

    Published on February 24, 2011

    If you are looking to buy a new home or refinance your existing mortgage loan, be prepared as the process may not be as easy as you think. With the unemployment rates, extremely low home prices and foreclosures on the rise, consumers are finding it difficult to get financing. Read More

  22. Know how to spot a credit repair scam.

    Published on February 8, 2011

    There are lots of companies claiming to help repair your credit, educate yourself on how to spot a fraud. Read More

  23. How to save money on Auto Insurance Rates.

    Published on February 1, 2011

    Tips for Saving Money on Auto Insurance Rates Read More

  24. Want to improve your credit score?

    Published on January 18, 2011

    Learn what to do with old accounts and how open credit accounts impact your credit report. Find tips on how to manage old credit card accounts that could improve your credit score. Read More

  25. Credit repair options for bad credit to boost your credit score.

    Published on January 4, 2011

    Tips to improve the credit score that will help you save money the next time you apply for a credit card, auto loan, mortgage loan or even health insurance. Read More

  26. Tips to improve your credit report and credit score.

    Published on December 28, 2010

    Helpful tips to improve your credit score and effectively use your credit report. Read More


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