Suze Orman Shows True Colors With Her Approved Prepaid Debit Card

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Tweet If you haven’t heard by now, personal finance guru Suze Orman has launched a new prepaid debit card called The Approved Card. That’s right, another celebrity-backed card similar to what Russell Simmons has done, and what the Kardashians tried to do. But since this card is being endorsed by a well-respected personal finance expert […]

10 Mistakes That Hurt your Credit Score

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Tweet We all worry about keeping a good credit score, but how many of us actually go out of our way to protect our score and avoid certain decisions that could negatively affect it?  During our lives we will face numerous financial decisions that could impact our credit score. Don’t know which actions to watch […]

What to Do When You Are Turned Down for a Mortgage

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Tweet If you are interested in buying real estate but had your application for a home loan rejected, you have options. Plenty of them. Of course you can ask the lending institution why they put the kibosh on your application but they won’t likely tell you the complete story because they are afraid you’ll sue […]

Obama’s New Student Loan Relief Plan – How Much Will It Help?

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Tweet Will You See Any Relief? Today, the President reveals some changes to existing student loan provisions that were put forth in recent years. The aim is to ease the burden that many recent graduates face: substantial student loan debt, high monthly payments, and little income. Obviously, student loan debt is a major problem in […]

Should You Co-Sign a Loan?

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Tweet Let’s say you are approached by a friend or relative asking you to co-sign a loan. Obviously, they assume that they will make good on their loan, pay it in full, and you will never have to worry about it. Being the nice person that you are, you are likely to oblige. But wait! […]

The Shocking Truth about Repairing Credit After Bankruptcy

Tweet For most people, repairing credit after bankruptcy seems impossible. I’m broke and my credit is trashed, they think. I’ll just have to wait a decade before the bankruptcy falls off my credit report. But nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, wiping your hands of credit and becoming a cash-only citizen is […]

A Few Tips for Repairing Bad Credit

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Tweet Getting rid of negative marks on your credit history is a problem facing many hard working people these days. With a poor economy making it difficult to pay bills, it’s no wonder more and more people are looking for solutions to get out of the rut they are in with bad credit. Good credit […]

Help Getting Out of Debt – Using Credit Counseling

Tweet There is Help Available, but be Careful to Avoid Scams Have you tried to get a handle on your debt yourself but still can’t seem to make any headway? First of all, it’s OK and there’s nothing to be ashamed about. If you find that you just can’t get back on track yourself, there […]

10 Tips For Successfully Negotiating With Creditors

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Tweet How to Negotiate With Creditors When debt is mounting, stress mounts along with it. Debt can limit your financial stability, drain your bank account and make it impossible to obtain new credit. On top of that, the constant stream of calls and letters can prove to be embarrassing. You may look at your debt […]

3 Ways to Wipe Out Debt Quickly

Tweet This guest post is from The Digerati Life. No one likes having debt. I’ve got my mortgage to pay and a small amount on a balance transfer credit card. But other than that I’ve been pretty good at paying everything off and making sure I have as little debt as possible. But for those […]