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7 September 2016
Using a credit card to pay your mortgage each month can be a way to quickly earn points and miles rewards to pay for travel and other perks.
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26 October 2015
A bad credit score[[sitetree_link,id=1135]] can keep you from qualifying for a mortgage.But what about having no credit score at all? Turns out, being a so-called "credit invisible" presents just as big a hurdle to qualifying for a mortgage.
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18 July 2014
To get a mortgage and buy a home, you need to have good credit.But if you're a young person just starting out, how do you establish credit in the first place if you don't already have it?.
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29 July 2009
Elderly consumers are piling up credit card debt at a rate far exceeding all other age groups, with health care costs and deteriorating values of retirement savings causing many age 65 and older to increasingly rely on plastic for routine living expenses.
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23 January 2009
Judgment day for credit card companies has come and gone.The federal government announced that the purveyors of plastic have been too harsh on their customers.A crackdown looms in 2010, one that will have severe consequences for credit card companies and consumers alike.
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11 December 2008
For people drowning in credit card debt, the hope that Uncle Sam's cavalry is coming appears to have been dashed.The Treasury Department nixed any type of a debt settlement program after a roundtable meeting of banks and consumers, leaving many debt-ridden consumers out of luck.
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22 June 2008
The smart credit card holder gets all the rewards.These bonuses yield some tremendous benefits, provided that you use your points correctly.Here's how to get the most out of them.
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17 May 2008
Teen credit cards may offer convenience, but there are risks involved, too.
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10 May 2008
Conventional financial wisdom says that a credit card, like money, is the root of all evil.However, when used wisely, credit cards can produce a number of surprising benefits.
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11 April 2008
Home equity loans are a popular option for borrowing money, but they aren't always the right choice.Here are three alternatives.
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7 November 2007
If there was a contest for cramming information onto a sheet of paper, credit card companies would win the grand prize, hands-down.A typical credit card statement is loaded with information that consumers barely look at.
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14 September 2007
The savvy consumer knows that if you charge every cent and make payments each month, your credit card rewards program can pay off in a big way.Two new programs now integrate mortgages, as well, and each offers significant payoffs.
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23 August 2007
Keeping credit card debt in check gives you more financial strength, which you can put towards buying your first home.
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2 May 2007
Zero percent balance transfer deals offered by credit card companies can be a great for people who monitor their finances closely.But if you don't fall into that rare minority, you could wind up spending more than you save.
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10 April 2007
Credit cards help you buy lots of stuff-and then, even more stuff.Fortunately, there are a few simple ways out of this charge card mania.
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