Day: November 3, 2020

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Making a Living in the Midst of a Pandemic

If you were laid off by your employer today, what would you do?  Would you find another job?  Do you have enough money in savings to survive for a while?  What would you do next?   In years past, this would have been a much easier question to answer.  Now, with the pandemic affecting literally every […]

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Credit Tips for Buying Your First Home

Thinking about buying your first home?  Before you even consider making an offer, before you get pre-qualified, before you do anything at all, you'll want to take a good, long look at your credit report. Believe it or not, even those of us with the best credit almost always have something that holds up the […]

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Working from Home?

  Are you one of the millions of people who have been asked to work from home this year?   Believe it or not, shifting to staff members working from home is actually proving beneficial to businesses and employees in many areas.   So far, 65% of workers say they are more productive in a home […]

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Repairing Your Credit Score

As if 2020 wasn't bad enough already, what with a pandemic, lockdowns, and an economic downturn unlike any other, millions of people also lost their jobs… and that will leave millions of us with blemishes on our credit reports that can and, in many cases will, take years to clean up.  We all know what […]

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Bankruptcy & Credit Counseling

Are you one of the millions of Americans now considering bankruptcy?  If so, in most instances, you'll need to complete pre-bankruptcy credit counseling before AND after filing bankruptcy.  Why are you required to complete it twice?  Unbelievably, the first one is to determine if you even need to file bankruptcy in the first place, or […]

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Upside to the Pandemic?

In a highly unusual economic climate, a highly unusual thing is occurring in the United States… Credit card debt is actually declining during the current recession!  In fact, for the first time in years, total American credit card debt has now dropped below the $1 trillion mark.  So, why is this so important, you ask? […]

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Should You Skip Your Mortgage Payments Now?

Right now, an unprecedented number of Americans have lost their jobs, lost a large portion of their income, or worse, and simply aren't able to pay their bills.  But what about you?  What bills should you pay?  And what bills should you skip? Truthfully, if you have the money, you should pay ALL of your […]

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Have You Checked Your Credit Limits Lately?

Have you checked thee credit limits on your credit cards lately?  If not, you might want to take time to do just that, especially since roughly 50 million Americans' credit card accounts were either closed or had their credit limit cut in the past 30 days.  That's about 1 in 4 credit card holders, and […]

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Should You Borrow Money Now?

Right now, more than 30 million Americans are on unemployment, or in some states, trying to get unemployment started.  Cash is becoming scarce as the first round of stimulus checks has long since been spent.  But, if you're running out of cash, should you borrow money to survive?  And if so, where should you go […]

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Surviving the Crisis

By now, many who've been laid off, furloughed, had our hours cut, or worse, are really running tight on cash, even as the pandemic rages on.  While both federal and state governments have promised quick access to unemployment funds, stimulus checks, and other forms of help, these things take time.  Time that you may no […]

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