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Is It Good to Have a Credit Card?

One of the most often asked questions is simply, “Is it good to have a credit card?”   If you’re new to building and maintaining your credit, the short answer is yes, it usually is a good thing to have one or more credit cards available to use on a regular or limited basis, depending on […]

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General Info

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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Credit Tips Updates

Summer Vacation Plans?

Do you have plans for your summer vacation?  Or are you still trying to figure out how you’ll pay for it? Without careful planning, your summer vacation can end up costing you money for years and years!  Especially if you’re planning to use a credit card to pay for all or part of the expenses […]

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Credit Cards Updates

Check Out Our New Offers

If you haven’t visited our site lately, you’re missing out on our newest offers! From updated offers direct from the best credit card merchants to our new credit card matching tools, if you want to rebuild your credit, save money, or even take the trip of your dreams this year, we’ve got just the right […]

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Are You Paying Attention to Interest Rates?

If you’ve been paying attention to the financial markets over the last six months to a year, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that interest rates are on the rise again.  True, at this point, the increases are only a quarter of a point, but still if you take all of those little quarter points and add them […]

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It’s Tax Time!

Well, it’s that time of year once again – that’s right, it’s tax time.  Time to review your finances from the previous year, find as many deductions as you can, and hopefully get a refund from Uncle Sam!  Tax time is also the perfect time to budget, plan, and get a fresh start on your […]

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Credit Cards Updates

Should You Apply for That Credit Card?

With the holidays rapidly approaching, your mailbox is probably stuffed with catalogs, credit card, and loan offers, but should you apply for that new credit card, order from that catalog (with the promised credit line), or should you cash that short term loan check?  Granted, money is always tight around the holidays, and affording all […]

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Credit Cards Updates

Emergency Funds

Watching the events of the past couple of weeks, what with Hurricane Harvey flooding Texas, and now that Hurricane Irma is looming in the Atlantic Ocean, I’m reminded of one of the most important reasons that we all need emergency funds. In the event that you have an emergency, how will you manage to survive […]

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What’s in Your Credit Score

Ever wonder what exactly is a credit score?  What even makes up your credit score?  And, even more importantly, exactly what impacts your score has on your finances and why? Basically, a credit score is nothing more than a simple three digit number that credit bureaus use to determine your credit worthiness, but depending on […]

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USAA Named to FORTUNE List of ‘World’s Most Admired’

FORTUNE® Magazine has announced its World’s Most Admired Companies® for 2017, and USAA ranked No. 25. USAA ranked No. 2 in the Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance industry for 2017. “This is a recognition our employees greatly deserve,” says USAA CEO Stuart Parker. “Their focus on our mission and enduring commitment to serving our members […]

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