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Should I Refinance My Private Student Loans?

There’s no denying that college is expensive. A recent report shows that the average 2018 college graduate has nearly $40,000 in student loans. Depending on the salary of their first “real” job, a graduate might be struggling to make the monthly payments once their student loans enter repayment status. This is where refinancing comes into[…]

Does It Ever Make Sense To Lease A Car?

Most people view leasing with the same attitude as renting a house or apartment. Each monthly payment makes the wallet of the owner a little thicker while the renter has nothing to show for it. At the end of the lease agreement, the lessee (tenant) owns as much of the property as they did before[…]

What Is The Difference Between Federal and Private Student Loans?

Every fall and spring, a college student needs to apply for loans to cover the remaining cost of college that financial aid and scholarships will not cover. There are a couple different loan options to choose from, but the primary decision will be choosing between federal and private student loans. Each type of loan will[…]

How To Prevent Your Card Being Canceled By Credit Grantor

Not everyone uses their credit card on a regular basis. But imagine the shock if you need to use your credit card and find that it has been canceled by a credit grantor. You hear horror stories of people vacationing overseas and discovering this problem, then spending hours trying to fix it. Unfortunately, the credit[…]

Tips to Raise Your FICO Credit Score

Your FICO credit score is one of the major factors a lender will consider when determining whether or not to approve you for credit. There are many things that go into your FICO score, which means that there are things that you can do to improve it. Careful attention to your FICO score can help[…]

Should I Consolidate Or Refinance My Student Loan?

In 2016, the total student debt burden equaled more than $1.3 trillion, with the average college graduate leaving school with an oppressive $37,172 in student loans. These statistics have been on the rise for some time, and have no end in sight. The combination of rising tuition costs and the implications of borrowing for one’s[…]

5 Steps For After You Use a Balance Transfer Card

You’ve been approved for a 0% balance transfer card and have just completed the transfer! Congratulations! You’ve taken a very important first step to rid yourself of credit card debt. However, it’s no time to rest. Although you may save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in interest, the work is not yet over. If[…]

All that you wanted to know about credit utilization

Credit utilization is a frequently used term in any conversation related to credit scores and/or credit reports. In fact, if you’re someone who keenly follows the concept of credit, you must have definitely heard about credit utilization before and would at least have a vague idea about it. What’s meant by credit utilization? Technically speaking,[…]

Lies you tell yourself to pile up credit card debt

Although credit cards may seem like a necessity to many, they actually aren’t! If you’re someone who just can’t do without them, here are the probable lies you may be telling yourself for piling up credit card debt over a period of time: It’s a great deal! Bargains are excellent, but you must never use[…]