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How to Fix a Mistake on Your Credit Report

Credit report mistakes are more common than you think. Federal Trade Commission studies have found that almost 15% of consumers have an error on at least one of their credit reports. Try not to freak out if you find any mistakes; it’s very common and more than likely can be solved! There are several ways…

When Are Taxes Due, and What Happens If You Don’t Submit On Time?

Tax season may be overwhelming for many Americans, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we will help get you up to speed on the basics of filing your taxes and help you understand why it’s important to finish this process sooner rather than later. When is Tax Day? Tax Day is officially…

Avoid These 10 Life Insurance Mistakes

Life Insurance is a Financial Lifesaver… Except When It Isn’t Obtaining life insurance can help provide your family with financial security during tough and sometimes unexpected times. Life insurance not only provides funds when a provider within a family passes but also when a stay-at-home parent has an unfortunate demise to make the remaining financial…

8 Steps to Help Manage Your Debt

Reducing Your Debt Debt can be one of the most crippling factors in your financial life. Americans owed a staggering $1 trillion in credit card debt as of 2018, and auto loan and student loan balances are around $1 trillion combined as well. These numbers do not include debt from personal loans, payday loans, or…

10 Of the Most Common Financial Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

1. Missing or Skipping a Payment Timeliness and consistency with loan payments account for 35% of your credit score. This makes missing or skipping payments one of the most important money mistakes to avoid. 2. Late Payments While not as harmful to your credit as missing or skipping a payment altogether, late payments are also…

7 Credit Card Secrets Every New Cardholder Needs to Know

If you’re applying for your first credit card, you may be wondering about all of the options. Before choosing an offer, it’s important to consider these seven credit card secrets: 1. Fixed Rates Aren’t Always Fixed Credit card companies may increase your annual interest rate under certain circumstances. It’s not always a big secret, but…