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  • This time of year, it’s always a pleasure to be able to surprise friends and loved ones with the most coveted gifts and items on their wish lists. For some, this is not always feasible. Borrowing money, for most people, is a fact of life. Interest......

  • Any mother or father can attest to the fact that the joys of parenthood are many. Too numerous to count. So much so that we spend our kid’s entire childhoods just trying to keep up! Back in “the day” proud mom’s and dad’s would follow......

  • When the holidays arrive they bring cheer, warmth, and bright spirits. Family and friends travel from near and far to share quality time and delicious food with those that matter most. The holidays are a time for giving. For some, however, they are also a......

  • Grappling with poor credit is an equal opportunity issue. Regardless of your income or socioeconomic bracket poor credit can plague any of us if we’re not careful. With less expendable funds, however, good money management and budgeting do become more important and more difficult. When......

  • “If I only knew then what I know now, what would I have done differently?” This is a question every individual must ask themselves when moving from economic instability to financial adulthood. If you’ve had trouble managing your debt as a result of poor choices or unfavorable circumstances it......

  • Henry Ford said these famous words that have lived on in history, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, either way you’re right.” Mind over matter is a principle that the most successful and accomplished individuals live by daily. Impulsivity often leads to poor......

  • Your credit report is more than simply a tool for potential creditors and lenders to determine your credit worthiness. It contains a plethora of personal data you can leverage to improve your financial life. Here are four ways you can use your credit report to......

  • Just about every time a customer walks up to a register to make a purchase a store credit card is offered or recommended. “Would you like to save 15% by applying for our store card and earn an extra $20 off of your purchase today?”......

  • According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve, the American government, businesses, and people are nearly $60 trillion in debt. It is reported that private debt makes up the large majority of this deficit. We live in a culture where capitalism is King. It has become socially......

  • You may have heard about the sky scraping credit scores of others.  Knowing that credit scores can reach into the 800’s, there is no doubt that the burning question in your mind may be, “How can I get there?” The good news is that excellent......