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WHAT IS CREDIT? To put it plainly, credit is trust. Credit, credit report, credit score “Oh my!” These are all terms dealing with your financial reputation and trustworthiness as a borrower. Companies gather information about your spending habits, if or when you pay your bills late or...

Most reasonable people here in the U.S. would agree that living in societal groups makes the responsibilities of daily life easier to handle. While good and bad both flourish, individuals share the benefits and burdens of the actions of others. In this type of a...

Traditionally, when we think of personal credit and our own credit history our primary concerns are those items that may reflect poorly on us. Negative reports from previous lenders, creditors and other agencies can cause a credit score to plummet quickly. However, the process of...

Maintaining a high credit score is the best way to get what you want or need without having the cash immediately available. If we are honest with ourselves, there have been times when we've all wanted something we couldn't actually afford to buy outright. This is...

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...

Being in business is about the bottom line. The business of credit, financing, and loans is no different. Creditors and lenders typically do all they can to avoid writing off debt. They know that with the proper motivation people can usually come up with some way...

Debt settlement describes the agreement between a consumer and a lender, financier, company, or institution to consider a debt resolved or “settled” upon payment in full at a lesser amount than what is actually owed. This is an alternative to other forms of debt management...