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Using secured credit to rebuild your score

Rebuilding with secured credit. One of many tools consumers should use.

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Unsecured credit step aside, secured credit is here to help rebuild.  Times are tough for the general population’s credit. Even those who enjoyed easy approvals and low interest rates in years past are starting to feel the crunch. The reality is, your credit card or other unsecured debt always catches up to you. When this happens, we enter a rebuilding…

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Why do I have to pay a deposit on everything? How can I improve my credit?

I have to pay a deposit on everything: What can I do to improve my credit?

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Independence can be great, but not when you have to pay a deposit on everything! The task of landing in your dream apartment doesn’t end with just signing a lease notice, paying the rent, and shifting your things. You also have to set up some or all of your utilities. These include Electricity, Water, gas, sewer, and TV/Internet, etc. Are…

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What is negative equity? How does it affect my credit and buying power?

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If you’ve ever applied for a loan, chances are you’re familiar with the term “negative equity”. However, you may still lack a full understanding of exactly what it means. Secured loans are basically loans that use physical collateral to calculate the amount and terms of the debt repayment. Secured loans with negative equity An example of a secured loan would…

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What is rent to own, and does it affect my credit?

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Rent to own – Let’s start with the basics. If you are planning to buy a home but your income leaves something to be desired, don’t despair. There are certain ways you can still own a home, though they’re not as straightforward and conventional as a traditional mortgage. Rent to own, which is also known as lease to own, permits…

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What does No Credit Needed really mean?

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Does your credit score prevent you from getting retail store credit cards? You know the story: You visit a store, find exactly what you’re looking for, and immediately sign up for a store credit card. Later you find out that agreement came with a snag: an astronomical interest rate. Most of the retailer stores offering credit cards will cost you…

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How Does My Credit Score Affect New Purchases?

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Trying to borrow with bad credit? Not so fast. Many Americans are asking questions like, what is a good credit score or how to rebuild a credit score? Chances are if you’re asking these questions, your credit score could use some work. According to Lexington Law; 12% of the U.S. population has a credit score below 550. This group of…

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Should You Ever Co-Sign on a Loan?

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To co-sign or not, that is the question. It can be tough to get approval for loans or credit cards for someone who doesn’t have a good credit history. However, businesses still approve such applicants if  someone with good credit agrees to co-sign for them. If your loved ones ask you to co-sign and you agree to help, they will…

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