Do not get ripped off by credit consolidation con artists

Credit consolidation is undoubtedly a good option to get out of debt but it may have several side effects. Not all credit consolidation firms can be relied upon. You may have come across many websites of debt consolidation companies that have emblems of BBB posted on their websites. These companies may have been accredited by … [Read more]

Drowning in student loan debt? Help is here

What is the new Federal Student Loan Income Based Repayment (IBR) program? If you are one of the millions of us drowning in huge federally guaranteed student loan debt, and burdened with high monthly payments we can’t afford, there may be help out there for us. A new federal program called Income Based Repayment (IBR) … [Read more]

Michael Jackson’s credit score was as bad as his nose job

Yesterday it was reported by the Examiner that in 2007, Michael Jackson’s average credit score was 563.67. I know, big shocker right? A score in this range would put him into the “sub-prime” category. No doubt the result of Jackson’s lavish spending habits with little cash to back it up. If he wasn’t Michael Jackson, … [Read more]

How to get a good deal on a new car

This story was shared with us recently, a great example of getting the most out of your money when buying a car… Jason M. from Florida was in the market for a new car, his 2000 Toyota Camry was nearing 200,000 miles on the odometer, and had seen its better days. Jason is a single … [Read more]

Getting a mortgage with a low credit score

I recently had a very good question submitted to us from one of our visitors, she wrote: “When I first decided to buy a house it seem like only a dream, my scores where in the low 500, the mortgage company told me about all the things on my credit that I need to pay … [Read more]

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