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Credit score breakdown

Posted in Main Blog
January 27, 2017
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Breakdown of a Credit Score

You’ve likely heard about credit scores before (thanks to all those commercials with terrible jingles), but what do you actually know about them?

How long have they been around? And what’s the deal with checking them? A credit score is a number (usually between 350 and 800) that represents your creditworthiness.

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Whatís The Best Card To Use?

Posted in Main Blog
January 10, 2017
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Comparing Cards

Think fast: what’s the most recent financial decision you made? You likely won’t have to think too far back.

It’s not the last account you opened, or the school loans you consolidated—it’s something much simpler that’s part of your daily routine. Think back to the last thing you purchased—your most recent financial decision was likely what form of payment to use for that transaction.

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Best Ways to Save At Thanksgiving

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November 03, 2016 by Guest
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family eating dinner

 

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones for a satisfying meal and kick off the holiday season. If you pay current prices for your menu items, though, you could blow a chunk of your holiday budget before you even get to the pumpkin pie.

Use these tips to keep your Thanksgiving festive and thrifty.

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4†Financial Tips For Fall

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October 11, 2016 by Guest
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Financial Tips for FallFall means dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners and a cozy holiday season just around the corner. Here are four ways to make sure you're financially well-equipped for the last stretch of the year.

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Acceptable Debt: How Much is Too Much

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August 02, 2016 by BCCU
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Money bomb

 

Do you have too much debt? Try our calculator to find out.
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These days it’s pretty safe to say that everyone’s bound to experience debt (in some shape or form). Despite this unfortunate reality, debt can be a very necessary part of life. Whether it be mortgages, credit cards, or loans, debt can be essential to making ends meet for both everyday purchases and long-term investments. But when does it become too much? And, is there an acceptable amount of debt?

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