Category: Credit Repair
Subprime Car Loans Improve Credit Scores

The latest analysis from Equifax shows that credit scores do improve after credit-challenged borrowers take out an auto loan

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Getting to Know Your Credit Report

It is very important to be aware of everything that is contained within your credit reports. After all, this is the information that potential lenders will use in order to determine whether or not you’re a good loan candidate. Of course, you also need to know how to interpret the data that is presented in a report from TransUnion, Experian or Equifax.

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Your Tax Refund: Buying a Car vs. Paying Off Debt

While it may be tempting to use your tax refund as a down payment on a new car, is this really the best option for right now? If you have unpaid debt, you may be doing yourself a huge favor by using your extra cash to pay what you owe. Your credit score will thank you.

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Great Credit Won’t Happen Overnight, but it Will Happen

If you have bad credit, you may be looking for the quickest fix possible. And some companies claim that they can fix your credit overnight, but can they really? Are their methods legal? Before you give money to anyone who makes promises about your credit, you should know what is actually involved in legitimate credit repair.

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Are You Paying Attention to Your Credit Report?

You walk into the dealership. You meet the salesperson. You test drive the car. You love it. You fill out the application. You wait. You wait some more. You really love that car. You see your family in it, taking trips and having fun. The salesperson returns. You are denied. Cue the sound of a sad trombone.

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What Should You Do With the Money You’re Saving on Gas?

For the first time in a long time, it actually feels good to put gas in the tank. You’re probably saving a decent amount of money due to the current low cost of fuel, and you may be wondering what you should do with the extra cash. Since, unfortunately, these cheap gas prices won’t last forever how can you take advantage of it now?

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Nine Financial Resolutions For 2015

We agree with the Illinois CPA Society that the New Year is a good time to take the following advice: step back and assess your financial situation for the coming year and resolve to make it as good as you can.

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