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Sour Credit Score? Rebuild It And Bring It Back To Its Glory

There are lots of reasons why someone could be in a financial mess, that has put their credit score out of order. Some reasons may be happy ones like a wedding, or some may be unfortunate ones like a sick spouse, etc. But let’s put all excuses aside. The time...
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How To Pay Your Taxes With Your Credit Card – You’ll Be Surprised At How Easy It Is

Tax season is here! As Benjamin Franklin so profoundly said: “Only two things are certain. Death…and taxes. Interestingly enough, both are unexciting… In this post, we’ll discuss paying taxes with credit cards and debit cards. Ready? Let’s...
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8 Things To Pay Attention To When Filling Taxes Not to Get Rejected for A Mortgage

Tax season is here. Filing taxes properly can be a major factor for your mortgage eligibility. We invited a super mortgage star Chaim Tarkieltaub from The Mint Capital to explain to us some common mistakes borrowers make while filing their tax return and how they...
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Credit Card Trip Cancellation Insurance: Will It Cover Covid?

As people are slowly ripping their face masks off, travel is slowly coming back to normal.   During this pandemic, many are wondering whether their airfare will be covered if their trip is canceled or interrupted due to COVID. In this post we will go through the...
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Don’t Fear! Amex Financial Reviews- Learn What Triggers Them And Deal With Them Like A Pro

An Amex financial review is not an exciting thing to get. But hey, sweet honey is many times accompanied by a sting. You can sometimes get hit with an Amex FR while trying to accumulate lots of Amex points. In this post, we’ll discuss how to avoid being targeted for...
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Stimulus Check: 2 Strategies On How To Use It To Pay Up Credit Card Balances

The US government started handing out the $600 stimulus checks per eligible person. Many people have already received their checks via direct deposit to their checking accounts. A very smart way to use the money would be to pay up high-interest credit card bills. In...
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2021 Update: Master List Of COVID Benefit Changes To Amex, Chase, Capital One, And Citi Credit Cards

Credit card issuers are giving a mini-stimulus package to many of its cardholders. Benefits include statement credits, added benefits, annual fee credits, and more. Credit card issuers are making these changes in order to make their premium cards worthwhile even in an...
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What We’ve Accomplished: #2020 Review

The number 2020  is a neat, good-looking number. A  “I-got-it-all-figured-out” type of number. Looks can be so deceiving… When 2020 started, there was so much in plan- we’re talking big stuff. And then COVID hit. Regular life, as we knew it, halted. And many plans had...
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Credit Card Application Rules- When/Where To Apply- And When/Where NOT To Apply

So, you’re applying for a credit card. Or, better put, credit cards. There’s so many awesome welcome bonuses and 0% APR introductory rates plus plus plus. You might want to quit the guessing game of “Will I get approved for a card or not?” 
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Which Credit Cards Are Approving? December Update

Guess what, it’s been who knows how long, and the Covid pandemic is still going on. Some good news though came in yesterday. The US Senate and House have agreed to a new  $900 billion stimulus deal which will provide a $600 payment for each family member. We all...
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How To Get Approved For Your First Credit Card- 5 Actionable Tips

The best way to build your credit is by getting approved for credit cards. But, hey! How do you get approved for credit cards without having credit? That’s like saying “Oh, you don’t have money? Buy a business, and then you’ll have money.” Yoo-hoo! How do I BUY that...
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The 5 Most Important Factors In A FICO Score

The FICO score model is the mostly widely used scoring model. As per Fico, as much as 90% of lending decisions that are done using a scoring model, use the Fico scoring model. In this post we will discuss the 5 most important factors that Fico would look at in order...
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Building Credit With a Store Card

One of the classic, old school ways of starting to build credit was by first applying for a store card.  What Is a Store Card? A store card is a credit card offered by a store or brand, for example, Gap, Kohl’s, Home Depot, etc. The credit card is designed...
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Key Differences Between an Authorized User and a Joint Account

If you own a credit card, you most probably already heard the term Authorized User, but did you ever hear of a Joint or Co-Applicant? Joints and co-applicants are a much less common term in the world of credit cards, as it is not even an available option by...
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How To Pay Your Taxes With Your Credit Card – You’ll Be Surprised At How Easy It Is

Tax season is here! As Benjamin Franklin so profoundly said: “Only two things are certain. Death…and taxes. Interestingly enough, both are unexciting… In this post, we’ll discuss paying taxes with credit cards and debit cards. Ready? Let’s...
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Credit Card Trip Cancellation Insurance: Will It Cover Covid?

As people are slowly ripping their face masks off, travel is slowly coming back to normal.   During this pandemic, many are wondering whether their airfare will be covered if their trip is canceled or interrupted due to COVID. In this post we will go through the...
Read More

Don’t Fear! Amex Financial Reviews- Learn What Triggers Them And Deal With Them Like A Pro

An Amex financial review is not an exciting thing to get. But hey, sweet honey is many times accompanied by a sting. You can sometimes get hit with an Amex FR while trying to accumulate lots of Amex points. In this post, we’ll discuss how to avoid being targeted for...
Read More
pay credit card bills with stimulus check

Stimulus Check: 2 Strategies On How To Use It To Pay Up Credit Card Balances

The US government started handing out the $600 stimulus checks per eligible person. Many people have already received their checks via direct deposit to their checking accounts. A very smart way to use the money would be to pay up high-interest credit card bills. In...
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