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Credit Scores for the Ages

It’s funny how sometimes a post will take on a life of it’s own within the comments…such is the case with my recent interview of Jillayne Schlicke ... with the new year approaching…the comments have turned into a discussion of credit scores.  Most likely ... to go up as banks and conforming paper sold to Fannie and Freddie will raise minimum credit score [more...]

Date: 2008-11-08 18:15:24

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Clean Up Your Credit and Save $100,000

What if I told you there’s a potential $100,000 smackaroos in it for you for just sticking with me for another three minutes? Here’s how: Clean up your credit score. Seriously, I’m not going to harp on about how stellar credit means paying less interest on loans, qualifying for lower insurance premiums, and sailing through things like landlord and employment background checks. You know that already. Instead, I’m going to let cold hard cash do the talking. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 07:22:31

Weekend Reading: August 24, 2008

I’m going to keep this round up nice and short since my family isn’t doing so well with cold and fever running rampant ... closer before forming your opinion. Credit Report Versus Credit Score at Free From Broke – A nice primer that distinguishes credit report from credit score. 4 Things That We Can Do to Fix Our National [more...]

Date: 2008-08-24 04:31:38

Why Are My Credit Cards Being Canceled?

In today’s economy, credit card companies are changing interest rates at whim (at least until the new credit card laws go into effect…in July 2010 ... . And this could ding your credit score a little bit, which is not something you really want to happen ... by following this simple tip - it helps your credit score and it lets you keep all your available cr [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 16:59:00

When you overdraw your checking account does that effect credit??

don't mess with your credit That is exactly what someone plugged into a search engine to get to my site! I love it - bad grammar and all ... , you can bet that your credit score will take a hit. Also, if you use an overdraft line of credit ... the bank is going to report you to the credit agencies. But if, however, you continue doing so every [more...]

Date: 2008-09-10 16:07:32

Credit Repair In Four Easy Steps

If you want to repair credit scores and open up more doors for your future, here are four relatively simple ways to approach credit report repair ... these bills so I’m not going to even look at them.” At www.annualcreditreport.com, you can get a free copy ... . First of all, checking your credit score is the only way to get real. Often, we spend months [more...]

Date: 2008-11-27 12:15:18

Try getting a loan

by Misha Weidman: I’ve been talking to lenders over the last few weeks to get a sense of the credit crunch from their side of the desk ... have a stash of cash ready to go for your down payment and your credit score better be impeccable – or you’ll ... . Several were loan officers at big retail banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Others were [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 16:35:30

Can homebuyers still get liar loans?

Randy Johnson, president of Independence Mortgage Co ... and they have to like your credit scores, but agree with them ahead of time that you are not going ... professional, graduate degree, self employed for over 25 years. My credit score is over 800. I currently [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 11:00:49

Bad Credit Repair Tips & Advice

When it comes to trying to get a new car or a new house, there is nothing worse than having bad credit. Poor credit ratings show that you were extended credit and you either charged ... person that is going to be able to help with your credit score so do not wait any longer. The time [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 00:22:09

Selecting From These Monthly Magnificent 7 For Round 2.

Pipe in if you want. LarThese are the final monthly nominees to compete to go on to round two ... For A Mortgage When One Spouse Has A Low Credit Score  By Searchlight Crusade: here are several ... must qualify, credit score-wise. The way around this is a quitclaim to the spouse who has a good [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 10:19:45

Latest News in Credit Repair and Credit Score - Dec 24, 2008

Saving American economy from ‘Joe the Debtor’ - New Haven Register 24 Dec 2008 at 3: ... s overall score if a manager or employee attends a food safety course approved by the … Your credit report ... of your credit report — but figuring out just where to go to get it can be tricky because of a proliferation [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 17:14:31

Is Peer To Peer Lending Coming Into It’s Own?

For several years now, the peer-to-peer lending has been gaining traction as a valid way to borrow money without going through a bank via social ... with at least a 600+ credit score returned in the 9-10% range on an average annual basis. Not bad. Loans made to borrowers with less than a 600 credit score lost a significant amount of money. Defaults [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 18:25:01

How To Get The Right Credit Score

Imagine that you are going into a lender’s office prepared to apply for and receive a loan ... credit bureaus: Equifax. Experian, and TransUnion. You are shocked when your loan is denied, or maybe ... , 2TransUnion uses the Empirica system, and 3Experian uses the Experian/Fair Isaac system. Despite each credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 21:19:35

Beware of Credit Repair Scams

2009 may go down as the year when more Americans resolve to fix their credit than at any time in history – because high scores are now a requisite ... of finding errors is high. In fact, one in four credit reports contain errors. These include data entry ... on credit card debt, so want to feel very certain that you're going to pay them back before they [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 04:55:48

Declaring Bankruptcy

by Elma Evvie Deciding whether or not to declare bankruptcy can be one of the most difficult decisions ... : When you apply for a loan or even get a job if your credit score is bad then that can influence them to deny ... ; then it is going to leave a bad mark on your credit report for seven years. If you are struggling and barely [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 12:44:30

Credit Repair Advice

Credit Repair Advice November 24th, 2008 Subscribe To Our Feed The best part about finding a third party credit counselor to tackle your ... is to check your free credit score with Experian, TransUnion and Equifax and be sure to be on the watch for any facts about identity theft while you are going over your credit report. Once you see [more...]

Date: 2008-11-24 05:33:00

America's 10 Most Stressful Cities [Most Stressful Cities]

WaMu Begins To Sell Itself ... views, Comment Credit History PRBC Helps You Create A Credit Score From On-Time Rent, Bill Payments Payment Reporting Builds Credit (PRBC) is an alternative credit reporting agency [more...]

Date: 2008-09-18 20:13:47

From the Archives (June 8th - July 5th)

Here are some of my favorite FCN articles from a year ago the past few weeks: ... for a Successful Moving Sale » Five Reasons you Should Care About your Credit (FICO) Score » The Limits of Frugality » $700 in Credit Card Bonuses (Anyone Can Apply) And here’s what was going [more...]

Date: 2008-07-07 03:35:10

Visa Black Card for When Gold Just Won’t Do

There is a new elite credit card out on the market. This time it isn’t American Express that is offering it ... explain what credit score or annual household income you need to qualify, but I am assuming ... Card. These elite types of credit cards go the extra mile for those that are willing to pay [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 12:28:53

Good News For Buyers Is Always Bad News For Sellers

The Desplains Times reports from Illinois. “Last month Dan decided to stop paying his mortgage. It was hard for him ... keep dropping,’ he said. ‘They go down by about $5,000 every month.’” “Dan’s credit score has been reduced from 750 before he purchased his townhouse to about 600 now, but he’s philosophic [more...]

Date: 2008-06-12 14:48:03

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Do it, and then do it again and again and again. * If someone bids $22 ... on your credit report is going to cost you dearly in your score. ... spiders the most. When you apply for a credit card through moneyeverything. As you know, my ultimate [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 16:35:14

Good News On Mortgages

Good news on getting financed! Well, it seems that things might not be as grim after all for those of you trying to obtain financing! If you have a credit score in the upper 600’s, and a minimum of 3% (going up to 3.5% in January) down, you should still be able to obtain a mortgage! Contact us if you need assistance in obtaining [more...]

Date: 2008-10-23 15:22:50

What's going on with GMAC's car loan standards?

Filed under: TransportationFlush with capital from taxpayers, GMAC is lowering its underwriting standards. The credit crunch and a shortage of cash had pushed the company's minimum FICO score for car ... required credit score below 670 would have allowed 65% of Americans to get a GMAC loan [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 23:00:00

Web Design Week on PSDTUTS + You Can Now Sell Photoshop Templates via ThemeForest

For as long as I can remember we’ve gotten requests for more web design posts here on PSDTUTS ... Monday - $25,000 Giveaway, Score ThemeForest Cash by Commenting As you can see it’s going ... readers will get a credit on their accounts to test out the site (which of course means it’s a good time [more...]

Date: 2008-11-29 14:30:00

More of 2008 Nominees - Some of These Will Go To Round 2.

        Meet Neighbors Before Buying a Home: By Elizabeth Weinraub of About.com Flat Screen TV - Is it “attached”? By Ardell DellaLoggia How to Raise Your Credit Score in 45 Days! By Michael Polera, B&W Financial ... Porter “We Do Not Pull Credit” Is Not A Selling Point, It’s A Sales Tactic by Dan Green Home [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 09:40:12

NAR should put its money where its mouth is

I’ve hesitated to post this since I’m not sure how it will go over with other real estate agents (or my boss!). But, why not? ... on that loan will vary, based on your credit score, amount you put down, where you live ... purchases. It suggests using federal funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP - $700 [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 16:35:30

Understanding The Home Mortgage Calculator

Contrary to popular belief, home mortgage calculators do not wear suits and ties and sit behind an abacus all day trying to determine how much a ... gives them a lower credit score, they will need to know how much they will be charged to make ... potential homeowner’s mortgage payment is going to be. Although in the early days of banking [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 09:38:50

Attend A Public University, Save Money on College Textbooks @ The Carnivals

A Carnival Hopping We Will Go You’ll find the highlights of the Beijing 2008 Olympics interspersed with great entries from the Carnival of Personal ... Raise Your Credit Score, Real Estate Woes @ The Carnivals Saving Money With Kids, Financial Reads ... How To Protect Your Money If Banks Begin To Fail @ Penny Jobs I’d also like to invite you to check [more...]

Date: 2008-08-28 14:36:37

Catching Up

So.  I should really go over what I have accomplished last year (and this year, to date) in my quest to become debt-free. I managed to totally clear up my credit card debt, and, to my surprise, when I sent for my free annual credit reports, and ordered my FICO scores, I found that it had improved, over the time [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 05:41:49

We’re Never Going To Go Back To The Heyday

The News Journal reports from Delaware. “For Delaware in particular, key industries are sensitive to national economic conditions ... a certain credit score. Deborah combined the No-Document Loan with another loan and was able to buy [more...]

Date: 2008-10-24 15:48:52

Match Reports/StatsESPNSoccernet: Bendtner at the DeathSky Sports: ... sheet.In all honesty though, a lot of credit for the clean sheet must go to Djourou who won a metric ton ... in the middle.It wasn’t until Wenger brought on Vela that the team looked like they were ready to score [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 19:33:14

Worlds Worst: Mindless GOP Wingnuts Edition

Great lineup from Wednesday’s Worst Person. Bronze goes to NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly from seeking to implement the incredibly draconian ... their throats cut just to score points in a political campaign. To its credit, the crowd booed ... have to pass through armed check points. Buses and trucks would have to go to an underground bomb [more...]

Date: 2008-08-14 23:00:26

We All Knew It Was Going To Happen In California

The Sierra Sun reports from California. “Since housing values went up for so long, ... credit score and a steady record of making payments on a house he bought in 2000. After its value [more...]

Date: 2008-06-24 21:38:30

Let the bidding begin: Dick Cheney's writing a book with 'a few scores to settle'

... months. I've got a lot of stories to tell. And a few scores to settle." And he laughed. "I'm going ... : He's been in the government/political business long enough to know you rarely get credit for what [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 04:25:06

Advance Warning: Fannie Mae’s New Mortgage Fees to Go into Effect Monday

... could increase your closing costs: Your credit score Your downpayment / equity percentage Your home’ [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 22:13:14

Commercial Developers: Not a Credible Threat

Ok, I’ve been tardy in posting. I’m very sorry about that, lot’s of things are going on ... that undergirds mortgage models. For residential mortgages, one mainly considers FICO score and LTV (ratio ... , there are multiple metrics for value and credit worthiness of a commercial property. Residential properties [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 02:24:52

Account Closed

It was a giant step for me, but when I realized I haven't used the account since last February--12 months--I decided to call and close my Discover ... cards.I'm eligible for my free credit report in a month or so, and I hope to go through that and make sure ... me a hard time. Started talking to me about my FICO score and how closing an account that I've [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 16:35:00

Innovative Beauty Products: Korres

We don’t usually write about beauty products, but when something is this good, we have no choice ... my vintage flow. Greedily took my store credit from the cashier and began to shop for something I was going to love. In twelve minutes flat, I’d found a bronze duvet on CLEARANCE for $99.95. SCORE [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 03:33:12

Start Improving Your Credit Score Today

If you want to borrow money from a lender, you’ll quickly learn how important your credit score is ... all still fall within a similar range. Sometimes, credit scores go by the name of FICO scores. Fair Isaac ... your loan based on what they find. A bad credit score can also mean you’ll only be offered loans [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 00:46:34

How Can Lawsuit Funding May Help To Avoid A Bad Credit

Many lawsuit plaintiffs have financial troubles while they wait for a settlement problem that could make more low their credit level . Credit reports are piled up by firms named credit bureaus that get reports directly from lenders about their customers paying practices. Founded on a debtors history of paying bills and the amount of debt the man has , credit bureaus go with a credit score for each man . [more...]

Date: 2009-09-30 13:20:28

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