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Ten Credit Mistakes People Make

Most children are not trained in how to handle credit by their families other than with vague platitudes like ‘pay your bills on time’ and ‘live below your means.’ Practical knowledge about interest rates, revolving credit and credit scores ... discover these mistakes by making them. So here is a list of the top ten credit mistakes most often [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 13:39:30

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Loan For Bill Consolidation - An Attractive Alternative?

Many people in the US today are deep in debts that they are not in a position to repay ... over them Correct your dropping credit scores. Boost your credit ratings Leaves you without any debt ... . Many people to own several credit cards and bad debtors, usually would have bad repayment record [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 17:50:56

Will carrying a credit card balance through month end hurt your credit score

As I vaguely mentioned in my $100,000 by Age 30 year end recap post my wife and I are starting to save for a house we want to build down the road ( ... and research. One thing that I want to start preparing for is upping my credit score to get it as high as possible to make sure that I would qualify for the best rates. My credit score is not bad [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 06:00:12

What Are Benefits Of Good Credit?

By Darren Cason Most people know that if you have a good credit score, you get good interest rates and better offers on new loans and credit ... requirements. Many apartment managers, landlords, and those who offer leases will check your credit ... the credit report is only to verify past employment, but often the credit score is considered as part [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 12:00:16

Home loan

by Tom Martens Before starting the homeownership or monthly mortgage installment ; ... to the prime rate set by the Fed. When determining this rate, your credit history and credit score are major ... online home loan calculators on financial or property websites to start working out what your payment [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 14:42:11

The Importance of GOOD Credit

by Rob Kosberg We all should know that good credit is a “must have ... to get a loan, a mortgage, credit card depends on a good credit rating. Our “Credit Score” is most ... FREE Guide on Maintaining and Repairing your Credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 12:23:01

Home loans

by Tom Martens For the vast majority of us, homeownership means a monthly mortgage installment ... this rate, your credit history and credit score are major factors in whether your bank considers ... the best option for you. Administration fees payable every month differs with each loan, so check [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 14:53:39

Mortgage Rates for Friday Afternoon

Mortgage rates are up about 0.125% from what I posted this morning and up a bit more than that compared to last Friday’s post as  you’ll see by the ... rate quote below is based on owner occupied with a mid-low credit score of 720-739, “full doc” ...  0.325% to rate FHA.  Pricing based on credit score of 620 or better and loan amounts [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 21:28:17

The Credits Secrets Bible Can Help Your Credit Score

Credit is a necessity that we all need. But if it is abused or overextended, you could end up in a bad situation. Credit cards and loan debt is at an all time high and people are looking for ways to repair a damaged credit rating. A product called Credit Secrets Bible (CSB) is now available from the Consumer [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 14:35:09

Friday’s Mortgage Interest Rate Update

The comparison of rates is based on when I last posted on (I skipped a week while our family was vacationing at Lake Roosevelt) ... is based on owner occupied with a minimum credit score of 720, “full doc” purchase with a sales ... %) improved 0.25% to rate.  :) FHA.  Pricing based on credit score of 620 or better and loan [more...]

Date: 2008-08-29 21:09:42

8 ways to improve your credit score

8 ways to improve your credit score By Katie McCaskey, Geezeo.com Why? Because it’s harder than ever to get a loan. And the higher your credit score, the better your chances of securing a loan at a good interest rate when you need one. Read More » Cheat Sheet Biggest Loser Club on trimming [more...]

Date: 2008-12-13 00:46:40

Senators: credit scores shouldn’t determine insurance rates.

A person’s financial history should not determine how much they pay for auto insurance, say three south central Senators. “If you have a low credit score you pay a higher amount,” said Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau ... it so insurance companies could not set premiums based on credit scores. She is co-sponsoring [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:01:51

Start Loans For A Clean Future

Thousands of Americans buy their daily trip to the debt ... was in a precarious situation regarding the credit debt and low credit ratings would not be able ... credit histories, so a good credit score is not necessary [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 00:43:48

What Can You Expect After a Bankruptcy? The Time Line

Recently, someone called this article to my attention, which extolls the advantages of bankruptcy ... because of BK 4 years to 7 years: Credit score below 680, forget about getting an unsecured credit ... : No credit cards, loans, insurance rate skyrocketed. 1 year to 2 years: No credit cards except secured cards [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 15:35:08

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

Will Credit Repair Enhance Your Plunging Credit Score?

As lending rules get stricter by the day, an increasing number of consumers are desperately looking for ways to improve their credit ratings ... but nevertheless accurate entry on the client’s credit report. This technic exploits a provision ... or out-of-date information from their credit report. This technic works under the premise [more...]

Date: 2008-12-08 07:00:23

Debt And Bill Consolidation

Debt and bill consolidation is the practice of paying off many loans with one loan ... the chances of missing a payment, which could adversely affect one’s credit score. Sometimes, debtors ... . There can be sizeable gains from reduced interest rates, since credit card interest rates are substantially higher [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 13:16:08

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

Is it True About Credit Card Limit Cut Backs?

Yep, you bet. Actually, if you haven’t been contacted by your credit card company yet you should be on the lookout for some form of a notice very ... are getting financially hit here. Having a polished track record and an unsmudged credit score isn’t even ... that will outline the new terms of your credit card, including interest rates and credit card [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 06:03:30

Friday’s Rates

Mortgage rates continue to be very volatile.  They are improved from last week’s rate report yet higher than the low point (mid 5’s for 30 year) ... properties).  The conforming rate quote below is based on owner occupied with a mid-low credit score ... .  Pricing based on credit score of 620 or better [more...]

Date: 2008-09-12 21:26:07

GMAC Now Officially Requires 700-Plus FICO Score For New Car Loan [Financiapocalypse]

The Financiapocalypse continues. We just received a copy of an e-mail that went out at GMAC, the lending arm jointly owned by GM and Cerberus, ... : you'll now need a minimum 700 credit bureau score to get a car loan at dealer invoice or below from GMAC ... consumers who have a minimum 700 credit bureau score, with an advance rate equal to or less than [more...]

Date: 2008-10-13 22:20:00

Now Feds hope to spur auto lending

Credit markets for housing are loosening up a bit. Will automobile lending be next? Car dealers certainly hope so ... to borrowers with credit ratings higher than 620 – a subprime score that illustrates the difficulty ... of credit, 2008 was the worst year for auto sales in a very long time. Maryland dealers sold 16,842 new cars [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 15:07:40

Auto Refinancing Loan – Tips For Getting A Cheaper One

Current economic situation is forcing several car borrowers start thinking about refinancing their vehicles, ... to offer lower interest rates on your application. Having Less Than Perfect Credit While you can find auto loan approvals regardless of your credit score, you will be paying higher interest rate [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 12:40:11

myFiCO Credit Score Watch - 30 Days FREE Trial Promotion

This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com). myFiCO Credit Score Watch ... of us new to Score Watch, it's a tool used to: » monitor important changes to our Equifax credit ... or when we qualify for a better interest rate » alert us when unexpected changes to our credit report [more...]

Date: 2008-09-15 01:09:38

FHA Streamlined Refinance - Lower your Rate and Payments Without Credit Qualifying or a New Appraisal

With rates near an all time low, refinancing has become a big thing again ... refinance: No credit qualifying. This is not credit score based and it is not even necessary to pull a full credit report. Your mortgage does need to be up to date, and current and we will look [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 16:30:24

Update On Rates…

Update On Rates… Posted by Shane Haas under For Buyers, For Sellers, ... rates may vary on credit scores, qualifying documentation, down payment. Rates subject to change. Call [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 23:17:00

Mortgage Interest Rate Drop Possible with Treasury Intervention

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is considering a new plan to reduce mortgage rates in another bid to revive the U.S ... for the lower rates. There are already a number of additions to rates due to credit score, loan ... is enormous. We saw the results of the investment of $600 Billion into the MBS market last week [more...]

Date: 2008-12-04 07:30:46

Mortgage Rates — More Changes Coming Soon!

Mortgage rates have improved but continue to be volatile.  Today’s rates are actually up about 0.125% from yesterday ... properties).  The conforming rate quote below is based on owner occupied with a mid-low credit score ... ?  Those with 40% down (home equity), 740 plus credit scores with taxes and insurance included [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 21:22:08

N.J. man learns modifying mortgage to cut payments may impair credit rating

by Moe Bedard on September 29, 2009 · 0 commentsin American Nightmare To confuse consumers even more, not all lenders follow the guidelines.That may change on November 1, when lenders can use a new code to report them as a “loan modification under government program.” The code will clarify which borrowers have taken modifications, but because the modification process itself is not streamlined, it won’t be the only worm squiggling out of the can.The bigger impact on credit scores may depend on how [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 13:48:05

Debt Management

Debt not only causes stress and worry, but it could also harm your credit rating ... this to the credit bureaus. The negative report in turn has a huge impact on your credibility and your credit score. When deciding whether or not to take on new debt it is important to consider [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 20:45:59

Debt Consolidation Loans For Bad Credit Dont Get Stung

It isn’t uncommon these days for consumers to be facing problems meeting their monthly payment obligations on loans and credit cards ... and have seen their good credit ratings suffer because of it. At this point they may be looking for a way ... things in mind to protect yourself from becoming a victim: Be Confident Your credit score may [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 03:04:51

Afternoon Edition of Friday’s Rates

Today stocks are rallying based on the events that were announced this morning: ... with a mid-low credit score of 720-739, “full doc” purchase with a sales price of $500,000 ... @ 1 Pt:  6.875% (APR 7.550%)   by 0.875% to rate FHA.  Pricing based on credit score of 620 [more...]

Date: 2008-09-19 20:09:31

Mortgage Rates January 15, 2009

The Producer Price Index (PPI) came out and reflected virtually no inflation on the wholesale side of things ... payment, 740 credit scores, and verifiable income and assets. Rates vary based on borrower profile ... of this report will likely have a significant affect on the markets. I would say that today is a good [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 20:03:13


For years, immigrants to the U.S. have viewed buying a home as the ultimate benchmark of success ... loans, which carry high interest rates and are tailored to borrowers with low credit scores or few ... multiple cash jobs, but had no savings or established credit history to allow them to qualify [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 13:19:54

Refi Problems

While mortgage rates may be a historic lows the screening that lenders are doing are stricter than ever ... rates, you'll need a FICO credit score of 720 or higher, says Cameron Findlay, chief economist ... it's not worth the trouble. ...If you have a home equity loan or line of credit, you'll probably need [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 13:13:00

Easy No Credit Check Loans

September 20, 2009 | By Preston West In Blogging | For those people with low credit scores or low wages, “No Credit Loans”, are an excellent alternative. Although this loan is linked with much higher interest rates it is an option for those with few choices. Because the loans are usually paid back over a shorter amount of time the huge interest rate may not be a deterrent to borrowing funds. For people that need quick cash for a short term, this could be ideal. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-20 22:50:50

Rates for Friday Afternoon

It’s really interesting pricing rates these days.  I used to be able to use one lenders rates and compare to a pricing engine I use to make sure the ... ).  The conforming rate quote below is based on owner occupied with a mid-low credit score of 720-739, “full doc” ... .  Pricing based on credit score of 620 or better and loan amounts up to $362,790 for [more...]

Date: 2008-10-17 20:03:48

Refinancing Your Mortgage

Refinancing Your Mortgage Posted by Internet Guru at December 7, ... credit record, but you need a credit score of 720 to access the lowest interest rates. You must fully ... will buy up to $600 billion of mortgage debt. BusinessWeek’s personal finance editor Lauren Young spoke [more...]

Date: 2008-12-07 14:19:44

Mortgage Rates on a Friday Afternoon

Changes to rate are noted with a  :)  for a rate improvement or :(  when rates are higher than what I posted last week ... properties).  The conforming rate quote below is based on owner occupied with a minimum credit score ... @ 1 Pt: 7.750% (APR 7.656%) worse 0.25%  :( FHA.  Pricing based on credit score of 620 or better [more...]

Date: 2008-08-08 22:33:56

GMAC limits loans to buyers with 700+ FICO rating

Filed under: Car Buying, GMIf you're in the market for a new car, you'd better get your credit score in order first ... to consumers with a credit score of over 700. That number is up from the 71% average ... . Auto lending units are looking for top tier customers right now, and GM's captive credit arm [more...]

Date: 2008-10-14 12:52:03

FICO Fitness Fundamentals

A FICO score is the number that determines the interest rate you pay on credit cards, car loans and mortgages ... credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. The FICO score is linked to just about every ... in your favor) Don’t apply for any new credit cards Review your credit report periodically to make [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 16:08:53

Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates are slightly improved from last Friday’s rates by about 0 ... %)   0.125% to rate FHA.  Pricing based on credit score of 620 or better and loan amounts ... entice you to buy? Conforming Mortgage Rates (loan amounts up to $417,000 for 1-unit properties [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 18:21:45

Friday’s Rates on Thursday

Huh?  Since tomorrow is Independence Day, the bond markets will be closed…so I thought I would provide you with mortgage rates on today ... with a minimum credit score of 720, “full doc” purchase with a sales price of $500,000 and a loan ... .   We also had the Jobs Report released today which reported a loss of 62,000 jobs [more...]

Date: 2008-07-03 18:00:27

Mortgage Interest Rates Hit New Lows

Mortgage interest rates are sitting at about the lowest they have ever been. The averaged 30-year fixed rate loan is hovering at about 4.97% and the average 15-year loan is sitting at just 4.25% as of the week of September 25 th , 2009. These banner rates will be available to consumers with good credit scores, have significant home equity, and know how to shop around for the best deal. If you meet this criterion, it’s an absolutely great time to refinance your loan. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-30 17:45:59

Former Presidential Candidate's "Extraordinary Opportunity" as TV Host

In a presidential election cycle that often pitted press vs ... before the debate and before he became so famous. So it felt like quite a score. I credit the team ... its best ratings yet, with an average of 2,316,000 Total Viewers, making his the #1 show in cable [more...]

Date: 2008-10-22 20:03:06

Last Mortgage Rate Update of 2008

Mortgage rates are essentially unchanged from what I posted here last week ... properties).  The conforming rate quote below is based on owner occupied with a mid-low credit score ... Fixed @ 1 Pt: 5.250% (APR 5.329%)  FHA.  Pricing based on credit score of 620 or better and loan [more...]

Date: 2008-12-26 19:22:20

Pitfalls of Bad Credit Credit Cards

Having lousy FICO scores, as we all know, affects our ability to pull out loans ... you for what you’ve done, they’ll report you to credit rating ... . As for the lending companies that do accept our request to borrow money, the rates [more...]

Date: 2008-12-27 14:35:46

What To Do To Secure Your Financial Future

If you want to secure your financial future, you must take action ... that there is a government bailout or Wall Street rally right around the corner that will fix everything ... items though. She says that if your credit score is above 720 and your interest rate just shot [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 19:31:34

The Daily Poverty Post.

First of all, isn’t it funny that when conjuring the telephone, we think of the above? ... , this safe site will provide you with one free FICO score and credit report every 12 months — ... out how to call your credit card company to renegotiate your interest rate! Before we begin [more...]

Date: 2008-12-06 17:33:45

Re-visiting the Car

While I dream about owning a Nissan GTR that I saw at the Chicago auto show, in reality I drive an old Nissan Altima about 10 years old ... (through their financing arm GMAC) stopped financing (for sale or lease) customers with a credit score ... as a starting price point, and the average rate of 6.5%, you are paying about $600 / month. However, that “ [more...]

Date: 2008-11-10 14:59:53

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