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Get The Best Home Mortgage Loans

by John Bear Planning to refinance your current mortgage? There are actually several options that are available for you ... . Now, it is entirely up to the lender to give loan approval that is based on the credit scores. In simple terms, to have a no doc loan, your credit score should be very high. Now, if you think low document home [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 21:01:19

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Fundamentals to Repairing Credit

Fundamentals to Repairing Credit by Rob Kosberg If you have learned that you are referred to in the financial world as a “credit risk” you will ... on your “credit report” and “credit score.” Therefore, you need to know what those ... bureaus: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. One can get a free credit report from each every year [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 00:28:48

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

What to do if you’ve been turned down for a loan

Turned Down For a Loan?  Improve Your Loan-Ability! This article was written by Becky House, Education Manager for American Financial Solutions. For more information about credit scores, budgeting or managing your debt, visit MyFinancialGoals.org or contact Becky at 1.800.894.3946. Two years ago, someone with a 600 (poor) credit score could qualify for a mortgage or car loan. Now, reputable lenders will not even consider lending to someone with a score below 700. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 14:37:00

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

What to do if you’ve been turned down for a loan

Turned Down For a Loan? Improve Your Loan-Ability! This article was written by Becky House, Education Manager for American Financial Solutions. For more information about credit scores, budgeting or managing your debt, visit MyFinancialGoals.org or contact Becky at 1.800.894.3946. Two years ago, someone with a 600 (poor) credit score could qualify for a mortgage or car loan. Now, reputable lenders will not even consider lending to someone with a score below 700. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 14:37:00

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

Weekend CurbedWire: Market Crisis Round-Up

These are bizarre times, people. The latest national and local headlines, and how the news could affect/is affecting Los Angeles ... ." 4.) What You Can Control: Your Credit Score, NY Times: “If you can’t come up with a big down payment ... , even if their credit scores are below average. If only such programs were available for lower [more...]

Date: 2008-10-11 19:55:23

How Do Credit Counselors Help You?

by William Blake It is not unusual for a person to be shouldering much more debt then he actually can handle ... on how to stay there. One important aspect of that is being well informed about your credit report and your credit scores. They instruct you on how to keep up with your credit report and review [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 10:32:19

Are You On The Credit Bureau's Blacklist?

By John Rasor your credit scores are not based on personal information like race, sex, or national origin ... report make up your credit score. Pretend for a moment that you are an underwriter working through ... , and deserve this loan, right? Could you be on the credit bureaus blacklist? Since [more...]

Date: 2008-12-22 16:07:07

Loose Change: 1/15/09

houdini_CV_20090115092637.jpg Getty Images Personal Finance: -How to shop for legitimate, nonprofit credit counseling. SecretsForMoney ... -Members of the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union will be trailblazers in the free credit-score front. It’s an expansion of the “Scores on Statements” program. WSJ -Along with college [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:30:54

Basic tips for improving your credit score

1094832_credit_crunch.jpg Around the holidays, many folks turn to credit for at least some of their holiday shopping ... use Equifax, but have pals who do like MyFICO. You can also get one free credit report a year from Annual Credit Report, but it won’t be so in depth as a paid site. Do you have any handy credit score [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 20:36:47

I’m Hit By The Credit Contraction

A year ago, I was still getting awesome credit card offers promising a year without interest payments and other incentives. My credit score is over 600. Neither my score nor my financial situation has changed much ... credit cards with a cumulative limit of about $100,000. I went $20,000 into credit card debt in 1995 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-01 00:15:56

Debt Settlement Companies: Friend or Foe?

These days, lots of people are swimming in debt with nowhere to turn, no access to credit, and no liquidity, with their credit scores shot… and they’re wondering what to do next. Someone I know who is in this predicament just recently asked me for some input. I told them that there are various paths to the same end: to get rid of your debt or to reduce it to some extent. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-09 06:49:11

International Graduate Student Admisison Decreased by 3%

I was browsing to find some interesting article to our blog readers and I stumbled upon this interesting survey by Council Of Graduate Schools about ... Enrollment in U.S. Universities. You can read the full report from here. Image Credit : Tony Shi ... Scores for PhD in 28 Fields GRE and TOEFL Score Forwarding Applying for student Credit Card [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 01:41:15

GMAC to require 700+ credit score for auto loans

GMAC to require 700+ credit score for auto loans Read More Discuss (19)E-Mail Just a few years ago when credit was easy to come by and the housing market was over inflated, it wasn’t rare to see an average earner rolling around in a luxury car that should [more...]

Date: 2008-10-13 22:39:53

Is It Better To Have A Mastercard?

by Will Smith In these current times despite a poor credit history it is still feasible for someone to get a credit card from the mass that ... unfortunate people with a poor credit score can see straight away which credit card companies will issue ... currently flood the market. The primary two credit card suppliers normally best to approach first [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 18:28:18

soon, but not now.

Although I have no plan of getting another credit card after all the things that I’ve been through, I am still hoping that one day, ... for most. In my case anyways, I am still making my way to improve credit score since, I have lost most ... my payables completely, still, everything has this effects or has affects my credit score. Sad [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:28:10

Five Signs that You're Living Beyond Your Means

As most of you know, I love to tell people that spending less than they earn is the key to financial success ... No. 1 - Your Credit Score is Below 600 Not an issue for me, but having a good credit score is certainly a key part ... , though many FMF readers save much more. Good for you. Sign No. 3 - Your Credit Card Balances [more...]

Date: 2008-07-24 15:16:09

Credit Karma, Career Advice and A Huge Island of Trash @ The Roundup

What Happened This Week? The Alpha Consumer blog announced a challenge asking bloggers to describe their best ideas for a cheap but effective (!) ... to my post on free credit scores by telling us all about Credit Karma! Money Smart Life: Henry confesses to being a credit card expert with a secret. Gen X Finance reminds us that market conditions [more...]

Date: 2008-07-21 00:49:15

Tribute MasterCard Review

by Daniel Moskel The Tribute MasterCard is often used to help rebuild a low credit score. It is an unsecured bad credit card ... to how much credit you have that is not being used. There will be an annual fee; however every sub ... your application. To get the most benefit on your credit report from your card you should try [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 08:00:12

An Example of What the Credit Bureaus Try to Sell You

experian1 I mentioned yesterday that you can set up a quasi-credit monitoring service for yourself ( ... annual report without a credit score attached to it. This is the link you want. The second image ... ) and the offer is to give you your Experian Credit Score for “only” $5.95″!”. As I said yesterday [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 13:00:15

Bad Credit Doesn’t Have To Mean No Loan Help

Everyone faces unavoidable financial problems at some time and find that they are in an impossible situation and unable to meet their obligations ... rate for a home mortgage loan will depend upon your credit rating. If the credit score is 600 ... , but that is not necessarily true. There are two types of bad credit personal loans, secured and unsecured. [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 09:36:37

Credit Repair Myths Exposed

If you’ve done any searching on the Internet for information pertaining to “Credit Repair, ... across and examine them in detail. MYTH #1 “Credit repair doesn’t work!” While it’s true that credit ... your bad credit score, there’s never any guarantee you can restore it to “perfect” status [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 02:19:49

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

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

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

More CRA Idiocy

Howard Husock has an exercise in cognitive dissonance in today’s NYT Op-Ed pages titled Housing Goals We Can’t Afford, and it begins: ... in all communities. Credit Score, Loan-to-value, percentage ... certain neighborhoods. If you lived within the redlined areas, regardless of your income, credit score [more...]

Date: 2008-12-11 16:05:13

Finally got my credit score: 698

I held off getting my free annual credit report until after November 30, ... site refused to give me my report or credit score, vaguely suggested that there "might" be some sort ... out how to unlock my account at Equifax so that I could then access both my free credit report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 16:46:00

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

New Year, Better Credit Score: Post 3

stockxpertcom_id12723501_size0-743295.jpg So FICO has branded you with a not-so-desirable credit score and you have made the resolution to bring ... month.  Remember also, not all debt is bad.  Items like mortgages and car loans on your credit report ... and see if they will take the late payment off so it doesn’t show up on your credit report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 15:55:57

Credit Karma Uses Ad Model to Provide Free Credit Information

According to the 2007 Online Banking Report, approximately one in three US adult consumers monitors or checks their credit score in some form or ... the score is usually only free if you enroll in a credit monitoring service. In this margin-rich industry ... . FreeCreditReport.com and TrueCredit.com, the consumer direct sites of Experian and TransUnion [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 19:39:56

GM Loosens Credit Restrictions

In a rare instance of seeing an immediate impact on consumers from federal bailouts, GM’s financing arm, GMAC, will lower its credit requirements from a credit score of 700 to one of 621 to secure car loans ... of providing credit to buyers, including an agreement with Midwestern credit unions. The new requirements [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 16:13:12

Saving your credit and credit scores

I have blogged about my experiences with American Express and their systematic reductions in my credit lines ... , but in my case Amex decided to start chasing the balance.  I pay them $500, then they reduce my credit limit ... as “closed as consumer’s request”)  which would have locked in the higher credit limit on the credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 23:51:28

Credit Card Companies Are Closing Unused Accounts

Several GRS readers have written lately with the same credit card problem — but not the one you’d expect ... . And for my past loyalty they’re willing to potentially make me take a major hit on my credit score ... , is there anything you can think of that might help me to minimize the hit on my credit score? Other readers [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 19:00:00

second residential mortgage

If you are still confused about what a second residential mortgage loan is and how you can use it to your advantage, you are literally losing money ... mortgage, check your personal credit report to ensure that your credit score has improved. Lenders ... loans.The other type is a “home equity line of credit” or HELOC. The main difference between the two [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 10:43:37

How to find the cheapest car insurance

Car insurance is a must for all of us that own a luxury vehicle and not only ... on various factors, ranging from age or credit score to  driving record. Add to the this equation the high ... , having a good credit score and no negative payment history, will tremendously help you get the cheapest [more...]

Date: 2008-12-04 08:30:29

A Rare Bank Without Defaults

No Credit… No License… No History? No Problem? Even before our current mortgage meltdown, ... of loans - all to customers who have no credit history, zero credit scores, no drivers license and nothing ... default on a loan. And that’s thousands of customers over a 20-year period. How can this possibly [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 20:22:33

Some Questions about GMAC

I’m a little late to the GMAC bailout story, but after reading all the newspapers and blogs I usually read, ... that GMAC will start lending to anyone with a credit score above 620, down from their previous minimum of 700. (The median credit score in the U.S. is 723.) 1. What is the relationship between GM [more...]

Date: 2009-01-01 04:40:56

Free Credit Report

With all the previous talks about financial freedom, even taking steps towards being free of debts, ... free credit report. This will enable you to get hold of what your running credit score is and allow ... and get started. It is always best to choose a free credit score than to have to pay [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 04:32:07

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

car loans

car loans Filed under: Autos, Finance, Loans Finding A Car Loans Online If you are interested in getting a car these days you have probably ... problem is where to begin. Firstly you should have some idea of your credit score. There are many ... . I personally use creditexpert.com It allowed me for a small mothly fee to view my credit score [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 17:21:05

check your credit report

Credit record is an asset here in the U.S. I would say that we must really take care of it ... . And it will help you remove credit report errors. ... and improve credit score. I just recently checked my credit report online. I was glad [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 20:31:06

Improve Your Credit Score - Determine Your Creditworthiness

Sure, the economy may be flailing, but learning to preserve and maintain your creditworthiness and improve your credit score is still extremely important. If you’ve spent any time watching or reading the news, you’re aware that bad mortgages obtained with faulty credit lending practices and other flawed methods have sent the economy into a ... [more...]

Date: 2008-11-22 19:00:48

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

Identity Thieves often Pitch Great Deals to lure their Victims in Quickly.

by: William Roberts Identity theft can impact you as an insurance consumer because insurers often use an individual’s credit score to determine ... of your credit report to determine if any accounts were opened without your consent and request the agency remove inquiries and/or fraudulent accounts stemming from theft. Request a free credit report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 01:35:17

A Review of “People Are Idiots” by Larry Winget (and GIVEAWAY)

People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!: The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself and How You Can Overcome Them* I love the title and cover of ... their late payment to the credit bureaus and their credit score goes down?” In the second chapter ... …and my ultimate favorite: People sign contracts with credit companies, agreeing to pay [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 19:18:31

Credit information

  The Trump Blog, I thought the information in Trump’s blog would be worthy to share with you ... It is said that inquiries can cost you 3-5 points each time your report is pulled.  If your credit score i ... much of a risk you really are is by using a mysterious number we all know as a credit score [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 14:20:37

Payday Loans - Money till Payday

There are an inordinate amount of issues within the world’s economic markets at present ... to lend money is often based upon a credit score. However, with a payday loan this in no longer necessary as they do not require a credit score to successfully apply for a loan.Search online [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 01:50:26

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

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