Posts Tagged "building credit"

Newlyweds and Credit: Survey Results

Yikes! According to recent survey results from Experian, the honeymoon may be over for some newlyweds who didn’t do much digging or discussion into their would-be shared financial picture before promenading down the aisle to a familiar march. You might think it’s more commonplace to discuss finances before saying “I do”, but according to those […]

Audio: Experian Etc. with Deacon Hayes

Mounting debt is a scary idea – and a dangerous one if you’re not keeping close tabs on it. If debt is a real ‘four-letter’ word for you, it might be time to face your fears and master your debt with a plan. Listen in to learn how Deacon Hayes did just that. Learn from […]

Audio: Experian Etc. with Brad Lawler

Using the power of mobile to put something so many people find daunting – investing – into your pocket is something special. People often think of investing as something that they have to carve out time for. But that approach can all change when you can take your portfolio options on the go in an […]

Audio: Experian Etc. with Reeta Wolfsohn

What is it that drives our relationship with money? And how much can that dictate our approach to not just spending or saving, but caring whether we manage our money well or not? Author Reeta Wolfsohn has been investigating for years, and what she’s uncovered might just surprise you. Discover the why behind how we […]

Audio: Experian Etc. with Barbara Friedberg

It’s no secret that some people are skittish about investing. But as personal finance expert and university professor Barbara Friedberg explains, leaving investing out of your overall financial picture is literally leaving money on the table – money that can help make the difference in your golden years, especially. Discover why starting out with investing […]

Audio: Experian Etc. with Amanda Abella

Managing your finances isn’t something you’re born knowing about – and setting a budget for yourself is no exception. When your dreams suddenly start to include starting up that home business idea you’ve kept on the back burner, your budget might change dramatically. And that’s okay, too. How can you keep your budget in step […]

How I Destroyed My Credit (And What I Did to Turn Things Around)

Financial blogger Ash Cash shares his own personal story of early credit missteps – and how the hard truth found him. Learn how he saw the light and started making progress toward responsible financial goals. They say that experience is the best teacher. When it comes to credit, that’s been true for me. Today, I’m […]

How Can Cosigning Impact Your FICO® Score?

Financial blogger Thom Fox recalls the first time he needed a cosigner, and offers options to approach a cosign opportunity carefully. When I turned 19, it became apparent that I needed a car. There wasn’t much in the way of employment options within walking distance of where I lived, and forget about any local social […]

Credit or Debit: Which Is Better for You?

Financial blogger Thom Fox explains how credit and debit are used similarly, but differ in specific, important ways. The recent recession, or “economic downturn”, took a toll on families. While parents struggled to keep up with financial obligations, their children took notice. According to a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, as of […]

My Credit Story: Klaudette

Credit isn’t one of those things you’re born knowing about. You have to be shown the ropes somehow. For me, it was my parents who shared their knowledge of how to use credit wisely, and now I’m the link to pass on those good behaviors to my son. Learning about financial responsibility started for me with […]