Credit Report Disputes May Improve Your FICO Score

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Credit Report Disputes May Improve Your FICO Score
Credit Report Disputes May Improve Your FICO Score Rachel Thu, 10/12/2017 – 09:21 Filing credit report disputes may help your score Image Source: Flickr User CafeCredit.com Your credit score is determined by an algorithm calculated on your credit report data. Each credit score calculation (and there are hundreds of them) will vary slightly. There are […]
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New Year, New FAFSA

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New Year, New FAFSA
If your child will be in college between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, it’s time to apply for financial aid.
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Rob Kunisch Named CEO of 1st Mariner Bank

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Rob Kunisch Named CEO of 1st Mariner Bank
We’re proud to announce that Rob Kunisch was recently named Chief Executive Officer of 1st Mariner Bank. Jack Steil, our former CEO, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, with a focus on developing the bank’s commercial lenders and cultivating new business opportunities.  As Chief Executive Officer, Kunisch will work to expand 1st […]
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Charged Up! podcast: Surviving the robot revolution

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Charged Up! podcast: Surviving the robot revolution
Financial futurist Jason Schenker details what industries are safest from robot competition and what skills you need to stay marketable in the new economy
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Insufficient funds: Decline the transaction or pay an overdraft fee?

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Insufficient funds: Decline the transaction or pay an overdraft fee?
When looking to make purchases and payments on a regular basis, it’s important to make sure that you have enough money available. There are times when an individual doesn’t have… The post Insufficient funds: Decline the transaction or pay an overdraft fee? appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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The Benefits of Aging – Most Older Americans Have Higher Credit Scores

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The Benefits of Aging – Most Older Americans Have Higher Credit Scores
Older Americans usually have higher credit scoresImage Source: Pixabay.com When you think about getting older, you might focus on the negatives. You may not be able to jog as far as you once could, and you’ll notice a few smile lines and some gray hairs. However, lots of things also get better with age including […]
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Video: 4 ways students can build credit

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Video: 4 ways students can build credit
For students and graduates, the time is now to build credit so you can buy a car, rent an apartment and build credit history
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Charged Up! podcast: Getting out of debt in style

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Charged Up! podcast: Getting out of debt in style
Getting out of debt can be arduous but there are ways to change your debt status without changing your lifestyle
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Your Credit Score May Go Up July 1 – Here’s Why You May Have More to Celebrate Soon

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Your Credit Score May Go Up July 1 – Here’s Why You May Have More to Celebrate Soon
Some credit items will be purged Saturday Image Source: StockSnap.io On Saturday, July 1, many Americans will get a pre-Independence Day reason to celebrate when their credit score goes up without them changing a thing they’re doing. Both FICO and VantageScore have estimated that up to 20 million consumers will get a boost this weekend […]
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5 Great Apps To Help Improve Your Credit Score

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5 Great Apps To Help Improve Your Credit Score
5 Great Apps To Help Improve Your Credit Score Rachel Thu, 10/05/2017 – 09:21 Apps can help you improve your credit score Image Source: Flickr User Lisa Risager Digital devices are mandatory for life in the 20-teens, but beyond sharing photos of your favorite entrée, cat, kid, or sunset, they offer free and low-cost tools […]
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Who to call in the first hours after fraud strikes

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Who to call in the first hours after fraud strikes
Who to call in the first hours after your card has been skimmed, debit card hacked, ID stolen or phone goes missing
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Solve Your Debt Problems With Consumer Credit Counseling

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Solve Your Debt Problems With Consumer Credit Counseling
Consumer Credit Counseling Services can help protect your credit score by assisting in devising a plan that helps you pay it all back on time and avoid filing for bankruptcy…. The post Solve Your Debt Problems With Consumer Credit Counseling appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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How To Build A Strong Credit Score

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How To Build A Strong Credit Score
Consumers who know the value of their credit score will work hard to maintain a great score from day one. Those who never learned the importance of their credit score… The post How To Build A Strong Credit Score appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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Staying Money Smart in College

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Staying Money Smart in College
College years have been stigmatized as a time for Ramen noodles, maxed out credit cards, scraping for spare coins, empty pockets and even emptier wallets. Well, it is time to break those infamous trends! It will take some hard work and discipline but it will be worth it—take it from a former broke college student. […]
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When Paying Debt Can Hurt Your Credit Score – And Why

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When Paying Debt Can Hurt Your Credit Score – And Why
When paying debt can hurt your credit scoreImage Source: Pixabay.com There are lots of reasons to improve your credit score. If you want to buy a new car or get a home loan or refinance your existing mortgage, you’ll get a preferable interest rate with a higher credit score. If you’re hoping for a new […]
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How to Choose a Non-Profit Debt Management Company

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How to Choose a Non-Profit Debt Management Company
Finding a good debt management solution becomes extremely important when your only alternatives are bankruptcy or continuing to miss payments and ruining your credit. If you’re in this position currently, there is… The post How to Choose a Non-Profit Debt Management Company appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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Credit Score

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Credit Score
You can get your credit score online at a number of free credit report and credit scores sites. Most personal finance experts recommend that you find out your credit rating before you apply for a credit card, mortgage, car loan, or other debt. Many employers also check credit as a condition to employment. Your individual […]
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Tax Tip: Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

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Tax Tip: Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
Identify fraud is one of the biggest concerns many people have when it comes to filing their taxes. And for good reason. "Tax refund fraud is one of the biggest businesses in America today," Kevin McCormally of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine says.
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Rehabilitating credit after foreclosure

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Rehabilitating credit after foreclosure
My husband and I lost our home to foreclosure in October 2007 after my husband lost his job. We really want to become homeowners again, and we're wondering about the benefits of signing up with one of the nonprofit housing agencies that offers a …
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Real Estate Matters: Hating your loan modification? It could be worse

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Real Estate Matters: Hating your loan modification? It could be worse
Unfortunately, I am stuck with one of the worst monster mega banks for my loan modification. When I applied for the modification, they classifying me as “delinquent” while they were processing my application. Finally, they lowered my interest to 5 …
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Tony Romo's First Real Test Will Come Thursday Against the Eagles

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Tony Romo's First Real Test Will Come Thursday Against the Eagles
Throughout his career Tony Romo has been much-maligned. He's been able to throw up some incredible stats over the years and made some incredible comebacks. He has also been known for being the reason the team needed a comeback and/or failing in …
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7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

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7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score
By Paula Pant, WiserAdvisor contributor. Trying to buy or rent a home? Looking for your next car? Thinking of enrolling in graduate school? A poor credit score can hurt your chances of success, whether you're looking for private student loans or …
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Credit Score Fluctuations

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Credit Score Fluctuations
You can also utilize free credit sites, such as www.creditkarma.com or www.creditsesame.com. At these sites you will be able to view your credit report and your credit score, obtain helpful tips, and read recommendations on how to improve your credit …
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Westlake man has one of the highest credit scores in the entire country, 848 …

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Westlake man has one of the highest credit scores in the entire country, 848 …
pavelka.jpg Tom Pavelka of Westlake insists he's not frugal. He just spends money wisely. Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer. WESTLAKE, Ohio — Tom Pavelka has a nice 3,000-square-foot home in Westlake, a good government job, two British sports cars and an …
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Williamson, Brentwood library events: Aug. 12–18

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Williamson, Brentwood library events: Aug. 12–18
Franklin. Protect Yourself from Identity Theft: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Attorney Mary Neil Price will lead an interactive discussion on protecting yourself from identity theft. Her long career as a lawyer has given her an in-depth look at the …
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Community Shredding Event on Saturday to Benefit Boys and Girls Club

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Community Shredding Event on Saturday to Benefit Boys and Girls Club
One of the simplest ways to protect yourself from identity theft is to have sensitive documents shredded before disposal. Today, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Okanagan Paper Shredding will be destroying unneeded confidential documents for free at the …
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