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Why Your Credit Score Matters

By |2017-05-09T22:13:32-04:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

A good credit score is essential to prosperity. Your credit score not only impacts your ability to get credit, it also impacts the interest rate you pay when you do use credit. Other than lenders, other companies use your credit score. A poor credit score can drive up the cost of your automobile coverage, or cause [...]

Possible Relief for Consumers with Low Credit Scores

By |2017-05-09T22:13:13-04:00August 26th, 2014|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Changes to a widely used credit score may make it more likely for consumers struggling with low scores to obtain loans. Fair Isaac Corporation's newest FICO® credit scoring model will change certain aspects of how it computes the information on an individual's credit report. The changes come in the wake of discussions with lenders and regulators [...]

My Money Checklist

By |2012-03-20T13:41:13-04:00March 20th, 2012|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just like your vehicle your finances need continual maintenance. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a simple checklist out there to help keep you on track with your financial maintenance? Well, now there is!! Below is a simple and easy to use "My Money Checklist" with Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual, Two & Five Year [...]

Clean up Your Finances

By |2011-04-14T05:15:57-04:00April 14th, 2011|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Springtime is as good of a time to clean up your finances, as well as your home and yard.  One piece that often gets overlooked even after extensive financial and investment planning, is your credit report and score.  These are important pieces of your financial picture that can benefit from occasional monitoring. You are entitled to [...]

Overhaul of the Federal Student Loan Program

By |2010-05-12T05:52:58-04:00May 12th, 2010|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

With the nuances of health care reform getting all the attention, you may be surprised to learn that the recently passed health care legislation—the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010—includes several provisions related to college. The most noteworthy of these provisions involve: [...]