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Boost Your Credit Score by Requesting a Credit Limit Increase

If you want to boost your credit score, you need to make on-time payments on all of your debts, carry low balances on your credit cards, and wait for all of that good credit history to slowly raise your score over time. Right?Read more… Continue Reading at

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How to Make Your Finances More Flexible Before the Next Recession 

The U.S. economy has more or less been in expansion mode since the Great Recession of 2009, but expansions don’t last forever. While no one can say with certainty when the next recession will hit, it is certain that it will come eventually. And when it does, you’ll want to be as prepared as possible.Read […]

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Should You Get the Apple and Goldman Sachs Credit Card?

Apple and Goldman Sachs will launch a joint credit card this spring, the Wall Street Journal reports. The card is expected to be paired with new Apple Wallet features that will allow cardholders to “set spending goals, track their rewards and manage their balances.”Read more… Continue Reading at

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Run a Comprehensive Background Check on Yourself

Do you know who’s collecting information on you? If you’ve applied for a job, apartment or insurance, chances are you’ve had a background check run on you. These reports can include information on your income, loan payments, debts, and on and on, and consumer reporting companies can even include a “risk score” for you.Read more… […]

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Be Wary of New ‘Tricks’ for Raising Your Credit Score

Over the past few months, there have been a handful of announcements from credit companies about new “tricks” consumers will soon be able to use to improve their credit score. The changes sound good in theory, but as with all finance-related products, you can bet the companies aren’t introducing them out of the…Read more… Continue […]

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