Applying for Loans, Mortgages and Credit Cards after Bankruptcy

Applying for Loans, Mortgages and Credit Cards after Bankruptcy

There’s no getting around the long road to building credit after bankruptcy. Once you have it on your credit file, it will be harder to get approved for different types of financing. But, you aren’t stuck with a lifetime of declined loan applications because you can always take meaningful steps towards rebuilding your credit. And over time, every step you take towards improving your credit score will bring you one step closer to being able to qualify for credit cards after bankruptcy, loans and even a mortgage. Stop worrying about your post-bankruptcy credit and learn how to rebuild...

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Budgeting for a Baby

Budgeting for a Baby

Between baby gear and diapers, those baby expenses can add up quickly. Are you prepared for the real cost of raising a child? Most Americans underestimate the average costs of having a baby. A 2017 survey found that only 11% of expecting parents have a realistic idea of how much to budget for that first year. How much does it cost to have a kid? According to the USDA’s assessment, from birth through to age 17, you can expect to pay $233,610 to raise one child. The first year can cost as much as $21,248. While these...

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category: Life Events
How Does Credit Affect Your Car Insurance?

How Does Credit Affect Your Car Insurance?

Your credit report influences more than just your borrowing power. Your credit rating also influences the amount you pay for car insurance. If you have...Continue Reading

The Big Three: Different Types of Credit

The Big Three: Different Types of Credit

The concept of credit is relatively simple: A borrower receives money or goods now with a promise to pay a lender back later, typically with...Continue Reading

category: Credit Basics
Bringing the NHL to Sin City [Infographic]

Bringing the NHL to Sin City [Infographic]

Hockey and the desert don’t exactly go together. But the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL’s most recent expansion team have taken a...Continue Reading

category: Stories
Don’t Take the Bait: How to Avoid Being Phished

Don’t Take the Bait: How to Avoid Being Phished

Phishing and spoofing attempts affect millions of users and cost the economy billions of dollars. But you don’t have to fall for these ubiquitous forms of online fraud. Check out these tips on how to avoid becoming just another victim of these scams propagated by cybercriminals and scammers....Continue Reading

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