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Americans Expected to Rack Up $1 Trillion in Credit Card Debt This Year

Fewer Americans have ‘subprime’ credit scores, but debt levels are climbing

In some cases, all the budgeting and planning in the world won’t be enough to…

By Stacey Tisdale

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(DNC) What Clinton and Trump Can Tell You About Your Credit Score

Survey finds correlation between candidate choice and credit score

A study by WalletHub.com finds rare common ground between tenant Trump supporters. About a quarter…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How Unpaid Parking Tickets Can Hurt your Credit Score

Avoiding an unneccesary stain on your credit history

Few people realize it, but unpaid parking tickets – essentially debts owed to a city…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Get The 411 on Your Credit Score

A breakdown of the 5 factors that determine your credit score

Your FICO score (Fair Issac and Company ), is literally one of the most important…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Average U.S. Household Owes Nearly $8,000 in Credit Card Debt

New survey shows debt levels highest since Great Recession

“We are now perilously close to a tipping point at which balances become unsustainable and…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Feature: Intrafamily Mortgages – Paying Your Family Instead of a Bank

How the Webb family keeps interest and payments all in the family

Intra-family loans work like traditional mortgages. There is a borrower, a third party institution that…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Improve Your Credit Worthiness

How your credit score is affecting you

In some instances credit score can impact a job offer, a factor many can ill-afford…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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5 Vital Factors in Your Credit Score

A look inside the numbers as the Gov’t moves to protect consumers

As lawmakers and credit bureaus reach and agreement to protect consumers, make sure you have…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Want to Boost Your Credit Score? Pay Your Parking Tickets

How unpaid tickets put a big dent in in your credit report

Parking tickets are considered debts to cities or municipalities. That means credit bureaus treat them…

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Black Enterprise Talks Taxes, Entreprenuership and More on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club

Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Courtney Connley talk financial tips for the New Year

Black Enterprise’s Alfred Edmond, Jr. and Courtney Connley talk taxes, entrepreneurship and more on Power…

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Infographic: How to Save Money on Auto Insurance

Tips for keeping cash in your pocket

A few quick questions can save you a bundle

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Have a Bad Credit Score? Here’s 4 Ways to Increase It

What is your current credit score?

After struggling for years with credit issues, you’ve put a plan in place to develop…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Five Factors That Affect Your Credit Score

A guide to boosting your number

How high or low is your credit score?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Survey: 1 in 7 Denied Jobs Because of Credit Issues

Are we witnessing the dawn of new standards in hiring?

More people than previously thought are being denied jobs because of a spotty credit history.

By Darren Sands

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Errors in Your Credit Report Can Cost You

A new study sheds light on a trend that could affect millions of Americans

Beware of how errors, no fault of your own, could be affecting your credit.

By Jennifer Streaks

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4 Ways to Raise a Bad Credit Score

A few simple changes can make a big difference

Here are a few tips for getting an added boost to your credit score.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Why Your Credit Report is More Important Than Ever

Is your credit score hampering your financial progress?

There is no shortage of evidence that the credit report is perhaps as important to…

By Jennifer Streaks

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All is Fair in Love and Credit, Right?

Getting married isn't just about love, you need to be financially prepared as well.

Here are few things to consider before you tie the knot.

By Ashley R. Harris

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4 Apps to Boost Your Score

Michael Nolen was unhappy with his credit report. It was back in 2010 when the…

By Bridget McCrea

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Best Black Friday Deals & the Worst Shopping Traps to Avoid

Holiday shopping season officially starts with Black Friday, here's how to come out on top without breaking the bank

Black Friday is all about the deals and low prices, but that doesn’t mean you…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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