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3 Reasons You Should Have a Secured Card

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Secured cards are often misunderstood. And while they are an awesome tool to use to rebuild credit, there are other advantageous uses for them as well. For example, a secured card allows you to put a shine on your credit and raise your credit score WITHOUT going into debt. People are often credit shy after having lived through a debt ... Read More »

Building Your Financial Future: Advice For 20-Somethings

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photo © 2009 Andrew Magill | more info (via: Wylio)A lot of people always say that sometimes no credit is just as bad as poor credit. And I’d like to attest, this is correct. I, Amanda Miller, am in my 20s. Which means, you guessed it, I am the poorest I will ever be again (knock on wood). When I ... Read More »

Do It Yourself Guide to Credit Reports: 10 Ways to Improve Your Credit

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So your credit’s not so hot. A few late payments, maybe an account or two that went to collections. What’s the big deal? As you’ve probably found out, it may be a very big deal. You’ve probably already been turned down for the best credit cards and maybe you’ve had trouble getting a car loan. Perhaps you’ve even put off ... Read More »

Credit Card or Debit Card: The Great Debate

Credit Card vs. Debit Cards A Side-by-Side Comparison

Having trouble getting approved for a credit card? Do you have bad credit? Maybe a debit card is the answer. Today, more and more banks and financial institutions are rushing to issue their customers debit cards. In fact, many of these companies routinely issue “enhanced” ATM cards that can also be used as debit cards to make purchases. This article ... Read More »

Bank Agrees to Stop Issuing Credit Cards

Here is an article that caught my eye about New Millennium Bank. This is a name I recognize since they used to be a provider of secured credit cards, used to be because they have stopped, cold. Mr. Ross noted that the Bank expects to see a temporary reduction in its income from its credit card program due to certain ... Read More »

How a Secured Credit Card Saved Me After Bankruptcy

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In 1990, after my bankruptcy, I wanted to avoid the use of credit. For me credit was pain because I believed that without credit I would never have found myself bankrupt. Rational or not, that’s how I felt. It wasn’t too long after that I realized that if I was going to be able to do the things I needed ... Read More »

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