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I pick up books randomly on occasion.  Some end up being great, others are tolerable, and some are downright awful.  I like to peruse the business, money, and personal development sections of the store for a good read that may enrich both myself and the readers here at Financial Methods. During a recent trip to the bookstore, my options were limited.  Slim pickins’ to say the least.  I leafed through a few books, but nothing really popped at me.  It was either material I had already read, or b
by Clare Sharell Credit card is a means through which you can buy now and make payments later. However with a debit card, the price of product you purchase is automatically deducted immediately from your checking account. You can also send money through debit card. Debit Card allows you to receive money for personal use from the ATM. A traveler can have quick cash access worldwide with a debit card while on tour. If the following precautions are taken with your debit card, then you can avail
by Carl Hartley There are credit repair companies out there that are legitimate. However, some credit repair companies are trying to steal your money or get you in legal trouble. You need to understand the risk of using a credit repair company! Credit repair can be a difficult process. There are so many illegitimate companies out there willing to sell you anything they can in terms of credit repair. However, some of these scams don’t work. Credit repair is completely an individual decisi
I promised to follow-up on the features of the Citi Forward card after getting mine, and am finally getting around to it. Read on to see how you can get a $100 gift card and also 3.45% cash back with this card at restaurants,, and more. Sign-Up Bonus New cardholders get 6,000 bonus ThankYou points after $50 in purchases made within 3 months. In addition, you get another 5,000 points for choosing paperless statements within 3 months. The 11,000 bonus ThankYou point
This is a guest post from Manshu of OneMint . If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed . Have you ever noticed that some retailers don’t accept certain credit cards? For example, while Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted, American Express card are often turned away. The reason for this is simple… When you use your credit card to make a payment, the retailer doesn’t get to keep 100% of the transaction amount. Rather, they pay a “ merchant discount fe
The answer appears to be...yes. A recent examination of consumer debts as a percentage of median income shows that American consumers may still be overspending, despite making recent gains in personal savings and consumer debt reduction. According to Forbes magazine, consumers in 20 key metropolitan areas owe a significant portion of their annual income to credit card issuers, leading a growing number of them to seek out help with credit card debt from credit card debt settlement services, debt
There are many mistakes that people can make that can increase their FHA home refinance rate by a significant amount and reduce their credit score very quickly. Many of these common mistakes are things that people do not imagine will increase their FHA home refinance rate as much as it actually does. People that can manage to avoid these common home loan mistakes may be able to keep their FHA home refinance rate at a manageable level and keep their credit score in the higher range. Stolen Per
Nowadays, with the economic difficulties American consumers are facing and the ongoing credit crunch, graduating students are facing a worrying future, most especially those who are carrying large credit card debts. Currently, graduating students carry an average of $23,000 in debts.That’s a very large debt to be carrying for students and the parents who support them. Fortunately, after July 1, students are going to be able to participate in a few debt consolidation programs that will offer them
Payday Loans vs. Credit Cards - which are worse to take out cash from? They both have their pros and cons (mainly cons) but if you were in a bind and had to pick one, which would it be? This debate popped up during my coffee meet up w/ James from Dinks Finance last night (I told you I'd be blogging about it! haha...). BUT, the crazy thing here was that we found ourselves defending opposite sides! He was slamming credit cards, and I was quick to diss those damn payday loans . It was an e
Credit Report 101 To understand how to ( the best credit card ) you must know what is a ( Credit Bureau Report ) and how they are used. You also need to know what a credit repository is in their role in affecting your credit. First a ( Credit Agency ) is a company that gathers information from member companies about the credit that you have with them. They provide a means for the creditors to report information to them regarding your credit account. The information they then report is called o
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