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Pay Down Your Debts Before You Apply for a Mortgage to Increase Purchasing Power
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With home prices (and interest rates) on the rise, it’s getting more and more difficult to qualify for a mortgage. One simple strategy you can employ to boost your purchasing power is to pay down existing debts. I’ve already warned prospective mortgage applicants to avoid swiping their credit cards before and during the mortgage process, [&hellip

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3 Easy Tips: How To Increase Credit Card Limit
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You’ve been making your monthly payments, staying within your current credit limit, and crossing your fingers that your credit card company decides to increase your limit. Maybe you’re making plans to take that month-long Europe trip you’ve been dreaming about,...

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Senator McCain Unveils Mortgage Refinance Plan
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U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful John McCain delivered a speech today at a small business roundtable in Brooklyn, unveiling his so-called “HOME” plan to tackle the ongoing housing crisis. McCain applauded recent bipartisan efforts aimed at easing the mortgage crisis, but offered up his own solution that seems to be an amalgam of suggestions conjured [&hellip

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Managing Your Tax Return (What You Should be Using it For)
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When people receive their tax returns, they are quick to spend this money on frivolous purchases that may bring them temporary joy. Even though people know there are ways to spend their tax return responsibly, the temptation to splurge on things they don’t need is too strong. Ultimately, you can spend your tax return on […]

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Headed for Debt Disaster? Here’s How to Tell
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This is a Guest Post written by Tisha Tolar. Tisha is a freelance writer providing content for CreditCardAssist.com, where she regularly writes about credit cards, rewards programs and general consumer finance issues. Busy, busy, busy. That is how so many people describe their lives today. There is not always time to truly focus on the […]

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The 5 Best Alternatives to Savings Account | The Simple Dollar
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Despite a string of interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve in 2018, returns on the average savings account continue to be meager at best. In December, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate a quarter-point to 2.5%, which was the fourth increase of 2018 and the ninth since the central bank began normalizing […]
How to Negotiate with Credit Card Companies
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As a credit card holder, you may feel like your credit card company wields a lot of power. And while that’s true, it’s also true that the credit company is just that, a company. You’re still a customer and you’re...

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What Is a Bond Mutual Fund – Risks & Different Types of This Investment
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Bond mutual funds allow you to invest in a diversified bond portfolio with a single purchase. Read on to learn more about this investment.
6 Stock Metrics That All Value Investors Should Pay Attention To
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Value investors use several financial ratios to measure whether they are getting a fair price for a stock. Learn about the key metrics here.
9 Tax Deadlines for May 17 (It’s Not Just the Due Date for Your Tax Return)
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Between due dates for extension requests, IRA or HSA contributions, and other deadlines, there's more to do by May 17 than just filing your federal income tax return.
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