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Should You Plan for $50,000 In Student Loans Forgiveness?

Last week, President Biden asked the Department of Education to review his legal authority in using executive action to forgive student loan debt, which has renewed hope for many of the 45 million borrowers that collectively owe $1.7 trillion in student loans. But how should this affect your repayment strategy, and…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Money, Finance, Debt, Economy, Credit, Loans, Lifehacks, Biden, Debt relief, Student Debt, Department Of Education, Student Loan, Ron Klain, Business Finance, Zack Friedman


Where to Get a Loan to Buy a Business

When seeking to buy an existing business, you may need to get a loan to cover all or part of the initial purchase. There are plenty of small business financing options to choose from, including SBA loans, bank loans, seller financing, and online options like Fundera and Lendio. To learn more about buying an existing business, download your free copy of BizBuySell Guide to Buying a Small Business. You can also download the free ebook BizBuySell Guide to Selling Your Small Business for small busi...
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Save Money by Knowing Your Credit Card's 'Closing Date'

Even if you dutifully pay off your credit card balance each month, there’s an oft-overlooked way to optimize your credit score—by making debt payments before your balance is reported to the credit bureaus. Many people assume this is the payment due date, but it’s actually the closing date, and not knowing the…Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Finance, Debt, Economy, Credit, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Experian, Equifax, TransUnion, Business Finance, Credit Card Interest, Credit History, Payment Systems


Why You Should Pay on Your Credit Card Balance Weekly

Paying your credit cards on time to avoid late fees and interest is a no-brainer. But you can also boost your credit score and reduce interest charges by paying your credit card bill even earlier, perhaps weekly, as its your daily balance that affects how they’re calculated. Here’s what to consider when deciding…Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Finance, Debt, Economy, Credit, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Human Interest, VantageScore, Credit Card Interest, Credit Score In The United States, Revolving Account


Is Dave Ramsey’s Advice Right for You?

Dave Ramsey is a sensation in the world of personal finance. He may even be the most popular financial guru of our time. He has had several TV shows, he’s a best-selling author, he’s created classes that are now taught all across the country, and he has his own radio show too. When a man has these kinds of credentials, we must all see if his advice is right for us. I first heard of Dave Ramsey from my parents. They were about to enroll in his series of in-person classes called ‘Financial Peace ...
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What Are the Only Credit Cards Accepted in Costco?

Costco shoppers enjoy bulk products at great prices. But once they get to the checkout lane, they have to be conscious of what method of payment they pull out of their wallet or purse. While some methods of payment are universally accepted, Costco customers need to be aware there are only certain credit cards accepted at Costco. Cash Despite some people’s desire to move to using only digital currency only, cash is still accepted virtually everywhere. Debit Cards Regardless of what network i...
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How to Build Your Credit Without a Credit Card

It’s totally fine to prefer “buy now, pay later” payments over credit cards or to simply avoid the debt trap of plastic altogether. The only problem is that without credit cards, it’s harder to build up your credit score, which means you’ll have a tougher time qualifying for a loan. Fortunately, there are ways to…Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Finance, Debt, Economy, Credit, Loans, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Credit Score, Experian, Equifax, TransUnion, Credit Bureau, Business Finance, Line of Credit


Strengthening credit quality and Biden's massive infrastructure plan is setting industrial stocks up for further big gains

iBuilt's modular construction factory. iBuilt The outlook for credit for industrial companies reached its best level in 15 months in March. Industrial stocks have been gaining on economic growth prospects and an infrastructure bill in the pipeline. The S&P Industrials sector has gained about 8% this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. The strongest credit outlook for US industrial companies in more than a year and work in Washington on an infrastructure bill shoul...
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Credit Unions Help Small Businesses Having Trouble Getting PPP Loans

More small businesses are looking to credit unions to help them get loans through the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP) second round.  Advocates say they’re offering faster access than bigger banks can provide. Small Business Trends contacted Dr. David L Tuyo II, DBA, MBA, President and CEO of University Credit Union to find out more about this trend. “Credit unions offer traditional banking products and personalized financial services through a community-oriented approach,” he writes. “They ...
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Bankruptcies spurred by the COVID-19 crisis could erase $1 trillion from global corporate debt markets

People wearing protective masks walk by a going out of business sign displayed outside Century 21 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images The Bank for International Settlements in an analysis estimates $1 trillion of credit losses stemming from corporate bankruptcies worldwide.  The recreation sector and customer-services industries are being hit the hardest by insolvencies. The UK faces the biggest credit losses on a country basis, according to the institution's report.  Visit the Busin...
Tags: UK, France, China, US, Trends, Markets, United Kingdom, Italy, Bank, Credit, Bonds, Bankruptcies, Carla Mozee, Global Market Intelligence, Corporate Debt, Bankrutcy


LA-based SoLo Funds raises $10 million to offer an alternative to predatory payday lenders

SoLo Funds wants to replace payday lenders with a community-based, market-driven model for individual lending and now has $10 million to expand its business in the U.S. Payday lenders offer high interest, short-term loans to borrowers who are at their most vulnerable and the terms of their loans often trap borrowers in a cycle of debt from which there’s no escape. Around 80% of Americans don’t have adequate savings to cover unforeseen expenses, and it’s that statistic that has made payday lendin...
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Embedded finance startup Banxware raises €4M seed

Embedded finance — the idea of offering financial products where customers are already congregating via white label solutions and APIs – isn’t an entirely new concept. In fact, in one form or another, such as point of sale credit, the concept has existed for years and long before Silicon Valley venture capital firm and media company (ha!) Andreessen Horowitz made it a thing. However, fuelled by cloud technology and a plethora of new fintech and Banking-as-a-Service startups, there is no doubt th...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Media, Berlin, Tech, Banking, E-commerce, Service, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Credit, Andreessen Horowitz, Loans, Financial Services


Do You Model Good Financial Behaviors For Your Kids?

“It’s amazing that parents get angry with their teens and adult children for not using a credit card wisely, but those same parents have invested nothing into helping their child understand anything about personal finance,” says Eva Baker, the founder of the blog TeensGotCents. Baker is well-versed in the importance of teaching kids about money since she is a teen herself. Her own mother has encouraged her efforts to learn about money, and blog about what she’s learned in order to help more tee...
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Why Your Credit Karma Score Seems Too High

People on Twitter have been commiserating recently about how much higher their free Credit Karma credit scores are compared to the ones lenders actually use, as many have learned that their “excellent” credit is merely good, or worse.Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Finance, Economy, Credit, Lifehacks, Credit Score, Credit Karma, Fico, Credit Bureau, VantageScore, Credit History, Credit Score In The United States, Annualcreditreportcom, Credit Karma Score Seems Too High


Call a Reconsideration Line for a Second Chance at a Credit Card

Getting rejected for a credit card can feel like a low blow, especially if you’ve fallen on hard times. But you still have a lesser-known, last-ditch option available—the reconsideration line, which allows borrowers to appeal their rejection directly with their lender. Here’s how to use it.Read more...
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Apex Bank Officer Grade Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Apex Bank Officer Grade Vacancy Recruitment 2021 M.P. Rajya Sahakari Bank Maryadit (Apex bank - MPRSB) (M.P. State Cooperative Bank Limited) having headquartered at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) invites Online application in the prescribed format from Indian citizens for recruitment and appointment to the following 29 Posts of Officers Grade (Specialists) for the year 2021 in Apex Bank. ( = || []).push({}); Apex Bank Specialist Officer Grade Recruitment 2021......
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How One Late Student Loan Payment Affects You

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you made one late student loan payment? Not being late every month, or every few months, but just once? Perhaps you envision being scolded by some Sallie Mae rep, incurring devastating fees, or taking an immediate hit on your already fragile credit score. And while these…Read more...
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Consequences of Ignoring Credit Card Debt

The consequences of ignoring credit card debt can be life changing. It’s easy to rack up a large amount of credit card debt and one might wonder what would happen if they just stopped making payments. Unfortunately, the result may be financially crippling and affect you for years to come. Credit Score Your account holders will report missed payments to the credit bureaus. Your credit score will be negatively impacted. The more delinquent your account becomes, the more your score will drop. Th...
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Money Expert Calls For Regulation In Buy Now Pay Later Market

The UK’s leading money expert, Martin Lewis, has called for more regulation in the sector of ‘buy now, pay later.’ Buy Now Pay Later products help consumers spread out the cost of their purchases, sometimes over the course of a few weeks, and sometimes even months. These products are the fastest-growing form of credit in the country, predictions claiming it could also soon become the dominant form of credit used. Lewis commented: “My issue is just like with payday loans, [when regulators com...
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2 more Tesla solar customers say the projects hurt their credit scores with unauthorized loans

Tesla Two additional customers have come forward to say Tesla and Equifax reported loans they never applied for.  Both customers signed "power purchase agreements," common deals for solar installations. But years later, massive loans appeared on their credit reports, according to the lawsuits, hurting their scores and affecting their ability to refinance their mortgages.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Two more customers of Tesla's home solar-energy system have filed ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Trends, Tesla, Lawsuits, Credit, Solar Panels, Lee, Equifax, Solar City, Tech Insider, Graham Rapier, Yi Lee, Rowland Heights California, Lito Hugo


2020 Year End Tax Moves You Can Start Making Now

$aving to Invest With year-end around the corner most people are far more focused on holiday shopping rather than on reducing their tax liability. But the fact is that unless you make tax saving... Read the rest of the post...
Tags: Saving, Marketing, Tax, Credit, Cutting, Taxes and Retirement, Deduction


How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled or there is a schedule change, so flyers should be strategic when they cancel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


How to Choose a Secured Credit Card

It can be nearly impossible to get credit if you don’t have already have a credit score, or if your score is too low. So what are you supposed to do if you want to show potential creditors that you can use credit responsibly? A secured credit card might be the answer.Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Credit, Lifehacks, Credit Score, Credit History, Credit Utilization, Debtconsolidation


How to change or cancel flights as the pandemic and travel restrictions cripple the airline industry's nascent recovery

Airline passengers reconsidering their holiday plans can take advantage of new policies offered by most major airlines. MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/Getty A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United


Why Even High-Income Earners Are Not That Far From The Edge of Poverty

$aving to Invest Despite earning more than $100,000 in household income many people still feel that they are living month-to-month and that a loss of employment or sudden medical emergency could... Read the rest of the post...
Tags: Saving, Marketing, Wealth, Income, Credit, Personal Finance and Money


How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

Is there such a thing as having too many credit cards? With so many cards offering enticing rewards and sign-up bonuses, you may be tempted to apply for one or two or more. But how many is overdoing it?There isn’t a magic number of credit cards everyone should have. Having more credit overall can boost your credit…Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Money, Credit, Credit Scores, Lifehacks, Debt Repayment, Debt Traps, Credit Utilization


How Your Credit Score Is Determined

When most people talk credit scores, they’re talking about your General FICO score—the one lenders are most likely to use. FICO is tight-lipped about the formulas they use to calculate our scores, but we know the general categories they track and how important they are to that calculation. Here are those categories,…Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Debt, Credit, Credit Scores, Lifehacks, Everything You Need To Know About Credit


Venmo launches its first credit card, offering up to 3% cash back, personalized rewards

Last October, Venmo announced it would launch its first credit card sometime in 2020. Today, the PayPal-owned company is making good on those promises with the debut of the Venmo Credit Card, initially rolling out to select customers. The Visa card offers 3% cash back on eligible purchases, personalized rewards, and tools to track and manage finances. However, what makes the card potentially appealing to Venmo’s younger user base is how the card is directly integrated into the Venmo mobile ap...
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How to Build Your Credit from Scratch

If you’ve never had a credit card in your life and haven’t asked for a loan, you probably don’t have credit. And if you ever plan to get approval for online loans in Missouri or anywhere else in the country, you need to have a good credit score. So, how do you establish it when you have no loans, and how do you get a loan when you have no credit? It sounds like an impossible game of Catch 22, but everyone has to start somewhere. The truth is, there are several ways to build your credit from s...
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Could Your Gym Membership Ruin Your Credit?

Your gym membership would probably never cross your mind as a bill that could negatively affect your credit report, but maybe you should add this monthly obligation to the list of things to stay on top of if you are thinking about getting a loan soon. While your monthly gym membership payments aren’t going to show up on a report with the three major credit bureaus, your failure to cancel your membership could, in fact, ruin your credit. This could go for other monthly services that you sign up ...
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