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The New Year is generally a time when people consider and take stock of where they can improve their lives, be it in a small or a large way. Whether it’s a small change like going to the gym more often or a large change such as a new job or bringing a new life into the world, debt management issues need to remain at the forefront of plans. One area that people often look to change is where they live, which can mean a great deal of DIY or …
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I was talking to a friend the other day about the trouble she was having getting approved for a credit card. She didn’t have bad credit, however; she had no credit. Like…none. “I thought I was doing everything correct!” she told me. By this she meant that she always paid her bills on time, she had no debt (and went to school on a full ride) and never charged anything because, well, she was afraid of credit. And unfortunately, she equated no credit with good credit, a fallacy that once upon a time I believed, too.
For a long time – through college and the first couple years thereafter – I had but one credit card. I used said credit card maybe four, five times a year TOPS. I always paid on time, though I always carried a small balance.
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If you ask someone who is no longer in their 20′s what they would have changed about themselves financially while in this age bracket many would have done things differently. I am not referring to wishing they had picked the lottery numbers each week but with regards to saving their money for the future. On the flip side of this however I find the same people who are, for example in their 50s, doing very little more than they did in their 20′s to save for their future. The …
Handling personal finances efficiently is very important since it is the only way how you can understand where your hard earned bucks are going in this tough economy. High rate of unemployment, lack of proper job and poor wage are some of the reasons that compel most of the people to take out the credit cards from their wallet and swipe them to meet their necessities. However, they cannot afford to pay off the outstanding balance on time due to shortage of money. Thus, they fall into credit card debts. …
you must understand that credit involves borrowing money with the agreement to pay it back at a later date – but not everyone is entitled to it. According to a report by the BBC, individual lenders use their own criteria when deciding whether or not to lend you money and often rely heavily on data supplied by credit reference agencies.