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Dating Someone with Bad Credit? Here’s How to Protect Your Score

By Steven Shaw on 2/10/2017

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How to Throw a Super Bowl Party on a Budget

By Steven Shaw on 2/1/2017

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How to Throw a Super Bowl Party on a Budget

By Steven Shaw on 2/1/2017

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Can I Get Last-Minute Insurance for Hurricane Matthew?

By Steven Shaw on 10/6/2016

Can I Get Last-Minute Insurance for Hurricane Matthew?

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For homeowners in the path of Hurricane Matthew who are uninsured or underinsured, it’s probably too late to get or add coverage. That’s because insurance companies generally stop writing coverage as soon as an area is under a hurricane warning.

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How to Build Credit Without Going Into Debt

By Steven Shaw on 7/7/2016

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Unless you were born in some remote location and lived off the grid your entire life, it’s not news to you that good credit is needed to function in today’s society. Your credit history is what indicates your trustworthiness to lenders, stores, and even employers and landlords. Bad credit or no credit is a major barrier preventing some from attaining good interest rates or securing a new lease agreement, among other things. There’s really no point in me stressing the utter importance of having a good credit score. That’s a given. But for those of you who fear having outstanding loans, balances on credit cards, or debt of any kind, how does one achieve good credit?

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My Free Credit Scores Are All Different. What Gives?

By Steven Shaw on 7/6/2016

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There are lots of places that offer free credit scores nowadays, but not every score is the same. Even when you pull your free credit scores, chances are the scores will be different.

Why is that?

Watch Out for Charity Scams in Wake of the Orlando Shooting

By Steven Shaw on 6/15/2016

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In the wake of the Orlando shooting, many want to help victims and their families by giving donations. Unfortunately, scammers may try to take advantage of their kindness.

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Does Everything on My Credit Report Affect My Credit Scores?

By Steven Shaw on 5/27/2016

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Credit reports, as you’ve no doubt heard, are tremendously important. After all, the information on them dictates your credit scores, which, in turn, dictate whether you’re able to readily score things like a mortgage, auto loan, credit card and even affordable insurance or cellphone plans.

But not every piece of information on that crucial report carries weight.

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