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Smart, Not Perfect

My husband and I recently applied to refinance our mortgage.  We didn’t end up going through with it, because the estimated closing costs were too…


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Ditch Debt, Boost Credit Scores

In a recent webinar, June Walbert of USAA answered questions and explained strategies for paying off debt and increasing your credit score.  If you missed…


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Test Your Credit Savvy

Thanks to Carrie Davis, who has put together a short, fun quiz at Moolanomy:  10 Questions that Test Your Credit Savvy.  I got 9 right,…


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Is Your Credit Score Good?

I came across a interesting post at Moolanomy Personal Finance:  What is a Good Credit Score.  It is a basic discussion of the value of…


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Credit Reports and Credit Scores

"I really should check my credit report." "I wonder about my credit score." How many times have you had these thoughts?  I always encourage you…


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From USAA: The End of Easy Money

This article was written by Kerry Hannon and furnished by USAA. Shakespeare's famed line from Hamlet, "Neither a borrow nor a lender be," never seemed…


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Personal Finance Camp 09/15/2008

You’ve probably heard the advertisements:  Get Your Free Credit Report!  Find Out Your Credit Score!  I agree, it is important to check your credit reports…