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Maximizing Your Credit Score for a Home Purchase

Posted on November 03, 2016 by James Florence

If you’re planning to purchase a home in the near future, you’ll need to address your credit score beforehand. A credit score is a three-digit number ranging from 350 to 850 (with 850 being the best) that lenders use to evaluate an individual’s capacity to repay a loan. Consequently, your credit score will play a central role in determining the kind of home loan and interest rate you get approved for—and whether you can get approved at all. That’s why it’s important to be proactive about maximizing your credit score long before you apply for a home loan. Here are some tips on how to do so:

Find out your credit score. Many people assume they have good credit, Read more

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Savvy Consumer Tip: Understanding the “Charge Back” Feature

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Chris Bjorklund

When credit card purchases go wrong, the “charge back” feature can be a helpful ally. Watch this video for more information. Read more

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Savvy Consumer Tip: Preventing Credit Card Fraud

Posted on February 10, 2014 by Chris Bjorklund

Preventing credit card fraud is all about being careful. Watch this video to learn some useful tips. Read more

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