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What’s The Difference Between a Soft and Hard Credit Inquiry?

Everyone should regularly check their credit report. The difference between a soft inquiry and a hard inquiry can significantly impact your score. Here's what you should know about the difference between both.

by Sha'Kreshia Terrell
Buy Now Pay Later Regulation to Be Implemented by CFPB

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were laid off from their jobs causing their expenses to become unaffordable. Many people were unable to purchase some necessities and desired products outright, which caused them to turn to the buy now, pay later (BNPL) program.

by Matin Varshochi
Debit Cards vs. Pre-Paid Cards vs. Credit Cards

Credit cards, debit cards and prepaid debit cards can all be used to make purchases.  The best best choice for you depends on your spending goals and what you want to get out of the card.

by Pam Hill
The Cost of Raising a Child Has Surpassed $300,000

The idea of having children can be sweet when you think about all the special moments like the cuddles, hugs, and kisses. But the reality of having children is that they are a huge responsibility, especially regarding your finances, as a recent estimate says caring for a child costs $300,000.

by Matin Varshochi
What is a Credit Card Dispute and How Do They Work?

If you own a credit card, it’s important to know how it works, and one of the perks of having a credit card is consumer protection. For example, you can dispute the charge with your credit card company if you have a billing error or fraudulent charge.

by Sha'Kreshia Terrell
The Difference Between Assets and Liabilities

Financial statements are often thought of as something that only companies need worry about, but a personal financial statement can help you track your financial health and hone in on trouble spots and opportunities. 

by Pam Hill
Revolving Credit Line vs. Non-Revolving Credit Line

One of the simplest ways to secure financing is through a line of credit.  The application process for lines of credit tends to be quicker and less involved than for other types of financing such as business loans, personal loans or mortgages.

by Pam Hill
This Nonprofit Buys and Then Pays Off Medical Debt

After receiving medical care, a bill must be paid off. Typically, if someone has health insurance, the insurance company will cover all or a portion of the bill. Some may have little to no income, which makes it hard for them to afford insurance, which leads to accumulating debt.

by Matin Varshochi
Pros and Cons of Having An Authorized User

Authorized users, like cosigners, should be carefully considered before adding them to a credit card account. If not, it can be a costly mistake and will likely ruin your credit score.

by Sha'Kreshia Terrell
3 Tips to Build and Improve Your Credit Score

Financial decisions like purchasing a cell phone or applying to rent an apartment or house will require you to have your credit score in good standing. A low credit score can also allow lenders to charge you a higher upfront cost or pay more money because you aren’t considered creditworthy.

by Matin Varshochi
What is a Credit Ghost and How to Avoid Being One?

Credit ghosts are people who have no credit score, but they could improve their financial situation by building credit. Here's what is a credit ghost and what to know if you are one.

by Sha'Kreshia Terrell

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