How To Make Extra Income and Boost Your Savings

Could you use some extra income to help boost your savings?  If you’re in the process of repairing your credit, you’re probably looking for ways to pay down your debt more quickly. We understand that cutting back on expenses can start to feel very restrictive after a while.  For this reason, earning some extra income on the side is a very smart financial move and will get you that much closer to your savings goal. Have…

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7 Ways To Stay On Track After You Repair Your Credit

Whether you’re just beginning the process to repair your credit or you’re a few months in, this post is for you.  As you move along the journey of credit repair, you may be wondering, “Will I be able to maintain my good financial standing once I repair my credit?” The answer is yes.  As long as you employ the right tactics,  you will be able to maintain a positive…

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How to Effectively Make Credit Score Changes When You Notice an Error on Your Report

If you are looking for ways to make credit score changes, chances are you have found an error(s) on your credit report.  Checking your credit report regularly will help clue you in on what is and isn’t normal for your personal credit history. If you haven’t been checking your credit report regularly, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with them. Federal law allows you get a free report from the…

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Is Your Car Keeping You From Achieving Your Financial Goals?

Having financial goals is key to leading a financially healthy life.  Anyone who’s owned a car knows that cars empty pockets and can really set your financial journey back a step. Car insurance, gas, car payments, repairs, parking fees and car washing/detailing all add up.  According to AAA,  it costs on average $8,849 per year to own and operate a new vehicle in 2018.  All these expenses plus the…

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How Google Can Help You Find The Best Personal Finance Tips

If you are looking for the best personal finance tips in an effort to improve your financial situation, you are not alone.  According to the Federal Reserve, Americans have accumulated over a trillion dollars in credit card debt. This is up from the approximate $854 billion we saw five years ago.  However, you should know that you have many resources right at your fingertips, especially if you use a smartphone…

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When Is a Credit Score a “Bad” Credit Score?

A bad credit score is something no one wants to suffer from.  According to Lexington Law, about 12% of Americans are suffering from one.  You probably already know that you’re entitled to one free copy of your credit report every 12 months.  But do you know how to interpret it, and do you know what your score means? Having poor credit can affect your ability to qualify for things…

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30 Essential Money Tips for New Graduates

This piece was first published in 2018 on the Credit Marvel blog.  It has been updated to include new statistics, tools, images, and advice for 2019. As a new college graduate, finding the best money tips is key to starting your financial journey on the right track.  According to research done by the National Center For Education Statistics, 1 in 5 American high school students lack the most basic…

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