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Credit Rating
Two credit cards are better than one The other day a reader wrote in and asked “is it bad for my credit rating to have an inactive credit card?  I prefer to only use one and use the back up card only if I misplace the one I regularly use”. I replied “Good question. It’s...
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Consumers spend too much on housing In our zeal to qualify for a mortgage, we strive to meet the debt service ratios used by all major mortgage lenders. The rule of thumb the lenders use is your mortgage payments, property taxes and heating bills should be less than 32% of your gross monthly household income....
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What is my credit history You should care very much about your credit history. I cannot overstate the importance of building and maintaining a strong credit history. Life will go so much smoother if your credit history is free of blemishes. A great credit score makes all the difference. Here is an article I wrote about the...
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