What To Do If You Are A Victim Of Financial Fraud

Financial fraud is where someone steals your information and pretends to be you. They have access to your credit card, which usually means they go on a spending spree. It can leave you with nothing in your bank account, and a fair bit of debt as well. This is a criminal offense, and you have

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How to Use a Personal Loan Responsibly

Borrowing to pay for college, a down payment on a home, or even a car is a financial given for Americans striving to reach their long-term goals. These loans are as common as Sunday brunches and binge watching Netflix. And with the rising popularity of personal loans, it’s clear that they, too, are becoming a

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6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

It’s official, spring is here!!! Despite this damn snow, I am going to will the spring into existence! 🙂 I love what the spring represents. It represents growth, lightness, and newness. That’s why I understand the concept of “spring cleaning.” out with the old and in the new.  For the last couple of weeks, I

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Why You Need A Balance Transfer Credit Card

Many people think they are building their credit scores by using their credit cards and carrying a balance. There is nothing wrong with having a credit card, but you must know how to use it properly. Many times, I see consumers will really high credit card balances and they feel like they are stuck in

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5 Things You Need to Know About Getting a Mortgage

Whenever I heard people talk about mortgages, it always sounded like they were speaking a foreign language. So many words I didn’t fully understand: escrow, closing costs, fixed-rate, variable rate, title insurance. I never bothered to learn the vocabulary. I thought someday, down the line, when I’m ready to buy a house or an apartment,

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Is Credit Karma Really Accurate?

Written By: Calvin O’Neal Russell Jr With so many credit scores and reports out there to choose from, its difficult to know which one is the most accurate. But in reality, all credit scores are accurate, which includes Credit Karma. Many of client’s use Credit Karma. The number question I hear “Is Credit Karma Really

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2 Ways To Build Credit Without A Credit Card

Most consumers know that the easiest way to build your credit is by getting a credit card. Credit cards are the easiest way simply because they do not require much to get approved. For the most part, even a consumer that doesn’t have the best credit can get approved for credit card with a reputable

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Free Ways To Check Your Credit Score

With so many credit score platforms and algorithms out there, many consumers are not sure which is the best route to go. Some companies charge a fee to see your credit score and report and few companies offer a free service. So the question is, can I really see my credit score for free? The

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How To Bounce Back From A Repossession

Many of my clients have dealt with a previous repossession and some of them are not sure how to bounce back from that. There are a few steps to follow and of course, you must have patience as many banks are not willing to give a second chance. I will quickly break down step by

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The Facts About Getting Your Credit Pulled

When you think of getting your credit pulled, you think your score is going to drop a lot of points right? Well, you are incorrect. There are rules in place from the FICO algorithm that keep your scores from taking huge dives. There are also rules in place in which your score will decrease, but

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