Christian Credit Counseling: The Faith Difference

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Finances with Faith If you’re trying to regain control of your finances, you may be interested in the faith difference that Christian credit counseling offers. Our clients share our belief that financial growth is impossible without spiritual growth. Faith-based programs play an important role in our society and enjoy strong popular support. According to a Pew Research study, diverse service … Read More

Debt Consolidation Loans – The Dangers to Consider

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Dangers of Debt Consolidation Loans If you’re having difficulty meeting your minimum monthly payments on student loans, credit cards, medical bills or other loans, you can apply to financial institutions for a debt consolidation loan to lower monthly payments and interest rate. The bank pays off all your debt and then you have one monthly payment to the bank for the loan consolidation … Read More

Debt Consolidation – Knowing The Facts

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Bearing the Burden of Debt The burden of debt can weigh heavily on many individuals. While some people misuse credit to get themselves in this type of trouble, others were forced to turn to credit cards and loans to survive. For these individuals, debt consolidation may be the right solution. Determining when to use this process will help you make … Read More

Credit Cards: Considering Credit History

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Considering Your Credit  Do you have credit card accounts that you don’t use? Are you thinking about closing these unused accounts to clean off the slate? Read this article to learn more about the effects of closed accounts on your credit history. A Fair Isaac representative reported that closing accounts does not directly hurt one’s credit score, regardless of whether … Read More

Debt Collectors: Know Your Rights Against Wrong Practices

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Doomsday Debt Collectors  Debt collectors may be within their right to pursue repayment, but you should know how to protect yourself against doomsday debt collectors and their extreme tactics. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act First, you should be aware that there are laws in place that govern the practice of debt collection. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was written for … Read More

High Car Payments Can Drive You Over the Edge

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High Car Payments It is an all too common story. Many people struggling with debt can trace the beginning of their debt problems to a new car purchase – a big monthly payment, financed for too long. Some households even have two vehicles with large payments in the $400 to $500 range. With the budget maxed out, you can see … Read More

Debt Settlement – Full of Empty Promises

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Empty Debt Settlement Promises “Cut your debt in half fast!” “Put a stop to the harassing creditor calls!” To desperate ears, these catch phrases sound very enticing. Debt settlement agencies make all kinds of promises, but can’t necessarily deliver. They allude to having all the answers to your financial problems and want you to trust them to free you from … Read More

Mortgage Loan Types – Home Buying

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Home Buyers and First Loans Buying your first home? You may be thinking the hardest decision you have to make is picking a house.  However, the hardest decision you will be making in this process is what mortgage loan to sign for.  The main types of loans are: fixed rate, adjustable rate, interest only and reverse. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) … Read More

Credit Reports – The Knowledge You need to Know

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Improving Your Credit Score The best way to improve your credit score is to improve your knowledge on credit reports.  There are three major credit bureaus that put together your credit report: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian.  Although the information they gather is yours, you do not own it, these agencies own your information.  They have collected the information and they … Read More

Credit Card Debt and Five Habits You Need to Break

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Breaking Credit Card Debt Being in debt is no fun, but having fun costs money and that is what got you in debt in the first place. Credit card debt can creep up on you if you aren’t keeping track of your spending habits. Here are 5 things that are keeping you in debt that you might not even be … Read More