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The Best Investment You Have: Your Credit

By Steven Shaw on 3/2/2016

  

When it comes to investments, there is no end to the commentary about the best ways to do it. Often there is substantial risk. But that isn’t always the case. In fact, there’s one portfolio that could be the deciding factor on whether you go on that family vacation, buy a new car or retire early — and it requires no capital at all.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Credit By Doing Nothing

By Steven Shaw on 10/9/2015

The Lazy Man's Guide to Money Maangement

If you have a bad credit score, you probably feel like you have to do something to make it better. File a dispute, apply for new credit, or even hire someone to help you repair your credit. Sometimes that’s true. But other times the best thing you can do is … nothing.   

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How Long Does It Really Take to Improve Your Credit?

By Steven Shaw on 9/8/2015

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I was recently looking through last year’s check registers for confirmation of a payment I had made when I noticed my handwriting on several pages looked odd. It took me a moment to realize why: at the time, my right hand was in a cast and I had been writing with my left.

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How to Improve Your Credit Score By Labor Day

By Steven Shaw on 6/17/2015

How to Improve Your Credit Score by Labor Day

It’s summer, and now hardly feels like the time to “work” on anything. But some things — like boosting your credit score — can be worth some extra motivation. And if you’re looking to finance a large purchase after Labor Day, now’s the time to work on your score.

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7 Credit Card Strategies to Help Your Credit

By Steven Shaw on 8/7/2014

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Using a credit card is one of the easiest ways to build your credit score, assuming you use it responsibly. The revolving-credit trade line will help you establish a pattern of payment behavior and credit use, which have the most influence on your credit score, and there are a few simple things you can do with your card to make sure you’re building a strong credit score.

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How I Raised My Credit Score 67 Points in 3 Months

By Steven Shaw on 5/7/2014

How I Raised My Credit Score 67 Points in 3 Months

 

You can’t blame Eddie for feeling like trying to build better credit was a lost cause. In the spring of 2011, he lost his job. When he found another one three months later, he had to take a significant pay cut. He managed to keep paying his mortgage, car payment and utilities on time, but his four credit cards “went into the toilet. That killed my (credit) score,” he wrote in an email. At the end of that horrible year, he found a better-paying job, but by that time, he said, “the damage was done.”

 

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