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Busting the Myths About Credit Repair

When it comes to getting out of debt and achieving financial freedom, there are a lot of myths surrounding the many ways to accomplish that. Credit repair is one those methods that many people misunderstand. Keep reading to separate the facts from the myths about credit repair.     Myth: Credit repair works to improve credit instantly Fact: T...


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What You Need to Know About Private Student Loans

When most people hear “student loans,” they’re thinking of federal student loans that are issued by the Department of Education and managed by a variety of loan servicers. But in addition to these widely known federal student loans, there are also private student loans. These are loans issued by banks or other financial institutions directly ...


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Is DIY Credit Repair a Good Idea?

There is no shortage of products and services devoted to helping consumers improve their credit. Among them is credit repair, a for-profit service that promises consumers an opportunity to dramatically improve their credit as a way to attain additional lending, such as a home mortgage, personal loan, or vehicle loan. What credit repair companies do...


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Do You Believe These Myths About Bankruptcy?

During financially uncertain times, it’s understandable that consumers become curious about declaring bankruptcy. For certain consumers with high levels of unsecured debt, bankruptcy can ease the constant worry of how they’re going to pay bills and can be the beginning of gradually rebuilding a solid financial foundation. But one of the persist...


Creditors Offer Assistance for COVID-19 Circumstances

Virtually all Americans and people around the world are being affected by the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19). For many, it means incomes have been drastically reduced or even eliminated with no warning. Federal relief is on the way, but it will take some time for everyone to receive funds. Fortunately, many creditors are taking steps to assi...