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Financial Wellness
Three Reasons to Always Pay More Than the Minimum

Credit cards are a valuable financial tool for both individuals and businesses, but they come at a price. You get purchasing power on the spot, and the creditor only requires you to pay off a small amount of the total every month, i.e., the minimum amount due. However, it’s important to remember that the minimum is calculated in the best interest of the creditor, which puts you at a disadvantage.

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Keeping Your Money Safe
Should you Co-Sign?

It’s a question few want to hear: “Will you co-sign for me?” A request like this coming from relatives or friends, especially with no or low credit scores, can be difficult to respond to. Most people do not want to ignore a family member or friend in need, but co-signing comes with risks that make many nervous – justifiably – to sign on the dotted line. So, should you do it? There are many factors to consider before making a decision.

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Keeping Your Money Safe
Are Store Cards Worth It?

When you’re at the cash register, it is almost inevitable that a real or virtual salesperson will make a pitch to sign you up for a store credit card. It is easy to be tempted by the one-time discount offered. But, before you get one, it is a good idea to consider the following factors.

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Keeping Your Money Safe
Understanding The 5 C’s Of Credit

The five Cs of credit is a system used by lenders to gauge the creditworthiness of potential borrowers. The system weighs five characteristics of the borrower and conditions of the loan, attempting to estimate the chance of default and, consequently, the risk of a financial loss for the lender.

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