Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. You’ve enjoyed a fun and indulgent spending spree, and yes, you charged everything to your credit card. One month and many blissful purchases later, you find yourself facing a huge credit card bill. You don’t have the money to pay for it, so you pay the minimum balance due. This is dangerous, and in many cases, can cost you your credit score – and ultimately your financial future. Find out how to redeem yourself – and your credit score – after a spending spree.
Author: Shannon Dickinson
Maintaining a good credit score can be a challenge, especially in America – the land where plastic fuels the retail industry. Yes, we all know the temptation to buy that unattainable item. And most of the time, we create our own debt. But what happens when an ex-spouse takes control of your identity and places red marks on your credit report?
Identity theft is one of the most prevalent problems in today’s cyber world. People are desperate for money and will do anything to find it. The Internet has brought many benefits to the world as a whole, but it has also opened a new venue for those who want to steal identities and take your money for their own. Here are five ways to protect yourself.
Yes, it’s that time of year again. The weather’s getting colder. The kids are back in school. Before we know it—our eyes will be turning toward the holidays. And now is the time to think about rescuing your wallet before it’s too late. Every year, people wait until the last minute to start their holiday shopping and wind up spending much more than they should have only to regret it later. You don’t have to be one of them.