Monthly Archives: July 2009

Zero Debt Does Not Always Mean A Higher Credit Score

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What do the consumers with the highest credit scores have in common? If you spoke to each one of these consumers you would see various trends. These trends include; the total repayment of debt each month combined with the smart use of credit, history that has been established which can help to increase the credit rating, multiple types of debt being accumulated and repaid to ensure responsible repayment and lending practices have been involved as well as investing, savings and other accounts which earn money for the user – rather than accounts which cost money such as high interest credit cards.

Do you have the potential to have a higher credit score? Really, it is impossible to develop a credit rating without taking advantage of credit. There are many aspects which come into play in the credit score, such as; how long the credit history has been established, the types of credit that have been used, the repayment schedules and habits as well as the debt that has been accumulated and reported to the credit file. Debt is required to develop the credit score – but it is all about how you choose to repay the debt after it has been accumulated. Therefore – you can accumulate a high credit rating by using credit the right way!


Solutions To Deal With Medical Debt

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There are hundreds of thousands of people that have no health insurance. Those without health insurance can encounter thousands of dollars in medical debt if they are diagnosed with an illness or require extensive medical testing. Even routine tests can cost upwards of several thousands of dollars and an accident has been known to disable the income of a family – leading to bankruptcy and many other financial hardships. Rest assured, there is light at the end of the tunnel of medical debt. Solutions are available in your own home, through the advice of experts and even organizations available to assist consumers facing unmanageable medical debt.


Is It Possible To Live Debt-free?

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For many consumers, a debt-free lifestyle is not only a dream that may seem years away from the reality. Approximately twenty percent of Americans are living a debt free lifestyle – which is free of high interest consumer and credit card debt. These consumers have planned spending habits, established savings accounts, emergency funds and save for items that they intend to purchase –- rather than financing the item with the use of a credit card.

You too can increase your wealth while adhering to a debt-free lifestyle by following these guidelines.


Telling Your Partner About Your Secret Debt

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Entering into a relationship should be completed honestly – but there is one thing that many partners leave out of the agreement when entering a living situation, a relationship and even a marriage. This factor is the amount of debt that the partner is going to bring into the relationship.

Should you tell your partner about the debt that you are facing? Telling your partner about the debt should be a serious conversation, but it doesn’t have to end in a fight. It is important to convey the message that you are not asking your partner to cover the debt, you are simply telling him or her about it. You can tell your partner that you are indeed going to repay the debt on your own, while making your contributions to the household.

It should be in a calm environment that allows the two of you some privacy. After all, your partner may have questions that you could feel uncomfortable addressing in public. The best place to do it is at home where statements of accounts can be used to relay the message.