The Shrinking U.S. Economy And You

US Economy Shrinks
If you are interested in investing, you might be wondering what the July 30, 2020 headlines about the U.S. economy shrinking a whopping 33% (more accurately, 32.9% according to the Associated Press) between April and June really means. I love how conspiracy-theory that line above sounds; there is no conspiracy, just a combination of economic factors that have brewed up a nasty economic storm that...
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What Are the Benefits of Increasing Your Credit Line?

What Are the Benefits of Increasing Your Credit Line
What are the benefits of increasing your credit line? It might seem to go against some of the current prevailing advice about credit–use less credit, not more and reduce your credit card balances below 50 percent or better. For many, the idea of increasing your credit line seems counter-intuitive because the idea is to avoid spending more. But increasing your credit line can actually help your...
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How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers

Avoid Credit Card Skimmers
  Do you know how to spot and avoid credit card skimmers? These devices are responsible for a high amount of credit card and debit card fraud and identity theft; when attached to an ATM or any other card swiper device these skimmers harvest account numbers, PINs, and other data. Many shoppers don’t know they have been the victims of a card skimmer until its’ too late…unless they know...
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How to Buy a House With Bad Credit

Bad Credit Home Loans
  Do you need to know how to buy a house with bad credit home loans? The first thing you should realize is that credit is a very important area when it comes to home loan approval. If you need to buy a home with less than stellar credit, the first thing you will want to do is begin improving your credit. We’ll look at how to do this below, but first, let’s explore the options for bad credit...
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Coronavirus And Identity Theft

Coronavirus And Identity Theft
  One of my own personal experiences with identity theft started with a telephone call from a moving truck rental agency, wanting to know where their moving truck was and why I hadn’t dropped it off as per the contract. The moving company was three states away from me, and I had never lived there or anywhere near it. What we both learned was that identity thieves had managed to fake a drivers’...
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