Other posts in the Credit Category

Build Credit with a Share Pledge Loan

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve hit a few bumps along the way, building credit can be difficult. An easy way to start building or rebuilding your credit is with a share pledge/share secured loan. A share secured loan (what WWFCU calls a share pledge loan) lets you use the money in your savings

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3 Things to Consider Before Refinancing Your Home

The one good outcome of the economic chaos surrounding the pandemic is some of the lowest interest rates we’ve seen in a long time. But before you rush to refinance your home, there are three things to consider. Do the Math Yes, the interest rates are historically low, but they might not be low enough

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Fine Tuning Your Credit

We all work hard to maintain a decent credit score. But it doesn’t take much to put a dent in it. We’ve got a few tips on how to fine tune your credit before the speed bumps of life affect it. All Debt is Equal When it comes to your credit report, agencies look at

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Is it Time to Get a Credit Card?

It seems like you can’t do anything these days without a major credit card. But what if you or your adult kids don’t have one yet? If you’re wondering if it’s time to get a credit card have other questions, we have a few answers for you. Turning 18 For credit card companies, turning 18

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Dos and Don’ts for First-Time Homebuyers

We know, there are so many things to learn and think about before buying your first home. So, we thought we’d simplify things and give you a Do and Don’t list. Don’t … Shop Too Soon You need to apply for a mortgage before you do anything else. Since there are few homes on the

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How to Become Financially Independent from Your Parents

If you’re like many 20-somethings, you either still live at home with your parents or they’re helping you pay your bills. Don’t despair. According to a study by Pew Research, 45% of young adults ages 18 to 29 say they’ve received a lot or some financial help from their parents in the past 12 months.

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Tips for Handling Debt

Whether your hours have been reduced or you’ve been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, your bills are probably piling up. While this can be stressful and scary, the worst thing you can do is hope it all goes away and do nothing. Contact Your Lenders The first step you should take is to

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Coronavirus and Your Money

Staying healthy isn’t the only concern these days. The coronavirus is also affecting our wallets. We want our members healthy and to keep your financial stresses at a minimum, so here are a few tips to help. Keep Your Savings Safe – Some people panic during stressful times and want to withdraw all their savings.

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Understanding Your Credit Report

By now, you’ve probably heard it’s in your best interest to check your credit report a couple of times per year for accuracy and errors. But do you know what to actually look for once you’ve got your credit report in front of you? Getting Your Report To be able to review your credit report,

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How to Boost Your Credit at WWFCU

Is your credit not as good as it could be? You’re not alone. About 20% of Americans have credit in the poor to fair range (669 or lower). WWFCU is always looking out for its members and your financial health. So, we thought we’d share a few general tips on how to boost your credit

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