Other posts in the Credit Category

How to Boost Your Credit at WWFCU

September 19th, 2019

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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How to Establish Credit

November 26th, 2013

To be able to establish credit, you need a steady work record and continued residence at the same address.

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Credit Cards

March 30th, 2013

Here are some ways to responsibly choose and use a credit card. Read the fine print. If you receive an offer for a pre-approved credit card or if someone says they’ll help you get a credit card, find out the details first. You need to know what interest rate you will be paying and for

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Lions, Tigers, Bears, and Lenders?

March 22nd, 2013

Let’s play a game. I’ll give you a word and you tell me what comes to mind. Ready? “Predator.” Did you think of a prehistoric animal with claws and stabbing teeth? Or, a stealthy cheetah prowling for gazelle in the grassy plains of the Serengeti? Perhaps a portly Siamese cat stalking a house sparrow? How

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How to Protect Yourself from Credit Card Fraud

February 4th, 2013

Here are a few tips on how to avoid becoming the victim of credit card fraud: Periodically review your credit reports. There are three main credit bureaus. Order your credit report from each of them at least once a year. Request copies of your credit report from TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. You can also obtain

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Map Out Your Finances

January 14th, 2013

The details of our financial lives can be tricky, and without a clear road map it’s easy to feel lost. Changes in tax laws and the family structure offer potential complications in how we handle our money, so heed these tips as you make financial plans for the future. Invest. If you have extra money

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Understanding Your Credit Score

May 16th, 2012

Few things in an American consumer’s life are as critical to their financial environment as their credit score – yet relatively few of us understand how the scores work, how the credit agencies calculate the scores, or even what number constitutes a “good” score. Let’s examine the credit score system and shine some light onto

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How to Take Advantage of Share Pledge Loans

February 20th, 2012

There are many types of loans out there. Some have such high interest rates and so many fees tacked on that they are undesirable. A Share Pledge loan, however, may be the answer. Normally issued at a much lower interest rate, a Share Pledge loan from a Credit Union is a loan that is issued

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Five Savvy Moves to Improve Your Credit Score

September 15th, 2011

If you are planning on applying for a loan or a mortgage in the near future, you’ll want to make sure that your credit score is in tiptop shape. Here are five things you can do to improve your credit score immediately.  Pay Your Bills On Time, Every Time More than one-third of your credit

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Check your Credit Report Regularly

August 26th, 2011

There is a classic Jack Benny line from one of his comedy skits that while walking down a street, a robber sticks a gun in Benny’s back and says, “Your money or your life?” As the miserly Benny pauses to ponder the question and formulate his answer, the impatient robber warns “Well?” Benny blurts, “I’m

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