All articles tagged: “Mistakes”

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9 Things You Should (And Shouldn’t) Say to a Debt Collector

9 Things You Should (And Shouldn’t) Say to a Debt Collector

The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act helps protect you from predatory debt collectors when you’ve missed a bill... read more »

Eric Bank

By: Eric Bank • 5/5/15

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7 Foolish Mistakes People Make with Their Credit

7 Foolish Mistakes People Make with Their Credit

Good credit is vital part of maintaining long-term financial success. A high credit score means better interest... read more »

Alexandra Leslie

By: Alexandra Leslie • 4/1/15

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America’s 20 Most Overindulgent Metropolitan Areas

America’s 20 Most Overindulgent Metropolitan Areas

In a nutshell: Americans love to consume, but living a life of excess — especially with your finances — can lead to... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 3/17/15

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5 Penalties That Will Haunt Your Credit Reports For Years

5 Penalties That Will Haunt Your Credit Reports For Years

Your credit report packs a hefty punch that can help you access credit or destroy your prospects for many years.... read more »

Eric Bank

By: Eric Bank • 2/12/15

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America’s 15 Most Financially Irresponsible Cities

America’s 15 Most Financially Irresponsible Cities

Last month, we took at look at some of America’s most financially responsible cities. Drawing on data from... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/13/15

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4 Things to Never Put on Your Credit Card

4 Things to Never Put on Your Credit Card

Most of the time, it makes sense to pay with your credit card. You’ll earn card rewards on your purchases and as... read more »

David Andrew

By: David Andrew • 1/13/15

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4 Ways to Stop Paying for the Mistakes of Others

4 Ways to Stop Paying for the Mistakes of Others

Are you paying for the mistakes of others? Make sure these mistakes aren’t costing you by following these four... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 1/6/15

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Less Than 50% of Americans Know How Bad Credit Affects Them

Less Than 50% of Americans Know How Bad Credit Affects Them

Admittedly, credit scores can seem perplexing sometimes. You likely have three different FICO scores, depending on... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/29/14

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Breaking Up With Credit

Breaking Up With Credit

Do you have a rocky relationship with your credit? Is that troubled relationship keeping you from getting the... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 12/23/14

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do When You Have Bad Credit

5 Things You Shouldn’t Do When You Have Bad Credit

We all know how important it is to have good credit, and most of us know what we need to do to keep it that way. We... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 11/12/14

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Why Eating Out is Ruining Your Credit

Why Eating Out is Ruining Your Credit

Dining out for lunch is a fun way to bond with your co-workers. Eating at or picking up food from a restaurant is... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 11/3/14

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How to Protect Your Credit Score from These 6 People

How to Protect Your Credit Score from These 6 People

Credit commercials and advertisements on TV, radio and the Internet continually echo the importance of healthy... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 10/9/14

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What I Learned from My 3 Biggest Financial Fails

What I Learned from My 3 Biggest Financial Fails

I may be a financial writer and expert, but I’ll be honest: My track record is far from perfect. My parents did... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 5/23/14

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4 Common Reasons Your Credit Score is Low

4 Common Reasons Your Credit Score is Low

A credit score is calculated from many different aspects of your financial history. Aside from your payment... read more »

Ryan Moran

By: Ryan Moran • 4/19/14

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Stop Paying for Credit

Stop Paying for Credit

We use banks and credit cards as tools for storing, growing and leveraging our cash. In return, the bank gets to... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 3/24/14

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The Dangers of Starting a Tab

The Dangers of Starting a Tab

Ever go to a bar and get asked if you’d like to start a tab? While it’s certainly more convenient and efficient to... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 3/21/14

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Stop Throwing Money in the Trash

Stop Throwing Money in the Trash

How often do you throw away spoiled milk, stale bread or rotten vegetables? If you tallied up the cost of every... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 3/3/14

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The Latte Factor: It’s Not Just the Coffee

The Latte Factor: It’s Not Just the Coffee

If you’ve ever read anything about day-to-day money-saving strategies, you’ve probably heard some version of the... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 2/15/14

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3 Things to Avoid on Valentine’s Day

3 Things to Avoid on Valentine’s Day

Retailers know what’s hot on Valentine’s Day and they are happy to cash in by inflating prices on the most popular... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 2/11/14

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Credit Mistakes College Students Make

Credit Mistakes College Students Make

Building good credit is important if you want to eventually qualify for low loan and insurance rates. The best way... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/28/14

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Pros and Cons of Using the Debt Snowball Method

Pros and Cons of Using the Debt Snowball Method

Repaying multiple loans, whether from irresponsible credit card use or a costly graduate education, can get... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 12/3/13

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4 Ways to Recover from a Financial Setback

4 Ways to Recover from a Financial Setback

Most people struggle to pay off debt after a financial setback. If you’re in debt because of a divorce, job loss,... read more »

Heather Stephens

By: Heather Stephens • 11/5/13

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Could You Be Saving the Wrong Way?

Could You Be Saving the Wrong Way?

Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to save your hard-earned money. In fact, there is a right... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 9/30/13

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6 Behaviors That Will Get You Into Debt

6 Behaviors That Will Get You Into Debt

Of all the reasons people end up in debt, our behavior is the one thing in which we have complete control. By... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 9/14/13

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5 Things Dragging Down Your Credit Score

5 Things Dragging Down Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a key part of your financial success. A bad credit score can make it more difficult to buy a... read more »

David Andrew

By: David Andrew • 8/21/13

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