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Credit on Campus: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire!
By George Cole A study released by The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Monday shows that on-campus credit card offers to students are down again for the 5th year on a row. That’s good news… until you look at what’s going on under the surface. Back in 2009, Congress passed the CARD act. Among other important provisions, it required colleges and universities...
No More Dumb New Year’s Resolutions!
By George Cole New Year’s Resolutions are not a bad idea, but folks usually go about them foolishly. You want to lose 20 pounds? Get a better job? Find your true love? Even if you really do have the best intentions (and we all know just where good intentions lead us…), it’s really all just a bunch of blah, blah, blah. This year, be “smarter” about your...
3 Instant Credit Score Fixes
By George Cole Building a solid credit record takes time and effort, but there are a few things you can do to give your credit score a quick boost.  But be careful… sometimes people share credit score tricks that are dishonest (even bordering on illegal) or can end up causing you trouble later on. Below are my three favorite credit-boosting tips. They are simple, legal, and worry...
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