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Letter from the Publisher by Scott Bilker
the big three credit bureaus, Experian,
TransUnion, and EquiFax, released a new
credit scoring system called
VantageScore. The reason is, of
course, more money for the credit
bureaus for selling information about
well that is the real truth, but there is
another side which is that, right now,
each company has their own scoring
systems which vary. The idea is to have
a consistent score as well as having a
new "score product" to market to lenders
score will range from 501-990 and be
summarized by the familiar scholastic
model A through F:
B -- 801-900
C -- 701-800
D -- 601-700
F -- 501-600
are still true, i.e., pay on time!
That's the most important action to keep
your score at its peak!
have been touted by many companies as
being an excellent way to save money and
pay off your mortgage earlier. Some
companies even claim that "it won't cost
you any more than you're paying now."
What a crock! What do you think a true
biweekly mortgage saves you? I'm talking
about the savings from paying more
frequently. Well, it doesn't save that
much at all. Hold on to your
calculators. We're going to use our
brains and look at this problem very
carefully. Here is something these
biweekly mortgage salespeople don't want
you to do.
about 2 hours reading this book ("Talk
Your Way Out of Credit Card Debt"),
getting comfortable with the strategies.
Then, after my first phone call, which
saved me $210 per year, I was off and
running! I was able to reduce my
interest rate by as much as 9%. I called
all six of my Mastercard/Visa companies
and was able to save $1,983 per year
from the finance charges plus having a
$59.00 annual fee removed and a late fee
removed ($29.00). The $/hour saved
ranged from $141/hour to $2,464/hour and
averaged $1,334/hour. It was so easy!!"
a balance on her credit cards of
$10,000.00. The interest rate on that
debt is 9.99% APR. Her bank has a
minimum payment policy of 2% of the
balance or $15 (whichever is greater).
If Mary makes minimum payments to this
credit card, how long will it take her to
repay the debt entirely?
I am in
such a bind - I don't know what to do. I
do not live luxuriously by any means. I
work full time and make about $45K a
year. I own my own condo, I have no car
payment, and very few expenses other
than standard utilities, food, phone,
etc., and my kids. I have two older
daughters, both 21 (one lives here with
me along with her boyfriend and one year
old child). My other daughter lives here
as well and goes to college full-time. I
also have a 12 year old. None of them
give me money. I have a lot of debts
that are very old - old credit cards,
old utility bills, etc. I am having an
extremely hard time making ends meet. I
don't go out, I don't shop, I don't go
to the movies or out to dinner. I don't
spend my money foolishly, yet it seems I
never have enough money for my bills,
nevermind anything for me personally. I
haven't taken a vacation in ten years. I
am becoming very bitter about working so
hard my whole life and feeling like I
have nothing...Do you have any
suggestions for me? I must be doing
Helping you with your debt is very important to me personally! If you've been
reading my articles, you know that I always encourage self-help as a first step.
However, being buried in debt can be very overwhelming, which is why you may
want to explore other options.
One of those options is professional, ongoing help with credit counselors.
I've started to check out certain companies personally so I can recommend the
ones that are worth considering!
If you would like to speak with a representative from a...
ever want to see me lose my temper
really fast, talk to me about my debt
counseling company. I have never had to
deal with such a band of galactic level
screw-ups in my life. In a roundabout
way, I would guess that they are doing
the job they are supposed to be doing.
They are curing me of any kind of desire
to ever be in debt again.
in debt? If so, then you may be
struggling for extra cash to pay off
your debts and this article was written
for you. We'll list a few ideas here for
you to get some extra money. Now just
promise to spend that money on your debt
and not at the mall!
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