Here you'll find my latest podcasts and new articles. And, as always, I am happy to answer your credit questions!
When Calvin first started tracking his credit scores with his Nav account, he was struck by how much his personal credit score would fluctuate from month to month. In the first four months he monitored it, his score went up 52 points, down 42 points then back up again by 46 points. (All of these changes were in relation to his original score.)
When you start a business, plenty of people will think you’re crazy, even if they don’t say it to your face. The fact you’re taking a risk and seizing an opportunity might make them both nervous and envious. But what if you start a business in your 70’s?
It was bound to happen at some point: I became a victim of identity theft. After a 20+ year career writing and educating consumers about credit, including identity theft, I found myself on the other side of the story.
Looking for fast financing for your small business? PayPal has announced it has acquired Swift Capital, and for some small business owners this could mean access to faster loans at attractive terms. But will they be right for your business?
You’re slammed with the daily challenges of running your business. How do you find time to learn about ways to solve sticky problems or learn new strategies to help you grow your business?
One solution: Listen to small business podcasts.
You’ve put your heart and soul into launching your small business. Now you need to help customers find you. In addition to investing in sales and marketing efforts, you can get your business in front of your prospects via a variety of online sources, many of which offer free basic listings. Here are nine essential places to start.
Do you monitor your credit scores and reports? If you do, and you have a judgment or tax lien on your credit reports, you may be in for a welcome surprise. After July 1, 2017, many of those items won’t appear on credit reports.
A listener wants to get high limit credit cards offers - and 0% interest. Here's a surprising way he may pull that off!
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Financing options for start ups are often limited. If you don't have friends or family with funds, or money parked in savings, you may feel stuck. That's where credit cards often come in, and they can be a better option than you may realize. Here's why:
Retiring overseas can offer immense advantages, including lower living expenses, great healthcare and the opportunity to see the world. Don't have a
Small business owners, on average, spend 26 hours researching and applying for financing. And 22% have given up because they're discouraged.
There is a better way to find and apply for financing. It's called MatchFactor, and it's available exclusively from Nav.
Balance transfers can be a great way to save money and get out of debt faster. I've used them successfully myself, but I've also run into traps with these offers. I don't want you to wind up regretting a balance transfer! Here are some great tips--and credit cards--that offer the best deals.
Many young people are avoiding credit cards out of fear they will run up debt. The fact that they are cautious about debt is good. What's not so good is that they are missing the opportunity to build credit, which can help them down the road if they want to get a mortgage or finance a car.
In this article by Bloomberg's Suzanne Woolley, I share strategies for helping young people build credit.
Has your credit been damaged by a tax lien? Fortunately the damage doesn’t last forever. There are ways to remove tax liens from your credit reports. Even better, it may be possible to get them removed even before you’ve paid your tax bill in full. My latest story for AllBusiness.com explains how.