Tag: borrowing


Student Loan Update – April 2017

When I graduated in May of 2017, I chose not to think about my student loans. It was a hot humid day but people traveled from different states to come see me complete another milestone. I was juggling full time work and a part time MBA program right when my husband was settling into a ...


The Anatomy of a Credit Score

What makes up a credit score? Credit scores are the most popular mysteries. We know they’re important and we know that we all have one. Furthermore, people and organizations who are not┬álenders that we interact with (landlords, insurance companies, employers) are placing increase value on the credit score as they evaluate us in all aspect ...


Why You Should Check Your Credit Report

If you have not figured it out by now, your credit history is extremely important. Credit has transformed from something financial institutions used to determine if you can be trusted with their money, into something everyone else uses to assess your character. Here are some (unexpected) uses of your credit report: Insurance Companies: They are ...


Should You Pay Your Children’s Higher Education?

I had this discussion with a co-worker a few months back when he said that he was at odds with his wife over their daughter’s┬átuition bill. She did not think it was a good idea for them to co-sign a loan for her. I wasn’t sure if he was asking for my opinion or just ...

“Use this one simple trick, banks HATE it!”

I decided that I was going to make sure you never have to click on those links again, by telling you these "simple tricks banks HATE!"