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Managing your credit reputation

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What is your credit reputation? Your credit report and credit score together make up your credit reputation. As soon as you get a credit card, a phone, or even sign up for utilities, you start building what we call a “credit history,” which includes all your status across accounts, total debts, and your payment history.…

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Loan approval tips

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Nobody likes getting turned down for a loan. And although White Sands FCU makes every effort to approve all loan requests, it’s sometimes necessary to deny an application–to protect the applicant’s financial health, as well as the credit union’s. When the credit union denies a loan, it’s because the applicant has either (1) a poor…

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Be a credit card deadbeat

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There are two types of credit card customers:  revolvers and transactors.  Revolvers carry a balance from month to month, and are the money makers for credit card companies because they also pay interest, and sometimes late payment fees.  Transactors pay off their balance every month, thus avoiding interest charges and late payment fees. Transactors are…

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The payday lending trap

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You’re in a financial bind and need some quick cash. You’ve seen payday loan stores all over town and think “Maybe I should try that…” Don’t fall into that trap! Getting a loan with a payday lender could send you down a deep hole that may take years to get out of. Here’s how payday…

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Credit 101: credit reports and scores

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Do you think that your credit score is only important when borrowing money? Guess again. Your credit score, and its accompanying credit report, is being evaluated not only when you want to take out a loan, but also when you apply for a credit card, get insurance for your car or home, rent an apartment,…

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