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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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Understanding your debt-to-income ratio

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Have you ever applied for a loan and been told that your debt-to-income ratio was too high? You may have wondered what that meant. Your debt-to-income ratio is the portion of your income that goes to debt payment, and it is a key component of creditworthiness. Lenders consider debt-to-income ratio along with credit score when…

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Why was my loan denied?

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You applied for a loan and your application was denied.  And now, you are left wondering why. Here are six common reasons loan applications get rejected, and steps you can take to make yourself more likely to be approved for your next loan. Your credit score is too low Your credit score, also called a…

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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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5 financial resolutions for the New Year

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A brand new year provides the perfect opportunity to make meaningful life changes, including improved financial wellness. These five financial resolutions can help get your year off to a promising start.   Get on budget.  Take charge of your finances by creating a budget. Start by calculating after-tax income and subtracting fixed monthly expenses. Then…

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