Posts Tagged ‘credit’
Understanding your debt-to-income ratio
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…Read More
Why was my loan denied?
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…Read More
Millennials: rethink credit vs. debit
There is a generational divide when it comes to shopping: A CreditCards.com survey indicates that boomers and millennials both choose plastic, but for the older cohort the word is “credit,” and for the younger it is “debit.” Both systems work well but boomers might point out to their juniors that using debit to the exclusion…Read More
Credit 101: credit reports and scores
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,…Read More
6 questions first-time homebuyers should ask themselves
There are certain milestones that mark important times in our lives. Sitting in car for the first time all alone with our new driver’s license, walking across the stage at graduation, completing college or beginning our first full-time job. These all make us take a pause and feel a huge sense of gratification. Part of…Read More
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