Posts Tagged ‘debt’
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
What is your net worth and why does it matter?
Net worth is pretty simple – it is what you own minus what you owe. Some people say you shouldn’t include the equity in your primary residence, your household goods or your vehicles. Others say go ahead and include them. You can decide – that’s your choice. In its most basic form, your net worth…Read More
To pay down debt, first you have to save
When you want to pay off debt fast, that impulse often means depleting your savings. So how do you pay off debt AND save money? Mathematically, based on the interest rates of your loans versus your savings account (or other savings products), your debt is likely costing you more money every month than your savings…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
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