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Five Steps to Check Your Credit Situation Mid-Year

It can be easy to lose sight of your New Years financial resolutions by mid–year. When summer comes and all you want to do is relax, many people relax with their finances as well. If you’ve gotten off track or are not even sure where you stand, the finance experts at Equifax recommend that you […]

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Loans for Home Renovation: Do or Don’t?

Many homeowners that need to complete a home renovation debate taking out a loan or using their savings to cover renovation expenses. Two popular options for those not wanting to tap into their savings are a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit (HELOC). What’s the difference? A home equity loan is […]

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Avoid the Ghost of Taxes Past by Filing on Time

While we all want to keep as much of our own money as we can, deferring taxes is a costly mistake. The cost of deferring payment is explored by Eva Rosenberg on the Equifax Personal Finance Blog in the article, “ Filing Taxes: Pitfalls of Procrastination.” The article is half tax tips and half horror […]

A First Time Guide to Your Credit Report

If you are new to borrowing or are trying to repair your credit, it is important to know your way around your annual credit report. Diane Moogalian has some great information about how to decipher your credit report in her Equifax Finance Blog article, “ Building a Strong Credit Report from the Beginning.” Regardless of […]

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Do You Need Earthquake Insurance?

While it may not be something you think about on a regular basis, earthquake insurance is something to consider. With the recent quake on the east coast and other natural disasters, this oft-overlooked insurance policy may be a nice luxury to have (better safe than sorry, after all.) A recent post on the Equifax Personal […]