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5 sneaky ways to improve your credit score

There are certain times when it pays to have the highest possible credit score. You may be about to refinance your mortgage. Or maybe you’re recovering from a bad credit history and want to get a credit card approved. It’s always good to have a healthy score, of course. But …

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Consumers focus on financial health

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles that our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on product links from our affiliate partners. About six months after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, young American consumers are paying more attention …

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Hyde-Smith faces online review after opposing Electoral College vote

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith faces a backlash on social media after voting against certification of the Electoral College vote in the 2020 presidential election. Hyde-Smith has joined 5 Senate Republicans Wednesday to oppose the Arizona electoral vote count and 6 Senate Republicans to oppose the Pennsylvania electoral …

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How to pay off debt after a medical emergency

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles that our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on product links from our affiliate partners. Eighteen years ago, Shanté Nicole Harris from Financial commons was not the credit expert she is today. …

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5 steps to repair your credit

If you are like many Americans, your credit score may be lower than average and your debt may be higher than you would like. A bad credit or low credit rating can make your financial life difficult and more expensive in many ways. By Colin Nass, CFP®, AEP®, RICP® You …

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Not checking your credit report carries risks

Call it credit phobia. About 14% of adults don’t check their credit reports for fear of what they’ll find, according to one recent online survey of over 500 consumers by WalletHub. Younger consumers are more likely to harbor this aversion, as are women. “It can be the fear of the …

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How parents steal their children as adults

Today, many of the students she works with are immigrants or first generation students. “Reading the scandal, I feel for these parents, I think so,” she said. But “the first generation students who arrive here are discovering how to navigate an education system that was not always designed for them,” …

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