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Let’s Talk Financial Stability Clarkgym19 Comments

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Hey everyone, thanks for coming back for more Monday Money! I loved the conversation we had in last week’s post, Are Credit Card Rewards Actually Free? I talked about interest, annual fees and several ways to avoid the cost of using a credit card to get rewards. But, the best part was that more and more valuable information started to be shared through the comments. So, I’m hoping to see your input at the end of today’s post which is about financial mistakes people make because their afraid of making the right decisions.

I’d like to start with a comment that I recently received on an article I wrote about credit scores. The article was intended to answer challenging questions about credit scores each of them very general that would apply to a broad group of people. The comment I received on the article was…

“Thanks for this article! I didn’t realize the age of the account mattered (older more established accounts count for more) – that’s really important information.
I know for us – I was thinking of reducing our credit card limit to a lower amount because having a $10,000 limit freaks me out. However, with that debt…

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By : Josh Rodriguez | 24 Jun 2013
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When Are Balance Transfer Credit Cards A Good Idea?

By : Josh Rodriguez | 17 Jun 2013

Hey everyone, thanks for coming back this week for Monday Money with Josh! This week, I’m going to cover another hot topic in the personal finance industry, balance transfer credit cards. Why? Well, they are great financial tools but, misleading posts online could lead consumers …

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Are Credit Card Rewards Actually Free?

By : Josh Rodriguez | 10 Jun 2013

Credit cards are a common denominator for many consumers even across borders. These world wide ways to pay have found homes in the wallets of a high percentage of those who qualify to use them. With such a booming product, more and more lenders join …

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Step By Step Guide To Credit Card Interest Rate Negotiations

By : Josh Rodriguez | 27 May 2013

The following is a guest post. If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest posting policy and then contact me. Hey everyone and, thanks for coming back for another Monday Money post! Last week we talked about ways to be modest about …

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What You Might Want To Know As You Improve Your Credit Score

By : Josh Rodriguez | 13 May 2013

The following is a guest post. If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest posting policy and then contact me. Credit scores seem to be a hot topic in the personal finance sphere these days. The economy is coming back and, as …

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How Young Adults Can Use PrePaid Cards To Learn Financial Lessons

By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 18 Apr 2013

I’m sure we’ve all heard stories of young adults who got their first credit card and got into all kinds of debt. Luckily I never got into that mess. Instead I blew a bunch of cash from student loans and summer jobs on partying. If …

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Financial Benefits of a Low APR

By : Adam | 7 Apr 2013

The following is a guest post. If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest posting policy and then contact me. A credit card can give you access to money in an emergency, and if you’re looking for a way to establish a …

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