Guide to Managing Finances for Deploying Service Members

Life in the military offers some distinct experiences compared to civilian life, and that includes your budget and finances. The pre-deployment process can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re organizing your money and bills.  It’s important you provide your family with…

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How I Hit My 80,000 Chase Bonus in One Month

Please Note: The 80,000 welcome bonus is no longer available. This past fall, Chase offered a uniquely large welcome bonus, 80,000 points (worth up to $1,000), for signing up for their Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. Well, the marketing worked on me — I love exclusivity and a good deal. I didn’t have a travel rewards […]

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Late Payments, Credit Scores and Credit Reports

A missed credit card or loan payment can have a seriously detrimental effect on your credit report. The golden rule of using a credit card is to make your payments on time every time, building a respectable payment history, avoiding debt, and keeping your creditor happy. But what happens when you fall behind with your […]

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Why You Should Not Buy a Credit Privacy Number (CPN)

If you’re looking to repair your credit, you may have come across websites that advertise a credit privacy number, credit protection number or CPN. These numbers are nine digits like a Social Security number (SSN), and sellers claim that you … Continue reading →

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