Finance Globe

U.S. financial and economic topics from several finance writers.

Chris Bibey is a freelance writer and internet marketing professional located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Ask Your Credit Card Company to Change These Things

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When you apply for a credit card, you do so after comparing a variety of offers in order to find the right one. Over time, the terms and conditions of your credit card could change. If this happens, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact your issuer to discuss your options. Furthermore, if you come across something that no longer works for you, it’s worth asking for assistance. Here are three things you should ask your credit card...
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Always ask for the manager! Sometimes they don't provide it, but I have had success in the past.
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:35
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What’s the Problem with a Low Credit Score?

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A low credit score (also known as a bad credit score) isn’t the end of the world. Even if you have a low score, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t live the life you want in regards to your finances. However, as time goes by, you’ll come to realize that a low score is impacting you in a variety of ways. Here are five issues that could come to light: Loan denial: Lenders look at many...
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Thanks for the info Chris. A low credit score really only hurts you. If you have a low credit score now, make a goal this year to ... Read More
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:34
Wanderer
One method to help improve credit scores is to keep your credit utilization under 30% and some schools of thought even take it to ... Read More
Monday, 11 March 2019 07:39
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Negotiate These Things With Your Credit Card Company

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You should never be shy about negotiating with your credit card company. Here’s why: you have a lot to gain and nothing to lose. The worst that can happen is that you get turned down and have to find an alternative solution. There are many things you can negotiate with your credit card company, including the following: •    Balance: This doesn’t come into play often, but it may if you’re in a tight financial spot. If...
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Calling multiple times and re-asking the same questions, pressuring them usually works for me. I always ask to speak to a manager ... Read More
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:55
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Good Reasons to Review Your Credit Report

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Some people know they have a good credit score, so they don’t see the reason in reviewing their credit report once a year. Conversely, some consumers know they have an average or poor score, which leads them to shy away from their credit report because they’re afraid of what they’ll find. Regardless of which group you fit into - or if you lie somewhere in between – you should get into the habit of reviewing your...
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Realistic suggestions for all of us. In the world of scamming and ID theft, we cannot take much for granted!
Sunday, 10 February 2019 07:45
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These Signs May Point You Toward a New Bank

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Even with the popularity of online banks on the rise, most people still have a relationship with a local financial institution. There may come a point when you begin to wonder if it’s time to find a new bank (or credit union). The right relationship is important to all aspects of your finances, so it’s nothing to take lightly. Here are a few signs that may point you toward a new bank: •    Increasing fees: Are...
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Find a Mortgage Broker Who Can Answer These Questions

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For most people, buying a home means securing a mortgage. Even if you have an idea of the lender you want to use, it’s critical to shop your options to ensure yourself of getting the best deal. Generally speaking, there are two ways to search for a mortgage: •    Directly through multiple lenders•    Through a mortgage broker The primary benefit of a broker is the ability to compare rates from multiple lenders, without having to do...
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Want a Business Credit Card? Answer These Questions First

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As a business owner, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of your company’s finances at all times. This could lead to a situation in which you recognize the need to borrow money. While there are many ways for a business owner to secure the financing they require, a business credit card is one of the best. There are many reasons for this, including the hundreds of offers and ability to receive an instant approval. A...
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I own 3 business credit cards. I use each one for a unique situation, and I love them!
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:29
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What are the Advantages of Online Banking?

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In today’s day and age, there aren’t many financial institutions that don’t offer an online banking experience. Customers expect this feature in 2019, and any bank that comes up short will find it difficult to compete. While the option is available to you, it doesn’t mean you’re taking full advantage. You don’t have to rely on the many features of online banking, but once you learn more about them there’s a good chance you’ll fall in...
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Trust was my challenge ... right up till the postal service did not have consistent deliveries to my address and I got tired of my... Read More
Monday, 14 January 2019 17:08
Frank
Too many benefits now! You almost have to have online banking!
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:28
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Simple Ways to Save Money as a Small Business Owner in 2019

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Are you a small business owner with big goals for 2019? Have you come to realize that cutting expenses would be in your best interest? Do you have some concerns about the best ways to save money, without having an impact on the overall health of your business? There are many ways to save money as a small business owner, so it’s imperative to keep an open mind as you explore all your options. If you’re...
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Thanks for the tips Chris, I plan to use these in 2019!
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:26
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These Financial Traps Could Set You Back in 2019

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Even if you’re happy with your financial situation and the way you’re managing your money, you never know what the future will bring. It only takes one mistake or misstep to find yourself heading down the wrong path. With so many financial traps lurking, it’s imperative to think long and hard about every money move you make. Here are five traps to keep out of your life in 2019: 1. Taking Money From Your Retirement Savings...
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I would add: (1) Investing in Bitcoin/cryptocurrencies (2) not paying off your credit card every month.
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:20
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