Managing your own finances can be confusing. There is so much to keep up with, such as credit reports, credit scores, credit history, debt to income ratios, credit utilization ratios, and more. All of these factors can indicate how financially responsible you are to credit reporting agencies. The credit utilization ratio in particular is one … Continue reading What is a Good Credit Utilization Ratio?
Category Archives: Credit Card Debt
Who is Responsible For Credit Card Debt in Divorce?
Divorce proceedings will likely have you questioning many different things. Many couples are under the impression that debt incurred by one person is that person’s responsibility to pay off. Unfortunately, marriage (and divorce) changes this. Debt can complicate an already complicated situation. If you are considering divorce in Alabama, you may be wondering who is … Continue reading Who is Responsible For Credit Card Debt in Divorce? →
Debit Card vs. Credit Card
Managing personal finances and building credit is incredibly overwhelming, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Debit and credit cards are crucial tools for making purchases and managing money. But what’s the difference between the two payment methods? Which one is good for building credit? And which one has the best fraud protection? … Continue reading Debit Card vs. Credit Card →
What is Credit Card Churning?
Credit card churning is basically cheating the credit system. Through this strategy, you can potentially get credit card rewards like miles, points, and cash back. In a perfect world, free money has absolutely no downsides. But unfortunately, we live in an imperfect world where things like credit card churning can get you into major financial … Continue reading What is Credit Card Churning? →
How Much Credit Card Debt is Too Much?
Credit cards are the most common example of revolving debt. As a child or teen, credit cards seem like a source of free money with absolutely no strings attached. This can’t be further from the truth. If you’re constantly living outside your means and charging your card, you’ll very quickly find yourself in a dire … Continue reading How Much Credit Card Debt is Too Much? →
Credit Card Refinancing vs. Debt Consolidation
If you feel like you’re drowning in credit card debt, you’re certainly not alone. In the last quarter of 2020, Americans shared a grand total of $820 billion in credit card debt. Additionally, the average American has at least $5,000 in credit card debt. These are huge, scary numbers. The good news is that there … Continue reading Credit Card Refinancing vs. Debt Consolidation →