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Category Archives: Credit
Student LoanDown readers, I’d like to introduce you to guest blogger, Jason Vasquez. Jason oversees corporate communications and media relations for Wells Fargo’s student and auto lending businesses. He has served on numerous nonprofit advisory boards and committees, and is … Continue reading
If you have—or are planning to have—private student loans, your credit score and credit report are crucial pieces of information that can either save or cost you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan. Much like your high … Continue reading
Credit cards are a lot like fire. They can be very useful, and there is a lot of modern life that has been simplified with their ready access, but there are definitely stories of people getting burned as they learn … Continue reading
There are all kinds of money-related subjects to cover with your kids before sending them off to college: the importance of saving, budgeting, managing a bank account, etc. And if their eyes are glazing over in boredom at these topics,… Continue reading
Before college, the only report I was concerned about was my report card. It would be my ticket to a great college and eventually a great career. Turning in assignments for points, and monitoring my grades was my strategy for… Continue reading
It seemed as if on the last day of high school, I was already receiving credit card offers in the mail. I had never considered having a credit card before and my parents had never brought it up before until… Continue reading
How has your summer been? I have been enjoying little weekend trips and taking some great pictures of locations around the San Francisco Bay Area! I took some gorgeous photos in front of the Palace of Fine Arts when I… Continue reading
Are you someone who likes to put off the inevitable? Do you define “studying” as a coffee-fueled cram session the night before a test? While that approach may get you through a class or two, it’s not a habit that… Continue reading
It’s a simple financial truth: Credit scores are important. How important? Individuals with strong credit will save thousands of dollars more over a lifetime than individuals with poor or damaged credit scores. Thousands of dollars is likely a conservative estimate—the… Continue reading