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What Is Revolving Credit?

What Is Revolving Credit?

by Jason Steele
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Updated on January 11, 2022
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5 Min Read
Revolving credit is a type of loan that lets you borrow at different times and in different amounts, while you make regular payments in proportion to the outstanding balance.
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Does Refinancing Hurt Your Credit Score?

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on December 27, 2021
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3 Min Read
Refinancing can help you get better loan terms, but will it impact your credit score? Find out how refinancing a loan works and how it can affect your credit.
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Best Debt Consolidation Loans Of 2022

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on January 2, 2022
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10 Min Read
The best debt consolidation loans can help you streamline payments and reduce interest rates on your debt, making your financial life simpler.
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What Is An Irrevocable Beneficiary?

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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3 Min Read
Adding an irrevocable beneficiary to your life insurance policy has pros and cons. Learn more about this type of beneficiary to see if it's right for you.
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How To Improve Credit Score Fast

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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5 Min Read
Improving your credit isn't rocket science, but you do have to treat your credit with care. Find out which steps you can take to boost your credit score fast.
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Hard Credit Inquiry vs. Soft Credit Inquiry

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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4 Min Read
Hard and soft credit inquiries are different ways to check your credit. Hard inquiries can decrease your credit score, while soft inquiries don’t affect it.
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8 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

by Jason Steele
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Updated on December 27, 2021
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8 Min Read
Credit score is almost entirely within your control, and there are many steps that you can take to improve it. Here are 8 ways you can improve your credit score.
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11 of The Best Personal Finance Podcasts

by Jen Smith
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Updated on November 1, 2021
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7 Min Read
When it comes to personal finance podcasts you have a lot of choices, and big names aren’t always better. Here are 11 of the best shows to help in your search.
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What is a Beneficiary

by Cynthia Paez Bowman
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
A beneficiary is the person or entity you choose to receive a certain investment, account or asset. Take a closer look at your options and how to choose a beneficiary.
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What Happens If You Die Without a Will

by Cynthia Paez Bowman
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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4 Min Read
Dying without a will complicates what your loved ones receive. The process can be drawn out. Here’s what happens if you die without a will and how to avoid it.
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What Is a Soft Credit Check?

by Jason Steele
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
A soft credit check is an inquiry used to check credit for pre-approval or informational purposes. Unlike hard credit checks, soft credit checks do not affect credit scores.
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Does Debt Consolidation Hurt Your Credit Score?

by Jason Steele
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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5 Min Read
Successful debt consolidation will help your credit by allowing you to reduce or eliminate your debt sooner, while paying less in interest charges.
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What Is a Hard Inquiry?

by Jason Steele
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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4 Min Read
A hard inquiry is the result of an application for new credit, and is unlikely to significantly hurt your credit score.
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What Is Probate and How Does it Work?

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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5 Min Read
Probate is a legal process used to distribute assets when someone passes away. Find out how probate works and when you can avoid it.
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What Is A Money Order and How Does It Work?

by Jennifer G Gregory
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
This article provides an overview of money orders and how they work. Topics in the article include: what is it, how to purchase one, when should you use it and more.
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How to Consolidate Credit Card Debt

by Jason Steele
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
There are several ways to consolidate your credit debt in order to simplify your finances and allow you to pay off your balances sooner.
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Debit Card vs. Credit Card

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
Debit and credit cards each have their advantages and disadvantages, but both are useful to keep in your wallet as long as you use them responsibly.
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What is a Living Will?

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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4 Min Read
A living will ensures you get the type of end-of-life medical care you want for yourself. Learn more about living wills and why you might need one.
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What Is a Trust?

by Cynthia Paez Bowman
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
A trust is a legal entity you can set up to hold your assets and transfer them to your heirs without probate court or fees. There are several types of trusts available, based on your estate-planning goals.
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What To Do and Not To With An Inheritance

by Jennifer G Gregory
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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5 Min Read
Receiving an inheritance can be a great financial opportunity. By making smart choices and avoiding poor choices can help you improve your long-term financial situation.
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What Is a Medical Power of Attorney?

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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5 Min Read
A medical power of attorney is a way to appoint an agent to make decisions about your health care if you are unable to do so due to illness or injury.
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Trust vs Will - What's The Difference?

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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5 Min Read
Wills and trusts are both legal documents that help distribute your assets after you die. But what is the difference, and which one do you need?
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How to Write a Will

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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5 Min Read
Learn how to write your will, either on your own or with the help of an attorney, to ensure your loved ones are taken care of when you die.
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