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Rewatch: How Credit Scores Affect Mortgage Rates

Use inheritance to pay off credit card debt, not mortgage

While you may save an additional 20 percent or more on todays purchase, starting those new store credit cards can cause some serious, immediate damage to your credit score. Think of it as forgoing those savings for now in lieu of paying that much or more every month for the next thirty years! Understanding the components that make up your credit score as well as how it can affect your ability to qualify for different interest rates and loan terms is a big first step when it comes to making the move to a new home.
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Credit card counterfeiters used ID info from 400 people to steal $70,000 in merchandise

Attorney Ransom Reynolds wrote in court papers. Highsmith was sentenced in November to 41 months in prison and ordered to repay $92,965.
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Credit-Card Debt Hits Three-Year High

Liz Weston If you've covered all these bases, then paying down and perhaps refinancing the larger mortgage makes sense. Self-directed IRAs carry risks Dear Liz: My 401(k) plan has grown exceptionally well this year.
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Wonder Years Learning Center, Inc. (That may have been one factor in the increased use of credit cards. The federal workers received back pay after the shutdown.) Total consumer credit, excluding home loans, rose by $18.19 billion in October, the largest gain since May. Economists surveyed by check Google Dow Jones Newswires had forecast a $14.8 billion advance.
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