Hayley Malcolm

  • Fix Your Credit Before Your Next Credit Report

    If your credit is on the lower side, it might be time to make some financial changes. About 56% of Americans have bad credit; bad credit can cause you to be rejected for loans or cost extra money in interest. Thankfully, it’s possible to fix your credit on your...
  • Terms To Know On Reverse Mortgage

    Reverse mortgages are carefully constructed by the government with the intent of helping older adults while keeping them from being ripped off. Before you enter into a reverse mortgage it is imperative you understand exactly what you’re getting into. TV commercials can make it seem like a great plan,...
  • Your Credit Score Affects Your Future

    Your credit score is a window into your debt history and can have a vital impact on your financial stability. If you have a bad credit score, you will suffer financial limitations. On the other hand, if you have a good credit score, there many benefits and financial possibilities....
  • How Companies Calculate Credit Scores

    There are lots of different types of credit scores, but most people tend to think about the scores from companies like Experian and EquiFax when they go to apply for a loan. Unfortunately, there is a lot false information about how these scores are calculated, leading many people to...
  • What’s The Difference Between Charge Cards and Credit Cards?

    Even though most people consider a charge card the same thing as a credit card, technically, there are differences. Charge cards and credit cards have different terms, interest rates, rewards, and requirements. So which one is best for you? Of course, the specifics will vary from offer to offer,...
  • Can I Get A Lien Off My Credit Report?

    If you’ve ever heard the phrase “you have a lien on your property”, you know how damaging this can be not only to your financial well being but also to your credit scores. For those that are unfamiliar with liens, here is an overview of what liens are, what...
  • What’s In A Credit Report?

    Almost everyone has a credit card or personal loan, whether it’s because they have borrowed money to purchase a car or a new house. This also means they have credit lines and reports, but most of us have no idea what it contains. Most people ignore the importance of...
  • Things To Know When Comparing Credit Card Offers

    Credit card offers can be overwhelming for a consumer. When multiple credit card companies are giving a person an offer, it is very important to compare all of the offers. Just because a person is given a specific credit card offer does not mean the person should open that...
  • What Are Prepaid Credit Cards

    A prepaid credit card is offered by a financial institution or private company. It is not a traditional credit card because an individual is not borrowing money and paying it back later. Instead, it is similar to a gift card because money is loaded onto it as a form...
  • Secured Credit Cards With Rewards

    Do you have bad credit or no credit at all? Are you finding that a secured credit card is the only type of card you can get? Surprisingly enough, there are many secured credit cards out there, but taking the time to find the one that offers the most benefits...
  • 10 Best Secured Credit Cards

    Secured credit cards are a credit-building lifesaver if you have been unable to get a credit card due to poor or lack of credit. Although you have to make a deposit (which is held as collateral), secured credit cards can not only help you get a credit card but can...
  • Can A Tax Lien Affect My Credit Report?

    April 15 is a date that has significance to everyone who is old enough and required to pay taxes. Paying taxes is one of the few things in life that we absolutely have to do. If you don’t pay your taxes on time, you’ll be subject to penalties and...
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act

    The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a federal law that creates rights and protections for consumers. It ensures fairness, accuracy, and sound practices in the collection and use of credit reports and other personal financial information. The Congress has amended the law many times since its enactment in 1970...