Financial Habits to Adopt in 2017

Additional Healthy Financial Habits to Adopt These habits will help you strengthen your financial situation. Adopting just a few of these good habits could lead to a better financial future overall. 1. Set up Automatic Savings If you have not set up automatic deposits to your savings, you should do so. Putting money in savings is crucial. … Continue reading Financial Habits to Adopt in 2017

DO’s & DON’T’s of Credit Card Use

Inlanta Pewaukee Responsible Credit Card Use Why should we care what you do with your credit cards? As responsible lenders, we want to educate prospective home buyers that may need a little help in the credit department. Why? Responsible credit card use can improve credit scores and assist with a smooth mortgage loan approval process – something … Continue reading DO’s & DON’T’s of Credit Card Use

Should You Opt Out of Credit Offers?

Inlanta Pewaukee Where Do Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers Come From? Consumer credit reporting companies, like Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, allow companies to pull lists of individuals meeting specific credit criteria to send pre-approved or pre-screened offers of credit or insurance (referred to as “Firm Offers”). Benefits of Receiving Firm Offers (Pre-Approved Credit Offers) According to the … Continue reading Should You Opt Out of Credit Offers?

The Great Debate: Renting Vs. Owning

Renting vs. Owning is one of the greatest debates consumers face. What are the pros and cons of each? Which option is cheaper? What is better for my current lifestyle? These are some of the questions renters face when trying to decide whether home-ownership is the right choice for them. Contrary to popular belief, renting … Continue reading The Great Debate: Renting Vs. Owning

A Graduate’s Guide to Healthy Finances

With college in the rear view and a cumbersome student loan bill coming your way, there is no time like the present to jump into adulthood and begin learning about properly managing your finances! Here is a college grad’s guide to financial stability and success: Build a Safety Net Building an emergency or “rainy day” … Continue reading A Graduate’s Guide to Healthy Finances

How to Improve & Maintain a Healthy Credit Score

If you haven’t heard it before, we’ll let you in on a secret. Having and maintaining a healthy credit score is important. Not only will good credit allow you to eventually achieve big dreams like purchasing a home or buying a car but it is also a vital asset to everyday life. Whether you’re currently … Continue reading How to Improve & Maintain a Healthy Credit Score

Healthy Financial Habits to Adopt- Part 2

Last week, we gave you six habits to adopt for healthy finances. This week, we want to give you some more habits to consider incorporating into your life to strengthen your financial situation. Adopting just a few of these good habits could lead to a better financial future overall. Set up Automatic Savings If you have … Continue reading Healthy Financial Habits to Adopt- Part 2