Category Archives: Improve Your Credit

Establishing Credit for your Business

Dear Michelle, What is the most expeditious way to establish business credit without the need for a personal guarantee? Thank you! Eric Dear Eric, You should apply for credit under your business name with vendors you are currently working with … Continue reading

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Top 3 things your Clients can do to Help their Credit

If you try to help your clients to have better credit polcies, you may want to share this blog post with them. Many of your clients and the debtors you are calling may be having credit problems because of the … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Money Sins, know your debtors – Part 1

In part one of my series Seven Deadly Money Sins, know your debtors, I want to introduce you to the first type of debtor you can run into when making collection calls.  As a business owner, credit manager or collector … Continue reading

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Why are so many in debt?

With all the blogs, articles, books, television shows and classes being offered all over the place about staying out of debt, getting out of debt and how to handle finances, why are so many people still in debt? I think … Continue reading

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Do you know your Interest Rate?

Did you know that over 70% of American consumers that use credit cards have no idea what interest rates they are paying? Most credit problems are unexpected.  No one gets credit for things with the intention of not paying and … Continue reading

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Do you know your credit score?

I recently heard of a company called FreeScore that provides credit scores, credit reports and consumer credit information as well as identity theft protection services.  I signed up to check it out and was excited to be able to get … Continue reading

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What makes my credit score go down?

Some unexpected signs that your credit is tanking: Many people don’t realize that whenever someone checks their credit, their credit score GOES DOWN. This can happen due to many things,  for example if you are looking for a job and … Continue reading

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Keeping the Lights On

As the economy worsens, more and more people look at their bills each month and have to decide which ones to pay and what can wait. When you are making that decision make sure you are aware of how not … Continue reading

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HELP! I am in Debt! What to do before losing your mind.

What can I do if I’ve always paid my bills on time, but I suddenly can’t? The most important thing to do is to get in touch with who ever you owe money to. This will help your situation, call … Continue reading

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Does the Economy have you down? I can help!

Do you have questions about your debt or credit? With the economy slipping more and more each day this is a topic on everyone’s mind, the consumer and business owners. Are you in debt? Are bill collectors calling you? Do … Continue reading

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