Build Credit in your Name

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If you have delinquent credit and are married, you might want to build your credit in your name instead of using your spouse. Somebody has to have stability. Also if you are divorced and all the credit cards of credit information are in your spouse’s name you will need to reestablish your credit in your name. Getting your credit reestablished is the first step to repairing your credit. When you obtain your credit report you will see that your spouse’s name is listed on the credit reports. This is because together you and your spouse applied for credit cards, took out car loans or what have you. This means that you are responsible for your spouse’s account. The advantage is that credit bureaus cannot list the negative accounts against you if you are divorced. Once you have copies of your credit report you will then need to cancel all joint accounts. If you contact the creditors to resolve the issues on your credit report be sure to ask the creditors to take in consideration your spouse’s credit history. It is important to bring into light your spouse’s credit history when applying for a loan. Let the lenders know that you are now divorced and starting your own credit line. If you apply for credit cards, be sure the cards are in your name and use them wisely since this helps to rebuild your credit quicker than most sources. Make sure that you pay minimum balance on the credit card accounts each month to avoid delinquencies. If at all possible when you see that your funds are low; pay your bills rather than making a purchase on your credit card. Once you bills are paid be sure to make a payment on your credit card. This method not only keeps you out of trouble with other creditors, but offers a solution for repairing your credit. If you can afford to pay your bills each month and use your credit card be sure to only purchase items you need and keep it at a minimal. If at all possible payoff your credit card balances each month to avoid interest. Interest rates cost an additional hundreds of dollars in the long run, so paying off your dues on time can save you money. If you don’t have credit cards and decide to choose a card be honest on your application and look for the best interest rates available. If you are in debt it is wise to payoff your dues before applying for a credit card, unless you intend to use the card to get out of debt. If you plan to use the card to get out of debt search for the best interest rates, as well as cards that offer cash back on your spending. There are tips for managing credit cards to repair credit. It is important that you are consistent with the use of your name. For example, if your name is Robert Leon Swisher Jr., always sign your name accordingly. Do not use your card dishonestly for advantages. Few people believe that lying can get them out of a problem. The truth lying gets you in deeper. If you are filling out an application for credit cards tell the truth. It is important that you understand the timeframe to apply for a credit card. If you are out of work, lived at your resident for less than a year or you have negatives on your credit report, this is not a good time to apply for a credit card. If you are stable it is always wise to apply with lenders where you have done business with them at a later time. Building your credit after divorce is difficult at times. However it is not an impossible task. It is important that you are aware that most credit card solicitations are gimmicks that only offer you a solution for hanging yourself. Instead of getting out a rope, it is wise to stay alert, and investigate any credit card offer made available to you. Finally, you want to avoid low introductory rates on credit cards since after about six months the interest rates often hit the roof.


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YFL Family Mint

FamilyMint is an award-winning online money management and goal-setting application that offers an engaging way for kids to learn financial responsibility. It’s easy for kids to use, lets them connect their money with real-world meaning, and most importantly, learn by doing. Your UCES Protection Plan membership gives you access to the YFL’s FamilyMint web and mobile interfaces, provides a quarterly financial newsletter “snippet” for kids, as well as detailed information on how to bring the FamilyMint workbook program to your child’s classroom.

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