Another big fight is brewing over the U.S. debt ceiling. But what is it, really, and what happens when the U.S. hits the ceiling?
These small changes pack a big punch, and they only take a few minutes to do.
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Two regional financial institutions in Virginia plan to merge to create the fourth largest community bank with headquarters in the state.
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Wells Fargo customers have begun receiving notification that their personal line of credit accounts will close, and the company confirmed Thursday that it will no longer offer the product. Once…
Customers behind on utility bills have about two months to catch up.
This one cuts to the heart of what lenders really want to know: “Are you going to pay your bills?” says Francis Creighton, president and CEO o…
These are the two worst items you can have on your credit history — and both will give future lenders pause, says Griffin.
“A high balance, as compared to the credit limit on your cards, is the second most important factor on your credit score,” says Griffin.
When you co-sign a credit card or a loan, the entire debt goes on your credit report. So, as far as lenders are concerned, you’re carrying tha…
Lenders don’t like to see only minimum payments on your credit report.
“Cash advances, in many cases, indicate desperation,” Ulzheimer says. “You’re generally borrowing from Peter to pay Paul.”
This one won’t so much scare lenders as cause them to take a second look at what’s going on in your financial life, says Griffin.
With the eldest of the generation pushing 40, millennials lately are less about rosé all day and more about term life insurance.
Expectations are high that this summer will be a time of economic growth for the United States. Earlier this month, AAA anticipated that 47.7 million Americans will travel from July 1-5. That’s a 40% jump from 2020 (34.2 million) and nearly marks a return to the prepandemic 2019 volume. More than 90% of Fourth of July travel this year is expected to take place by car, AAA added.
The change will occur as of September.
Wednesday’s night drawings Virginia Pick 3: 0-9-5