Tag Archives: FICO Score

Friday Financial Tidbit-Why standard financial advice bugs me

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, see what I post on Facebook and Twitter, or listen to the podcast you know that my beliefs about how money works and how my family handles our money are … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-What your FICO score is and isn’t (VLOG)

There has been a lot of debate on the FICO score recently so I decided to record a video describing what the FICO score is and isn’t:

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #34-Don’t be fooled by the build your credit score LIE

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: The Credit Score lie The facts about the FICO What makes up your FICO score The alternatives to credit scores What to focus on instead of your credit score Don’t Be … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Do not be defined by your FICO score

The FICO score was invented to help determine one’s credit worthiness. However, somehow over the years it has morphed into something even bigger where we judge people based on whether or not they have a good credit score. The following … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Credit cards are not evil. It is what you do with them that can get you into trouble.

What’s your view on credit cards? If you ask that question 100 times you will probably get 100 different answers. My friend Matt Wegner recently wrote a great article titled “Can you live debt free and still have credit cards?” … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Celebrating financial differences with your spouse

Last year around this time I did a podcast series on “Love and Money.” One of the shows focused on the differences between men and women. Usually we look at how our spouse views money differently from us and it … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Do not settle on just being ‘Good enough’

“Good is the Enemy of Great” ~ Jim Collins Good to Great This quote in Jim’s book Good to Great* is one of my favorite quotes because I have found it to be so true in my own life. How … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Do you need a FICO score if you are not borrowing money?

Last year on a podcast, I debated the pros and cons of the FICO score. If you do not know, the FICO score is the most commonly accepted way for lenders to determine one’s credit worthiness. The difference between having … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-eCredable: The alternative to the FICO score

The Fair Isaac Company and their FICO score has become the standard in the loan industry when determining whether or not to make a particular loan to an individual. I have written before about why I am not a big … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Who knows how to manage their money better?

Below is a video I created as part of the Financial Literacy Month.  Some others financial coaches and personal finance bloggers, including myself got together to create a daily one minute video asking a question dealing with financial literacy. 

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