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Tag Archives: FICO Score
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
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:
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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.