Category: Personal finance

Your credit score: updates you should know

Practical money matters by Jason Alderman CREDIT SCORING has evolved over the last three decades and this fall, FICO made one more important change. Borrowers who have struggled with medical debt and those with a limited credit history might see…

An introduction to credit cards

Practical money matters by Jason Alderman CREDIT CARDS offer many advantages. There is the convenience of being able to buy needed items now and the security of not having to carry cash. You also receive fraud protection and in some…

To buy or lease – a very good car question

Practical money matters by Jason Alderman Jason Alderman TODAY, I’m wrapping up my series on getting a good deal on a new car by explaining another financing choice for you. Do you want to buy or lease your new vehicle?…

The ins and outs of car financing

Practical Money by Jason Alderman Jason Alderman JUST BECAUSE you’ve figured out what you can afford, lenders won’t necessarily agree. That’s where your credit report comes in. Lenders decide how large a loan you qualify for strictly by looking at…

The correct way to buy a used car

Practical money matters by Jason Alderman SOME PEOPLE seem to buy a new car every year or so. What happens to all the ones they’ve gotten rid of after just a year? People buy them and sometimes get great deals….

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