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The #1 Myth running wild out there about building credit is that you need a credit card or car note to build........................

If you finished that sentence with the word CREDIT you are correct, if you believe that myth you are soooooooo wrong.  Building your credit score does not always mean that you have to incur debt!!  But in order to meet our financial goals we must bite the bullet and learn how to work with the system to improve our chance of becoming a qualified borrower. 

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Topics: Credit

Still struggling with a certain Milwaukee energy company? We are back to continue with five more WE Energies secrets to improve your budget and even your credit.  Some large companies have a way of making us feel forgotten about when we don't understand or don't feel as though we have access to their resources. But with some digging, we discovered 5 more secrets to help you get you back on top of your energy bills...

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Topics: Credit

If you're one of the many Milwaukee residents frustrated by WE Energies, we have some tips for you to make your relationship a little more manageable. In fact, there are some very useful services they offer to help your budget and with your credit if you know where to look.  Here are 9 secrets to help you master your this important relationship and your utility bill today... 

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Topics: Credit

Buying a home will likely be the most expensive and important purchase you will make. But considering many Milwaukee renters are paying at least $100 more each month then they would likely pay to own and maintain a home; it is worth it to buy.  

To lesson the fear of making a mistake, in our last education post we talked about two major mistakes first-time homebuyer make and how to avoid them. We are back with three more mistakes to help you learn what not to do... 

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Topics: Buying a Home, Homebuyer Education

If you are like many Americans, you get excited around tax time to see that pretty chunk of change available at your fingertips. Face it, we could all use more cash, there never seems to be enough to go around. 

However, your tax refund is not free money. It is your hard earned income that the government has been collecting from your paycheck throughout the year to cover your tax burdens. If the taxes you owed is less than what the government has collected through the year, you'll be getting a tax refund. Since this is your money, lets talk about a few ways you can keep more of it for yourself...

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Topics: Rent to Own, Buying a Home, Homebuyer Education

As a first time homebuyer, the process may seem daunting; but it doesn't have to be. There is a wealth of information at your fingertips these days with many trustworthy books and websites out there to walk you through the process, step by step. For example, HUD is a governement website with info, videos, and homebuyer programs to guide you through the process. 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is also a good site for homebuyer advice and handy calculators - be advised there are quite a few ads.

There are many resources that you can help you on your path to homeownership. But doing all this research can give us information overlord, sometimes a what not to do list can help us more than anything.

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Topics: Rent to Own, Buying a Home, Homebuyer Education

There are 3 main pathways to homeownership: cash, mortgage, and rent-to-own.  You can benefit from knowing how to get the best terms for your purchase with each path. Inside the land of homebuyer counselors, financial coaches, Realtors, and banks, there are key strategies to gathering the most resources and negotiating the right points.  With the following insider tips, you can make the right decision for your family regardless of which path you choose...

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Topics: Rent to Own, Buying a Home

Attention to all those chasing that 850 FICO score... Length of Credit History is 15% of your score.  If you are trying to build your credit score...

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Topics: Credit, Homebuyer Education

You long for the day of being able to own your home.  Whether it's a big backyard or just the peace of mind and not having to deal with a landlord, one obstacles you might face is saving for a down payment for your mortgage or the up-front cash needed to buy a rent to own home in Milwaukee. With a bit of help and hard work, you'll be able to build the savings you need to get into that home. 

I previously discussed determining the amount of money you will need to get into a home. But you may be wondering how you can build up enough savings to meet these requirements if you simply don't have the funds right now. Here are 5 great tips...

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Topics: Buying a Home, Homebuyer Education

Welcome to the forth edition of Credit Score Bootcamp. Last time we talked about the number one factor to repairing your credit score, this time we'll talk about the second biggest factor in your score: the amount you owe in debt.

Living within your means is easier said than done! If you give me a credit card with a $5,000 limit and I spend it, I assume I'm good as long as I pay the minimum due by the due date. Wrong Answer! 

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Topics: Credit, Homebuyer Education

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