Lower your insurance rates by raising your credit score

Lower your insurance rates by raising your credit score

Miss a car payment? A few late credit card fees? Before you know it, you could have bad credit. It can make your life miserable, and much more expensive. A new study by insurancequotes.com says it can even raise your insurance rates! In some cases, bad credit can almosttriple your insurance rates. Even having “average”…

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5 things seniors should know about student loans

5 things seniors should know about student loans

If you’re retired and have student loan debt, you have lots of company. Two senators have introduced a bill to protect Social Security benefits being garnished to pay off student loans. But don’t count on Congress to provide much help — the Protection of Social Security Benefits Restoration Act is a long way from passing,…

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Having cleared out abandoned homes, South Bend must decide what’s next

Having cleared out abandoned homes, South Bend must decide what’s next

The void, and the lack of a concrete plan from the administration to fill it, prompted South Bend Common Council member Regina Williams-Preston, whose district has seen the most homes bulldozed, and affordable housing developer Ann Mannix earlier this month to propose 100 Homes in 500 Days. The plan would fill some of those lots…

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Poor Credit Can Raise Your Homeowner’s Insurance Premiums

Poor Credit Can Raise Your Homeowner’s Insurance Premiums

Credit-based insurance appears to be playing a larger role in assessing homeowner’s premiums. The average difference in premiums between excellent and fair/poor credit has increased for the last three years in a row. Your credit score “can affect your life in terms of having everything be a little bit more expensive. So when it comes…

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Peters, Capito reintroduce bipartisan student loan rehabilitation bill

Peters, Capito reintroduce bipartisan student loan rehabilitation bill

The FAIR Student Credit Act would expand the loan rehabilitation program by giving private lenders the flexibility to make it easier for borrowers to improve their credit standing. Under current law, federal loans may be rehabilitated one time and borrowers can repair their credit, while private lenders do not have the ability to remove negative…

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Why Poor Credit Can Triple Your Homeowners Insurance

Why Poor Credit Can Triple Your Homeowners Insurance

Meanwhile, other states showed that a credit-based insurance score will play a less significant roll in determining annual premiums. For instance, Florida homeowners with a poor credit-based insurance score will only pay an average of 26 percent more for home insurance than someone with an excellent score in that state.

Firm proposes privately funding new terminal at Kansas City International Airport

Firm proposes privately funding new terminal at Kansas City International Airport

James said private financing would remove any question of taxpayer risk. “That’s a Kansas City innovative solution to a Kansas City sticky problem,” he said. “It’s something the airlines are comfortable with. It reduces the risk. It gets our airport built.” Engineering firm Burns amp; McDonnell has asked city officials to be the lead firm…

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Two gunned down over monetary row – The Nation

Two gunned down over monetary row – The Nation

GUJRANWALA/ SAHIWAL-Two persons were gunned down over a money dispute here at Awan Chowk in the Aroop Police limits on Sunday. According to police sources, Shahid had a dispute over Rs20,0000 with some persons. On Sunday Shahid along with his friend Ilyas was sitting in front of his house when his rivals came there and…

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