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Photo credit: Photographer Faree Rolling out interviews Remus Jackson IV about The 850 Life group. He helps build people’s credit to achieve an 800 credit score. He speaks about his company’s future goals and his clients. What is it that you do? I help people manage their personal and business lifestyle, providing access to the elite…

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Financial independence means different things to different people. Maybe it’s having a certain amount of money in the bank, retiring early or becoming a homeowner. Regardless of our personal definitions, a common factor that can help us on our journey to financial independence is having strong credit. Responsibly managing your credit will impact much more…

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1. Review your credit report and find out your FICO score before applying for a loan. Make sure there are no late payments to creditors. If your credit score is above 680, you’re in good shape. If this doesn’t apply to you, wait six months to re-establish your credit to good standing. 2. Assess how much you…

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It’s important to know your FICO Score because it tells your financial history and determines credit risk. Created by Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), lenders reference your FICO Score when you apply for a loan, credit card and insurance. If you’re in the market for a new job, take into account employers can access your FICO…

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By Michelle Thornhill Early in my career, I remember sitting down with a family to help them prepare for buying a home. I asked them how their credit was, and the husband replied, “Our credit is very good. The creditors aren’t knocking on our door.” My first instinct was to laugh with him, until I…

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Did you know that credit reports over the last decade are used by more than just lenders or those alternative financing institutions responsible for approving credit for credit cards, homes or automobiles? Today, it is more important than ever to maintain a great credit score and have a system in place to pay your bills…

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