Category Archives: Debt & Credit Free

Cash vs Credit – The Battle Lines Are Drawn

It is a certain fact that where credit used to be the preserve of a few people with major disposable income, now loans and credit cards are common parts of life for most sections of society. This has led to situations where it is assumed that the less well-off are the people who like to take out credit and get into difficulties, believing that society cannot do anything about it. However, it seems clear now that even […]

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Why Do We Use Credit?

When someone falls into debt due to a history of using credit there is invariably a rush of questions as to why they saw fit to borrow so much in the first place. Part of the reason is the way that credit has been sold by the banks – if you apply today you could have that new car tomorrow – and part is due to the fact that people always feel more secure the more money […]

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Your Credit Rating And What It Affects

Any time you take out credit for the purposes of making a purchase, or for any other reason in fact, this information goes onto a file which is held by any one (or more) of a number of credit monitoring agencies in your country. Any payments you make (or miss) and any changes to your account are recorded on this file. Depending on the agency, your credit rating is judged on the basis of the information held […]

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A Life Of Debt

Since about a decade ago, the rise in numbers of people using credit to fund larger purchases has been steep. We have definitely become more impatient as a society, and this has meant that where we see an opportunity to acquire expensive consumer items we are unlikely to spurn that opportunity. Due to the rise in availability of credit in the early part of this century, this has seen people taking out loans or putting expensive purchases […]

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