Many people, both in the finance field and outside it, often refer to credit scores, but not everyone knows what a credit score actually is and what it is made up of. There are lots of articles covering this topic online, but many of them contain an overwhelming amount of information, so I’d like to cover the basics.
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BCR Wealth is pleased to announce our first BLOG PICTURE CONTEST for a series that Marshall has written about how to select and work with a banker. Below is a small section of the blog:
Imagine two people are getting onto Interstate 459 at the same time. One of them is driving a first generation 1991 Ford Explorer that is known to have rollover issues at higher speeds. The other driver has just driven off the lot with a brand new 2016 Corvette Z06 which is a world-class supercar. Do you expect the speed limit on Interstate 459 to be different for the two different cars?
Dave Ramsey is famous for saying, “If you don’t control your money, the lack of money will control you.” The most basic way to begin taking control of your money is to devise a budget. Many people who set out to live by a budget give up fairly quickly the first time they get frustrated by the process or by something they didn’t think to plan for.
Once upon a time we took it for granted that a money market account would earn an above average interest rate without risking losing money. In the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, the Reserve Primary Fund, our country’s oldest money market fund was forced to lower the net asset value (NAV) of its money market fund below $1 and all of its shareholders saw a loss.