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Bank checking account - How to read a bank checking account statement.

Business loan - Get funding to start a small business or to finance a corporation.

How much money can I borrow - Input the amount you can afford to repay, whether bi-weekly or monthly installments, and the calculator will review the maximum loan amount you can afford to payback.

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Card & Loan calculators - Calculate credit card interest, mortgage payments, home refinancing, and to manage and track expenses budgets, plus create a household budget.

Checkbook Register - Free CheckBook Register Software to Manage Expenses

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Christmas credit card debt - Options on how to get help with too much Christmas credit card debt.

Christmas credit card shopping - Tips for safe shopping with your credit card.

Consolidate student loan - Apply to refinance student loan debt for a lower interest rate and payments.

Counterfeit money - Spot counterfeit money and report fake money to the govt.

Create a will - How to create a will yourself and prepare a living will.

Credit card statement - How to read a credit card billing statement.

Credit and divorce - How divorce affects your credit score and bill payments.

Credit and loan prequalification - Prequalify for credit cards and loans based upon your credit score.

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Free CheckBook Register Software to Manage Expenses. You can categorize and itemize your bills to see where you spend money most. Our software is valued at over $6,000 but it's yours, 100% FREE!


Credit Federal's Free Personal Finance Center: Manage your checkbook register and more easily balance your account using our free software. It's simple to use, operates on Windows computers and requires 16MB of disk space. Download to your home or mobile computer.


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Our software is more powerful than regular, paper checkbook registers. In addition to making it easier to manage your checking account expenses, the software also offers you other free functions.

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Get your free checkbook register software.  It's like an electronic checkbook register template, because instead of using a pencil and eraser, you use your computer number-pad and delete key. Our software will automatically calculate your total checkbook entries; including deposits (credits) and debits, plus it will total categories of expenses. A regular, paper checkbook ledger won't automatically do that for you! Credit Federal's free personal budget software will itemize how much you spend in each category for any date range. For example, you can view how much you spent on rent for the past year, or how much you've spent on utilities for the past six months. You can view all of your income (deposits) for the past year, or for just the last several weeks. Our software is 100% free and operates directly from your personal computer (Windows Required). Download our free software.



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Personal Credit


Personal credit counseling can be received in various ways, for example it may be in the form of a one-on-one consultation to review finances, by attending seminars or credit counseling classes, or attending classes to learn about finances. These could be offered by a non-profit organization, a church, community education course, colleges, or a private business. There are several choices for learning how to manage or get help to manage your personal credit. Many people seek the help of a reputable company, and this can be done by checking with your local BBB or Better Business Bureau.


A Better Business Bureau rates businesses based on previous customer reviews or even their complaints. It will list how fast any complaints were resolved, or if they were resolved. The BBB offers free access to the public and ratings of credit counseling companies can be viewed online. It can be helpful to find a person who recommends a company. One option could be to ask friends, family members, or neighbors if they have used a specific company you are interest in contacting, and if they were pleased with the services provided.


By speaking to a previous customer, positive or negative information about a company can be learned. A good personal credit counseling agency needs to be honest with their clients. For example, some companies will mislead clients about the ways they can fix bad credit reports. Credit counseling companies can not reestablish someone's bad credit but they can offer suggestions to rebuild poor scores and give advice about how to pay off debts, to be able to reestablish credit.


Some companies work with their clients and teach them the benefits of understanding and managing their credit reports. This could be done with a consultant or through some group seminars. They can give valuable information by educating consumers about credit. People can learn about how credit affects their financial life, and ways to get credit to rebuild credit. For example, a person with poor credit could apply to get a short term personal loan, with the goal to repay it back by the due date. The goal is to get positive information reported, and this helps over time.


Credit Reports could affect these areas:


* Employment

* Insurance

* Renting 

* Credit Cards

* Mortgage

* Student Loans

* Large Purchases

* Auto Loans and Leases

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Personal Loan


Consumers have multiple credit resources as they tackle financial problems. People constantly deal with late bills, basic expenses, and high medical debts. One choice to consider is applying for a personal loan to get extra money. No matter what kind of circumstance, finding money online has become more simple than going to a local bank. Tight credit means banks are lending less money to people who have experienced some financial issues. 


Needing money at times has not changed over the years, people still have days when they need or just want a small personal loan. These loans are called fast cash loans and they are unsecured loans, meaning that they do not have collateral backing them. The borrower must sign a formal promise to repay the loan. This makes any associated paperwork much simpler and faster. 


Large loans are typically obtained from a bank and require some form of collateral, like a home, auto, or other big item. Because of having collateral, interest rates tend to be significantly lower. Applicants may want to redo a home or pay for their young adult's college, so the collateral often used is a home. The risk is that it could be lost if the loan is not paid back. Another problem can be when a person borrows more than they really need, thus taking more years to get it paid off.


For really small loans of a couple of hundred dollars, credit cards or payday loans may be used to make purchases. These can be choices when a little money is needed for a specific purchase or project. Rates and terms of any loan, is affected by credit history. For example, a person who has bad credit will pay more in higher interest rates. Yet if money is needed, a high interest loan may be the only way to get funds.


Smaller loans are sometimes referred to as a signature loan, and payday loans are signature loans. These can be somewhat more expensive, but when compared to late fees for bounced checks, they can have much lower charges. Cash advances of a few hundred dollars and up to as much as $1500, are typically granted without even a credit check. This option allows borrowing opportunities that work for millions of people no matter what their credit type. Eliminating small debts are often done by using means like payday loans. This can help get a late bill paid to get a bill collector satisfied, and the loan can be repaid a few weeks later. 


Using the Internet can be helpful as there is much information on knowing how to manage finances successfully, or to be able to undo bad credit. Being able to effectively manage money can have a positive effect on your present and future financial security. Good credit can produce better terms and rates on long term loans. Before seeking any type of loan, review scores to get an idea if getting credit will be costly due to less than perfect history.


When considering a new home loan, no matter what your credit status, become an informed consumer by researching available choices. Loan shopping is when you review the terms, conditions, and rates of possible lenders. For blemished credit, it is even more important, to check out the costs. Never rush into an agreement thinking there are no other options. There is no need to just stick to the choices of dealing with local lenders, because there are tons of national loan lenders online.


Refinancing mortgages is done everyday using lenders on the Internet and has become a very popular way to do business. Take advantage of numerous options to get the best refinancing. One big reason people go for refinancing, is to get extra cash to pay debts, college, or remodel a home. When choosing to refinance, make sure you know all the costs involved in the loan. Responsible borrowers are taking advantage of low rates while they last, and they figure exactly what they can borrow and pay back easily.


Personal credit is important, and scores reveal the good or the bad grade. Being able to save money in fees, is determined by scores. Checking credit reports and managing bills is all part of the process to maintain or rebuild personal credit.

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Fixed Rate Mortgage: You want predictable and steady monthly mortgage principle and interest payments for the length of the loan
Adjustable Rate Mortgage: You want the ability to purchase a larger home or prefer to have lower payments initially
Jumbo Loan: You need to borrow amounts in excess of the conforming loan amounts allowed by FNMA and FHLMC
FHA Loan: You want to purchase a home with a low down payment or require a loan with flexible guidelines
VA Loan: You are a veteran looking to purchase a home
Construction or Lot Loan: You are building a home
Good Neighbor Program™: You want to purchase a home with a low down payment or require more flexible funding options to purchase the home of your dreams
My Community Mortgage: You are a teacher, firefighter, healthcare worker, law enforcement officer or military personnel looking to purchase a home in the community you serve.
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Club53® Package - Special perks for those age 50 or better.
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Earn interest on your checking balance, plus get discounts on other products and services.

Best For You If… You want your checking balance to earn interest, and you keep a fairly large amount of money in your checking account. Because You Get:
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Fees associated with Interest Checking Package: We’ll waive the monthly service fee1 when you maintain either:
* A $2,000 daily balance
* A $20,000 combined balance in all of your accounts (checking, savings, CDs and Brokerage).

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Savings Accounts: A savings account is a great place to secure your finances and let your money grow over time. It can also be a useful tool for teaching young ones how to save and budget money. No matter what your needs, Fifth Third has the right account for you.

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Internet Banking & Online Bill Payment - Fifth Third's easy-to-use Internet Banking and Online Bill Payment system gives you greater control of your finances. Our online banking services provide the convenience of accessing your account information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Personal Internet Banking is fast, free* and completely secure. Learn more about Internet Banking and Online Bill Pay.

Mobile Banking - Now, it's quick and easy to securely access all of your Fifth Third account information whenever you need it. With Fifth Third Mobile Banking, you can check your balances, locate branches and ATMs, or transfer funds-any time, any place, right from your phone. And to help bring banking to you when you're on the go, Fifth Third Mobile Banking provides account text alerts that can be automatically sent to your mobile device.

Vehicle Financing Options: If you’re looking for an auto loan to purchase a vehicle, Fifth Third Bank offers the following financing options:
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The products listed above include these great benefits:
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Credit Tip: Banks borrow money from individuals, companies and sometimes even from the government, and then they invest that money in securities or through private loans to make a profit. When deciding to approve a loan application, they consider several factors, chiefly the overall risk.

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Friendly, Polite and Trustworthy Banks - In the midst of a crisis of confidence in the banking sector, those institutions that are regarded by consumers as “friendly,” “polite” and “trusted” are most likely to be recommended, according to the latest quarterly Recommendation Index, a joint effort of Omnicom-owned word-of-mouth public relations firm Zócalo Group and M/A/R/C Research.

Leading the Recommendation Index among the most recommended consumer banks are PNC Bank, Wells Fargo, Capital One, ING, Bank of America, HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Wachovia and JPMorgan Chase-although credit unions (included as a group to reflect strong consumer sentiment for that definable category) placed second on the list overall behind PNC Bank.

The Recommendation Index represents how much more likely a brand is to be recommended positively rather than negatively, accounting for not just the volume of conversation about a brand but also the nature of the recommendation. In addition to providing an overall ranking of both positively and negatively recommended brands, the Recommendation Index also creates a score that marketers can use to compare against other brands in the same category.

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