Saturday, November 23, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Getting Good Credit Scores


Advice from CreditKarma.
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  1. If you’re paring down your accounts, don’t close your oldest credit card — it’s what gives you a long credit history
  2. Sometimes credit cards will close an old account that never gets used. Use an old card now and then to prevent a potential score drop.
  3. When an older account (like mortgage or student loan) falls off your report, your score could drop since you’re losing the credit history that comes with that account.

Derogatory marks are good to avoid — they can stay on your report for 7-10 years.

If you have a collection

  1. Since debt collectors need to have proof that their info is accurate, you should dispute a collection if anything’s off.
  2. Know your rights — debt collectors can’t keep calling you.
  3. See if it’s worth negotiating your debt. If it’s old, you might just wait for it to fall off.

If you have a public record

  1. Public records like bankruptcies, civil judgements, and tax liens are harder to remove.
  2. If any info is wrong, get documentation and court records to build your case.
  3. Dispute with the credit bureaus to remove the public record.

What to know about Credit Cards

  1. Credit card use matters most for each individual card.
  2. The average use across all your cards is important, too.
  3. Try to stay under 30% (under 10% is even better!) — and remember, you don’t need to carry any credit card debt to build your credit.

How this gets calculated

  • Banks usually share your info with credit bureaus on the same day each month.
  • This isn’t the same day you pay your bill.
  • That means you could have paid your bill to $0, but a different number gets on your credit report.

What to know about late payments

  1. A single 30 or 60 day missed payment is easier to recover from, but can hurt your score significantly.
  2. A 90 day missed payment is more damaging and could disqualify you from certain loans.
  3. After 90 days, missed payments can become charge-offs and be sent to a collection agency.

How this gets calculated

  • This percentage follows a formula that includes all the possible payments you can make across all your reported accounts.
  • For example: If you had 120 possible payments in your credit history, but had 3 late payments in that time, the calculation would be: (120 - 3) / 120 = 97.5%
Lenders typically like to see that you've used a variety of accounts responsibly.

What to know

  1. Having different account types (like credit cards and loans) can help your credit.
  2. Don’t fret about an exact number or mix, since you’ll build these over time. The important thing is that you’re using accounts responsibly.
  3. If a mortgage, student loan or auto loan falls off your report, your score could drop since you’re losing a line of credit that’s given you a lot of credit history.
Minimize the number of credit inquiries on your report by NOT applying for new credit cards
Hard inquiries from things like credit applications can stay on your report for up to 2 years, but their effects tend to fade over time.

What to know

  1. Good news! It’s a temporary ding and scores usually bounce back in 3 months.
  2. Plan ahead and minimize your hard inquiries at least 9-12 months before trying to get a mortgage or big loan.
 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Deodorant versus Antipersperant

What is safer deodorant or antiperspirant?

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The conclusion: Scent-masking deodorant is the safer choice. ... Deodorant fights odor by killing bacteria with alcohol, while antiperspirant does that and stops up your sweat glands temporarily with an aluminum compound.Jul 30, 2015
 

Are Antiperspirants Safe?

Antiperspirants: Should You Worry? In short: No. There is no real scientific evidence that aluminum or any of the other ingredients in these products pose any threat to human health. "These products can be used with high confidence of their safety.Jun 1, 2011
 

Is Aluminum in antiperspirants dangerous?

Aluminum-containing antiperspirants prevent toxins from being expelled by the body. These toxins clog up lymph nodes around the armpits and breasts and cause breast cancer. The aluminum in deodorants is absorbed by the skin. ... The risk is higher for women who apply deodorant after shaving.Jul 14, 2015
 
  • The debate goes on.  I have read information from both sides. Some say anti-antiperspirants are safe. They are regulated by the FHA. Others show studies that anti-antiperspirants combined with other toxins can possibly cause cancer and Alzheimer's. To be safe, I'm not going to use anti-antiperspirants. John Fisher, PhD
 

Does deodorant have antiperspirant?

Aluminium salts – the active ingredient found in antiperspirants – dissolve into the moisture on the skin's surface. ... An antiperspirant can also be a deodorant, because it can stop sweat and contain a fragrance at the same time. But deodorants only mask body odor; they don't help to prevent sweating.
 
 

Why is deodorant bad for you?

An antiperspirant or deodorant can also contain parabens -- a form of preservative that can be shown to mimic the activity of oestrogen in the body's cells. For years, theories and studies have hypothesised that exposure to either parabens or aluminium chloride can lead to an increased cancer risk.Oct 26, 2016
 

What's the best natural deodorant?

Best baking-soda deodorants
  • Soapwalla Deodorant Cream. ...
  • Schmidt's Lavender and Sage Natural Deodorant. ...
  • Schmidt's Rose and Vanilla Deodorant Stick. ...
  • Ursa Major Hoppin' Fresh Deodorant. ...
  • Agent Nateur Holi(man) No 5 Deodorant. ...
  • Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant. ...
  • Oyin Handmade Funk Butter. ...
  • Routine Natural Deodorant.
Feb 27, 2019

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