But I Pay My Rent On Time…

Don't let your credit score keep you from buying

Recently, we had someone who wanted to lease one of our West Bank homes. It turns out that his credit was not up to snuff. What surprised me was that he got insulted about being turned down, telling me "I don't know what my credit score has to do with it, I always pay my rent on time". The thing is....your credit score impacts so much of your life that if you don't guard it and keep it as high as possible, you'll have trouble not just renting a home right now, but ever buying a home in the future. Read more »

Saving vs Paying Off Debt: The Great Debate

We welcome guest blogger Miles Victor of Regions Bank with his take on saving vs paying off debt. Usually, my time is spent fielding questions from people about how they can better their current financial situation.  I’m frequently asked about our banks products and how they can help individuals “weather the […] Read more »

Don’t Make It Harder to Get a Home Mortgage

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New Orleans Mortgages There was some interesting information in CityBusiness this week about how fishermen, shrimpers and others in the industry are being financially impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Everyone is trying to determine how those who have effectively been put out of business or […] Read more »