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Without you the bank wouldn’t be in business.

1) Character – You actually knew the banker. Local lending.

2) Collateral – Car, house, 4 wheeler, tractor, etc.

3) Credit – Payment history. 3 X 5 cards at Sears when my wife was young.

4) Capacity (paycheck) – This is the real asset. The real collateral.

Closing:
The real asset is you. No paycheck, no monthly payments. They’re not in the car business or the 4 wheeler business. They’re in the business of collecting interest payments from you. Selling the installment contract to someone else who collects the interest payments and getting paid a fee.

Bank doesn’t want empty houses they have to pay taxes/insurance/maintenance on. They want interest payments, your rent payment for the use of their money.

Resource:
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Rates

In the audio (click above) we cover:

What is the interest rate?
Who decides?
Difference between the interest rate and the REAL interest rate.
3 ways to save interest paid over the life of the loan.
Why do we borrow money from strangers?

Resource:

The Man Who Quit Money

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193 DSR – Credit Scores

September 1, 2015

credit score

Ahyh is our guest. We discuss credit scores. What they are and are NOT. Late payments. How they affect your scores. Why should you care? And a real life case study of a credit card late payment.

What makes a credit score? Rate = Risk?

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Resources:
yhwh.com
Experian
Equifax
Transunion

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Interest

You’re borrowing the purchase price and you’re borrowing the interest paid. At the same time. Two loans, not one. Look at your amortization schedule. A – Mort – ization – Mort means death.

What is interest?
Rent for the use of the bank’s money.
They didn’t have it to lend anyway. You created it when you signed the promissory note.

$100k loan @ 4% interest for 30 years. You pay back $100k.
And you pay back $72k interest or rent for the use of the banks money.

$72K divided by $100k = 72% interest, not 4% as you’ve been lead to believe.

You don’t question it because the monthly payment fits into your comfort zone.

So you borrow $100k and payback $172K. You have to earn $172k plus (for example) your 25% tax bracket. You have to earn $172k plus $43k to payback the loan. That’s you earning $215k to pay back a $100k loan.

Check out the blogtalk interview with host Rick Fiorio:
The Right Side of Things

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We talk to Melanie Free-Clinton of Good Credit Headquarters and explore:

1) What is a good credit score?
2) How can you improve your credit score?
3) Are lending and credit scores just a game?
4) Melanie’s feelings about co-signing a loan for someone.
5) Why applying for credit in multiple places in a short period of time isn’t a good idea.

You can find Melanie at:
Good Credit Headquarters
YouTube

Give us a call on our voicemail listener feedback line at 615-200-7189 or drop Greg an email at:
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Family-money

1) If we’re going to borrow money, why from a bank?
2) Why not from a family member?
3) Not having the money to lend is why we don’t.
4) Knowing people’s business is why we don’t.

– Draw up a promissory note. Take collateral (if possible). If a family member is irresponsible, don’t lend. If you borrower from a family member, pay it back. Don’t assume you don’t have to and it’s OK just because it’s family.

– Decrease dependency on banks (strangers), keep wealth in the family/community, teach each other to save/build wealth. Stop giving money to corporations that don’t care about you (Wall Street).

Resource:
kiva.org (micro lending around the world)
Lending Club
Prosper

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life is short
Life is short, you only live once. Why not live free?

“Plastic has wings to fly out of wallets and purses and mannequins in a store front window get more looks than artwork in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” – John from NYC

Consume – to use up or destroy as in fire. Cancer.

Q: If you could change one thing about money, what would it be?
A: Eliminate interest charged in lending.

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credit score

PODCAST AUDIO – click to listen

In this 111th episode I talk to Oscar Smith about the ugly math of credit scores.

Questions:
Who’s responsible for what’s on your credit report?
Is using credit reports to screen job applicants considered discriminatory?
What factors are used to determine your credit score?

The bottom line is credit reports aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The better your scores, the better price you get when borrowing money and paying rates of, for instance, car insurance.

Your credit score is not who you are as a person. All a high credit score means is this:
You’re good at going into debt and good at paying interest to the bank. Is that something to be proud of? You decide.

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