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When Should You Increase Your Available Lines of Credit?

When Should You Increase Your Available Lines of Credit?

Finance
It’s better to have credit and not need it, than to need credit and not have it! For most folks, this is abundantly clear. Everybody should have access to a sufficient line of credit, and manage it well. Sensible advice for sensible folks. But what happens when you find yourself in a bind; either you need credit and you don’t have it, or worse yet – you don’t qualify for credit? These are difficult situations to contend with. Credit availability is one of several factors that goes into calculating your credit score. Leading analysts on this topic routinely advise clients to understand each of the major categories of a credit score, notably: New Credit applications account for 10% of your credit score The Type of Credit you have accounts for 10% of your credit score Your Cred...
3 Simple Tips to Improve Cash Flow in a Business

3 Simple Tips to Improve Cash Flow in a Business

Business
A poor understanding of cash flow and poor management thereof has contributed to 82% of the business failures in the U.S. As one of the key business levers, the importance of good cash flow management cannot be understated. Once a business owner is able to determine where the cash flow problem takes place, it’s simply a cash injection away from progress. Here are a few simple ways to improve cash flow in a business. Free Up Unnecessary Spending As in households, the minute the cash flow gets a bit tight, the luxuries need to go. The same goes for businesses as well. One of the best ways to do this is to stop buying stock that sits on the floor for too long or has a high risk of spoilage. Once stock management is under control, it’s time to look at redundant equipment. Selling the...