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The last ten years have affected more American’s financially and we were no different. The recession caused our employers to cut back, which then required our family to downsize as well. First it was with are vehicle and then, the harder decision was when we had to downsize our home. After attempting to have our home loan refinanced proved unsuccessful, we decided to sell and move. That was over two years ago and ended up being the best decision we could have made. Since that time, both my husband and I have left behind old unfulfilling careers and started new ones, that we actually enjoy. Our kids have never been happier with their school and friends and my husband and I feel like we have found a place where we really belong.
One of the models we have fallen in love with!!
#WellsFargo held one of our prior mortgages and was extremely helpful through the process of selling our home and helping us move forward. We will soon be looking to purchase a new home and have spotted some that we like, especially the one seen below. You can bet that Wells Fargo will be one of the first places we consider to help us arrange for the financing of our next dream home.
Growing up with immigrant parents, I often had to help them with finances like balancing their checkbook and helping translate at the bank. Wells Fargo proudly offers bilingual online tools, Spanish Text Banking, Spanish account statements, Spanish-language call centers, Spanish-speaking bankers in stores across the nation, and more. Things to make everyone’s life easier. Wells Fargo has also teamed up with Telemundo to empower Latinos to reach their financial goals.
One of the most important things we can do as a consumer, is making sure we stay on top of our credit score. Making sure our credit score is in tip top shape is very important. Having a good credit score will ensure we are able to buy the home of our dreams. Here are some simple yet effective advice to help maintain or improve your credit score from Wells Fargo.
- Make sure to check your credit report annually.
- Pay your bills on time.
- Set up alerts.
- Pay more than the minimum.
- Keep debt at no more than 35% of your monthly income.
- If you have trouble paying an account, contact your lenders.
Did you know that adding to your credit line has less effect on your credit score than maxing out your credit line does? You can learn more about your credit and finances by visiting www.WellsFargo.com/Conversemos for additional tools and resources.