I am a big history fan and of course a big fan of personal finance, so in honor of Veteran’s Day I thought I’d highlight a few financial planning lessons we can learn from some of the greatest military leaders in history. Sun Tzu, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Dwight Eisenhower, and George Marshall have all carved out a spot in the Parthenon of military leaders. There is no reason however that those lessons should only apply to the battlefield, their lives can also help us in living out the financial lives we both desire and deserve. I hope you enjoy it, and to any veterans reading,
Having a good credit score is an essential part of maintaining a healthy financial life. It can be the difference between paying a high interest rate and a low interest rate on a car loan or being turned down for an apartment. So how can you ensure your credit score is an asset for you? Unfortunately, there is no easy fix if you currently have bad credit or if you are young and have no credit history, but I have outlined three steps below that can help you build your credit history and ensure it doesn’t hinder your financial and lifestyle goals in the future.