October, 2010:

Credit Cards and Your Credit Score

When planning to purchase a home, paying off your credit card debts is the correct thing to do. Closing the accounts is not. Leave them open with a zero balance. When you close your credit card accounts you potentially kill your chances of qualifying for a loan. The FICO scoring system takes all of the … Continue reading

Pasta Fazul (Pasta and Beans)

My family has been making the recipe for at least three generations. It’s a very inexpensive meal that’s very tasty and filling. You can use the leftovers for lunches or freeze them for a ready-made family meal some other time. Ingredients: 1 lb cannellini (white) beans 1 lb ditalini pasta (or whatever kind you prefer) … Continue reading