10 standout cities for credit scores

Scores are particularly strong among residents of these 10 cities, thanks to debt reduction and other factors, and credit availability is high.

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Nov 9, 2012 9:47AM
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looks like alot of Cities in RED states ,  weird
Nov 9, 2012 5:10AM
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It does not surprise me that these areas are largely conservative-Christian. I wish that I had heeded the Biblical admonishment to avoid the enslavement of credit.
Nov 14, 2012 10:17AM
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Of course most of the cities  are in Texas. During his campaign, Obama preached how so many Texans don't have health coverage and poverty is higher than the national average. That is because we can't keep up with the illegal immigrants that are coming in and being counted against our statistics. We pay our bills and we don't promise pensions that we can't pay 15-30 years down the road. Our policies are sound and the cost of living  as far as housing goes, is way below the national average. Plus we have the best highway system in the nation and NO state income tax. Don't worry my little libs...in 10 years Texas will have more electoral votes than California or New York. We are coming......
Nov 14, 2012 10:33AM
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Guess there is something about being conservative, living within your means. The borrower is slave to the lender... Thank you conservative, responsible cities for not enslaving your citizens and future generations with debt to reward the lazy and irresponsible to buy there votes!!! GOD bless responsible Americans of all race and color!!!
Nov 14, 2012 10:28AM
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Travel to those cities and find out that they are hard working people. People with principles based on honesty, God fearing and givers, Im not surprised to hear how many trucks from texas went to help the disaster areas in NY and how much have they donated to their relief.
America should turn to God as it was when the nation was founded, one nation under God.
Just try it and see the results!
Nov 14, 2012 10:44AM
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If you notice, almost every one of the towns listed are oil towns so go figure................

Nov 29, 2012 3:35PM
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Everyone is here is trying to attribute these high scores with the fact that they are Red states. Rediculous! Look for your self, the majority of this list are BLUE cities in RED states.

Nov 15, 2012 1:43PM
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Waco is mostly poor.  FACT: The wages in Waco are at least 15% lower than other major cities in Texas.  
Nov 29, 2012 4:15PM
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All but one are red states....says something, doesn't it?
Nov 14, 2012 2:18PM
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What can someone do either to find a lender or investor when you have bad credit due to disability benefits stopping during recovery? I have been trying for several months to find funding for my new business through State and Government programs. I have been told I don't qualify for any programs. I placed ads and all this has attracted has been people who are out to scam me. I am trying to start a business in the industry I've been in for over 15 years and had hoped to start by the beginning of this fiscal year. Now I am hoping to start by the the first of 2013. According to what I've been told by people in the business world my start up and operating costs are very low and my business plan is outstanding. What is left for me to try?
Nov 14, 2012 1:50PM
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I was not surprised at all.  We are all, with the exception of the government, called to be stewards of our money.  Donate and live within our means.  What do I know, I am just one of those angry people from Pennsylvania clinging to my gun and my religion. 

 

In response to the Texas has low real estate costs; the real estate costs are determined by the market. 

Nov 29, 2012 5:04PM
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I assume byt virtue of your post that you dislike Obama.  Your choice.  So why don't you secede?  Then you and the other intellectual giants in your state will have nothing to bitch about.  And no, you won't have more electoral votes than Cal. or NY ... and even if you do, it won't matter.  So eat your heart out.
Nov 14, 2012 10:28AM
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Is it any coincidence that these cities also have the lowest real estate costs in the country?  It has nothing to do what side of the political spectrum the areas of these cities lean.  It's the simple fact that when you have realistic home prices, people are less likely to default on loans and miss credit card payments. 
Nov 14, 2012 7:26AM
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They're just not paying their fair share. They didn't build that. Thank God our men Obama-Biden will take care of that. They've got a mandate. Go get their money boys. Teach em good for being so growth minded and frugal.
Nov 14, 2012 1:07PM
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Pen salesman. Immigrants pay taxes and dont get **** in return. They do jobs other people dont want to do while paying their share as illegal immigrants. Im a white male from seattle and i live in el paso. Just before you start thinking stereotypes off the bat. I do respect the hispanic culture. Hispanics voted for obama and we are gaining on texas. Yes texas is ol hick town repubs state for note. But if you have seen the data, Texas actually is becoming more and more liberal. :) Have you traveled outside of texas and seen the roads. Sorry dude but my emerald state highway and infastructure beats yours a hundred to one. So do the people :)
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