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Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Danielle's Story

Meet credit counselor, Danielle.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Living and Saving as a Millennial Living with Your Parents

For the first time in the Modern Era, living a home with parents is the most common living arrangement for 18 to 34-year-olds. If you’re a Millennial about to move back in with your folks, who has been living at home for a while, or is looking for a launching pad to independence, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time at home.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Why Pay Yourself First Might be Bad Advice

Pay yourself first. We have all heard the saying that is promoted as one of the tenants to sound financial management. It is true that having money in savings – a financial safety net – can mean the difference between surviving a financial emergency and digging deeper into debt. However, for some people it may be more beneficial to focus on saving after they meet their financial obligations.

Posted on December 23, 2016

One Fast, But Not Easy, Method for Getting Out of Credit Card Debt

When it comes to getting out of debt, we all want it to happen quickly and easily. While this method has the possibility of eliminating your debt in less than a year, you have to be willing to make the sacrifices necessary for such a rapid reduction.

Posted on December 23, 2016

JANUARY NFCC® SURVEY REVEALS TOP FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP STRESSORS

Dishonesty and Disagreements Related to Money Are Common

Posted on December 23, 2016

Credit Review Program Gives Military Members the Edge Against Fraud, Misuse

Often targets for bogus financial services, military members, veterans and their families need ways to monitor their credit.

Posted on December 23, 2016

How a Stranger May be Your Best Bet for Getting Out of Debt

Everyday we are inundated by articles, sound bites, Tweets, and commercials telling us how we should be managing our money. But we all have choices and finding an unbiased person to help you make those important financial decisions can be critical to your success.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Loans that Hurt So Good: Confessions of a Credit Counselor

Whether you are struggling to make ends meet, have an unexpected emergency or looking to consolidate debt a loan through a finance company can seem like a saving grace - especially if you have some credit issues. What are the real costs of those loans and are there alternatives. We'll find out.

Posted on December 23, 2016

How to Stop Theft and Fraud: Aging and Your Money

As American's get older, the number of people managing money for family members also increases. Ensuring you have precautions in place to protect your money and your assets is critical. Learn what you can do to start putting those measures in place.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Eleven Last Minute Tips for a Great Garage Sale

Some quick advice on how to make your garage sale a winner.

Posted on December 23, 2016