Credit card debt
We see the commercials telling us to check our credit reports, but many people do not. Here are three examples of why we should take the time to get our reports.
Posted on Sep 15, 2014
Some quick advice on how to make your garage sale a winner.
Posted on Aug 29, 2014
As you watch television, surf the Internet and flip through your favorite magazine, you will undoubtedly see companies advertising that they can show you the best deals in plastic - credit - for you to consider. There are a few reasons to hesitate from relying too much on information that looks like it’s coming from a neutral source. The main one is because the source might not be neutral at all.
Posted on Aug 27, 2014
How do you know debt solutions are working? Notes like these.
Posted on Aug 25, 2014
Sometimes it can be hard to determine what came first; financial problems or depression. However once the debt has become and issue it can increase the amount of hopelessness and anxiety people feel. The good news is, help is available.
Posted on Aug 18, 2014
Some of you might be rejoicing a bit because of news that the chief credit scoring outfit, FICO, is changing its rules about how it scores debtors. The main change is that the new system will draw a distinction between medical debt and regular debt. The other big change is the new system will disregard medical collection accounts if they are paid or settled.
Posted on Aug 13, 2014
In many families, one person is the designated financial planner. While it may help keep the rest of the family stress free, sharing the process and decisions can be helpful to all everyone. Here is how to get started in your family.
Posted on Aug 07, 2014
People may be hesitant to reach out for help due to misconceptions about financial counseling. Here are some of the false beliefs that consumers admitted in the 2014 NFCC Financial Literacy Survey
Posted on Jul 30, 2014
If you are nervous about getting your kids the clothes and supplies they need to go back to school, you’re not alone. Zulily, a retailer that focuses on women, went outside the retail realm and surveyed more than 6,000 parents about their biggest fears regarding their children as they prepare to head back to school.
Posted on Jul 24, 2014
For years many financial experts have been warning against using “debt settlement” strategies to battle high credit card debts. According to a June 2014 report from the Center for Responsible Lending, despite changes in federal and state laws, the warnings will continue.
Posted on Jul 21, 2014