Credit Cards

February 5, 2016

Credit Inquiries: What You Need to Know

One of the biggest frustrations borrowers experience when applying for a new loan comes in the form of a credit inquiry, or credit check, some of […]
February 4, 2016

Debt Collectors Returned $45 Billion Back To U.S. Economy

Consumers, creditors, and the economy as a whole benefit from the existence of the professional debt collection industry, according to the newest white paper from the Association of Credit and […]
February 1, 2016

Most Americans Ruin Credit Before Age 30

A whopping 68% of Americans make at least one major financial mistake, or “credit fumble,” before turning 30, leading to a negative mark on their credit […]
January 14, 2016

How to Save for Retirement AND Pay Off Student Loans

Between rent, transportation, food, recreation, and, the cherry on top – student loans  – recent graduates have tons of expenses. The burden of paying off life’s […]
January 13, 2016

What to do When You Win the $1.5 Billion Jackpot

Everyone’s heard the stories about people who blow through sudden, large sums of money, such as inheritances, game show prizes or lottery winnings. Financial planner Lynnette “The Money […]
January 12, 2016

Both Insured and Uninsured Struggle with Medical Debt

Both consumers with health insurance and those lacking any coverage are reporting problems paying medical bills, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and […]
January 11, 2016

Student Savvy: Saving Money in 2016

The new year often inspires new habits and goals one wants to accomplish in the coming year. This year, many Americans have made the resolution to […]
January 8, 2016

5 New Ways to Manage Your Money

Can’t seem to keep a budget? Don’t be too hard on yourself – you’re not alone. Only 1 in 3 Americans say they have a detailed […]