Are You Getting Better at Paying Your Mortgage?

Mortgages

Are You Getting Better at Paying Your Mortgage?

Are You Getting Better at Paying Your Mortgage?

After years of bad news, foreclosures, awful stories of homeowners having to abandon homes and mortgages they couldn’t afford, we are now seeing some good news come out of the home lending world. TransUnion, one of the major credit reporting agencies, recently looked at how Americans have been keeping up with their mortgage payments and… Read More

Money 101: How to Get Your Credit Ready for College

Credit 101

Money 101: How to Get Your Credit Ready for College

Money 101: How to Get Your Credit Ready for College

For many students, the beginning of your college career is also the beginning of your transition to adulthood. You will likely have more freedom — and responsibility — than you have ever had before. One of the most important aspects to being an adult is planning ahead and living with intention, especially when it comes… Read More

3 Things I Hate About Student Loans

Students

3 Things I Hate About Student Loans

3 Things I Hate About Student Loans

Hate is a word I rarely use in my posts. I like to remain upbeat and inspirational. And then I read the latest report on Household Debt and Credit published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which said that outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. reached $1.16 trillion as of December 2014,… Read More

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Credit

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How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Credit

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Credit

Do you look forward to tax time? For some, it’s exciting because you know you’ll get a refund. It’s found money, like that $20 bill you find in the pocket of a coat you haven’t worn in a long time. But what to do with found money? Usually our thoughts go to all the cool… Read More

Add a Credit Check to Your New Year To-Do List

Credit Score

Add a Credit Check to Your New Year To-Do List

Add a Credit Check to Your New Year To-Do List

If you’re like me and you spend the beginning of the year setting up all those appointments and updating lists of tasks that have to be done on an annual basis (like checkups, turning the mattress and replacing the batteries in smoke detectors), I have another item to add to your list: a credit checkup…. Read More

How to Stop the Holiday Food & Shopping Binge

Personal Finance

How to Stop the Holiday Food & Shopping Binge

How to Stop the Holiday Food & Shopping Binge

Well, it’s just about here…Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the holiday season is upon us. Wow, how the year has flown by, right? I just love all of the gatherings, parties, meals, gifts and laughter that we’ll share in the coming weeks with those we love. Along with all the revelry though often comes… Read More

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