Can a Debt Management Plan Hurt My Credit?

Managing Debt

Can a Debt Management Plan Hurt My Credit?

Can a Debt Management Plan Hurt My Credit?

It’s pretty rare that anyone gets excited about receiving their monthly credit card statements. But if opening yours fills you with more dread than going on a questionable Tinder date, it may be a problem. Perhaps it’s time you consider a helpful solution, like a debt management plan (and swiping left). What Is a Debt... Read More

College Finances 101: How to Adult With Money

Students

College Finances 101: How to Adult With Money

College Finances 101: How to Adult With Money

A lot of parents teach their kids about financial responsibility, like how to balance a checkbook, why it’s important to check your credit scores, how to save for a rainy day, be frugal with your money and not overspend with credit cards. This article isn’t for them. This is a financial primer for those of you leaving... Read More

People Who Check Their Scores Regularly Are Still Confused About Credit, Survey Finds

Credit Score

People Who Check Their Scores Regularly Are Still Confused About Credit, Survey Finds

People Who Check Their Scores Regularly Are Still Confused About Credit, Survey Finds

Turns out, even regularly checking your credit score can still leave you confused about it. That’s according to TransUnion’s second annual survey, which found more than half of consumers who checked their credit score in the past 30 days wrongly identified salary (58%), employment history (56%) and age (52%) as major factors that determine their score.... Read More

I Have No Credit History. What Does That Mean?

Credit 101

I Have No Credit History. What Does That Mean?

I Have No Credit History. What Does That Mean?

In case you haven’t noticed, we get really excited about people checking their credit. We know that when people know what’s affecting their credit, then they will have a better idea of how to make their credit better. It’s not just us — a survey recently came out saying that regularly checking your credit can... Read More

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

Personal Finance

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

Is Travel Insurance Worth It?

Because we want to protect our finances and our families, most of us buy insurance to protect us from losses in various aspects of our lives. We go to great pains to insure our properties and homes, buy comprehensive auto insurance policies, and spend months choosing the right health insurance plan for our families. Another type of insurance... Read More

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