If you are concerned your family member or friend who has too much debt is abusing credit cards or is otherwise heading toward a financial abyss, your intervention might be difficult and uncomfortable, but done with love and sincerity, it may also be just what the person needs to get back on track to reach his or her financial goals.
Let’s discuss the four rules you should consider following before even thinking about applying for a credit card or a store card. Following these rules will greatly improve your chance at successfully managing and building your personal credit portfolio.
Reading quotes about money can help you understand how money can be a wonderful, lifelong asset.
A relationship can be built with money that is quite similar to the way we develop personal relationships. The more we nourish and develop our relationship with it, the stronger and more bountiful the bond becomes.
The best credit counseling can identify multiple solutions for your situation and goals and empowers you to make forward progress. Not indicated by its name, credit counseling can include assessing income compared to spending, identifying and clarifying past debt history as well as other instances of borrowing, and formulating ideas for general financial improvement.
Working regularly with a budget you can help keep you out of debt and even save money for important things like retirement, large purchases or even travel. Simply put, a budget can help you get more out of life.
You should review your credit at least on an annual basis. Since 2004, all American adults have the right to view their credit reports from the three major consumer reporting agencies, or CRAs (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) every twelve months.
Are you asking yourself, “How can I spend my Tax refund?” Let’s look at ways you can make your tax refund work for you. Use our Tax Refund Calculator to help you determine what do to with your tax refund this year.
PowerCash is a small amount of your current spending that you can “redirect” toward your goals with as little pain as possible. While it may seem small, the savings can boost your finances to the next level!
Talking to children about money can appear hard. Parents my fear that they are not appropriate role models, or they believe that the money talk can wait until their child is ready to head off to college.
Credit myths pervade our society. Blogs, Facebook posts, Tweets, Pins and Snaps fill the Internet with misinformation and misguided tips on building or rebuilding your credit rating. Here are the top 5 credit myths to be aware of.
Unfortunately, poor money management often includes poor spending behaviors. It seems that human nature dictates that, as long as there is no plan in place, the more money you earn, the more money you will spend.
Having hope will help us reach our financial goals. With hope, we believe that our future will be better than our present. We stay alert and make ourselves aware of what is going on around us that can benefit us.
Most tips and suggestions for better personal financial management fail because more than half of American adults share financial responsibilities with another adult. If you are married, you already know that money management is not a personal but a household thing.
I really don't like paying bills. It's not that I struggle with having the money to pay them, it's more that I simply have a poor physical reaction to forking out my hard earned money. I've been this way for as long as I can remember.
In hindsight, the 52 Week Savings Challenge feels a bit off the mark. While true, something is better than nothing, if half of Americans have no savings, they'll likely need to cover more ground quicker but more even keel.