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.
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.
Most Americans will be contacted by a collection agency at some time in their adult lives, thanks in no small part to the disheveled and confusing medical billing systems around the country, a bit more so even than the fact that we are carrying record levels of both student loan and credit card debts. How you respond matters!
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.