Money Fit In The News & Around The Web
We are thankful for the websites and news organizations that cover Money Fit and help us spread our message and unique approach to personal finances, paying off debt and working towards financial independence. We invite you to visit the following sites and help build your personal finance knowledge. By doing so you may find additional information and inspiration that will help empower you to live debt free!
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Your Guide to Budgeting for Healthcare Costs at Discover.com - When it comes to preparing for expected and unexpected medical expenses, Todd recommends prioritizing your healthcare costs with other needs.
Credit Horror Stories that will Keep You up at Night at Cheapism.com - Todd shares some of the hardest credit and debt stories to hear from his first 15 years as a financial educator, with lessons and warnings for all to learn.
What to Do If a Bill Is Sent to a Collection Agency at HuffPost.com - Explaining options to getting help if you can’t pay your collection accounts on your own, Todd shares how credit counseling agencies work. and when bankruptcy might be the best option.
5 Conversations to Have Before Cosigning a Refinanced Student Loan at StudentLoanHero.com - Todd warns of some of the potentially negative consequences of cosigning loans for children and grandchildren.
The High Cost of Bad Credit at SelfLender.com - Todd explains how credit can be a factor that influences your car insurance monthly premium.
#FridayFollow: My Life. My Choices at AFCPE.org - The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education highlights Todd’s work in the field of personal finance education, including the development of Money Fit’s new online activity: My Life My Choices.
What is Debt Consolidation and How Does it Work? by ZING! by Quicken Loans - Sharing how credit counseling can help consumers consolidate their debt payments and get out of debt, Todd also discusses the pitfalls of consolidating debt through balance transfers if the causes of the debt have not been addressed.
Insurance Experts Are Split Over Aladdin’s Magic Carpet by Reviews.com - While experts believe Aladdin could qualify for insurance for his flying carpet, Todd has fun explaining all of the different ways the carpet puts Aladdin in risk pools that would be his policy unaffordable.
Lost Your Wallet? 7 Steps to Take Now by ExhaleLifestyle.com - Losing a wallet is good grounds for panic, but Todd’s recommendations help alleviate (and even resolve) much of the associated stress.
Busted: 5 myths about alternative credit data by CreditCards.com - While alternative credit scoring models are coming online more and more frequently, Todd shares how it is still up to the individual lenders to decide which scoring models they will adopt and which with will not use.
Can Your Boss See Your Credit Score? by FinanceBuzz - Todd recommends a few steps to take to clean up your credit report prior to applying for a job.
The Ultimate Financial Guide for College Grads by TermLife2Go.com - For recent college graduates, Todd recommends the Money Fit Money Fit budget that puts all monthly spending into one of just 6 categories. Simple and effective.
What is a Soft Credit Check? by OppLoans.com - Todd differentiates between soft (passive) and hard (active) credit checks and how to opt out of promotional offers.
13 Deals That Are Too Good To Be True by GoBankingRates.com - In deal #5, Todd explains why leasing a vehicle is a poor (and expensive) financial decision for individuals.
Here’s How to Freeze Your Credit for Free (And Why You Should) by ApartmentTherapy.com - Todd explains some of the ins and outs of the new right you have to freeze and thaw your credit reports.
The 1 Thing Most People Get Wrong About Their Credit Score by ApartmentTherapy.com - Todd tackles the question of why you scores (you have more than one) might differ.
So You’re Considering Bankruptcy… Now What? by OppLoans.com - Todd outlines the general steps involved in filing for bankruptcy.
How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt by OppLoans.com - Todd provides insight into several steps for accelerating credit card debt pay off.
Financial Basics: How to Use Credit Responsibly by OppLoans.com - Todd shares insight about what makes some lines of credit potentially beneficial while others are harmful.
6 Great Reasons to Check Your Credit Report by OppLoans.com - Todd weighs in on the first reason why checking your credit is so important. There is a lot more riding on your credit than just getting qualified for a loan at a good interest rate.
37 Experts Share How to Achieve Your Financial and Money Goals by ItsAllYouBoo.com - Amanda and Todd contribute to the list of powerful tips that increase your chances of achieving important financial goals.
What to Do When Your Car Loan Is Higher Than the Value of the Car by Mint.com - Todd warns automobile owners who are upside-down on their loans to avoid rolling their debt into a new vehicle.
Simple Interest Examples by OppU at OppLoans.com - Todd encourages savings accounts for use as places to “park” money safely, not as wealthy-building accounts.
Cut Your Rewards Card Into Tiny Pieces by ChrisElliott.com - Todd counters the fallacy that rewards cards prey upon low income customers to finance high income earners.
10 Single-parent Money Challenges and Solutions by MassMutual.com - Todd notes the financial difficulties for single parents caused by the fact that only half of child support payments are ever made.
‘Good Debt’ vs. ‘Bad Debt’ by TheSimpleDollar.com - Todd redefines debt as potentially beneficial, practical and bad, rather than the overly simplistic good and bad debt dichotomy.
How to Handle Debt Collection Scams by OppLoans.com - Todd explains several easy ways to identify a debt collection scam and what to do if you become their target.
Expert Advice: How to Care for Your Child’s Credit by BestCompany.com - Todd shares his four rules to help parents and young adults know when they are ready for their first credit card.
Americans Over 60 Hold A Third Of National Credit Card Debt by AARP.com - Todd gives advice on how adults can whittle down their credit card debt and get back on top of their finances.
Simple Interest Examples by opploans.com - Todd explains how simple interest works and tries to keep it…SIMPLE!
How Paying Off A Loan Can Hurt Your Credit Score by opploans.com - Todd provides insight on how paying off a loan may impact an individuals credit score.
Why Americans Are Late On Their Car Payments by fair.com - Todd discusses how many bankruptcy filers have vehicle payment problems that factor into their filing decisions.
What You Should Know About Credit by the Time You Turn 25 by bestcompany.com - Todd lists his 3 rules a young adult should live by before applying for a credit card.
How Do I Budget When My Partner Is A Spender? by womenwhomoney.com - Amanda writes a guest post tackling the topic of working with partners who spend and might not be so budget focused.
Are Paper Checks Still Necessary? Why the Checkbook is Becoming Obsolete by mic.com - Todd explains why debit transactions are easier for consumers than writing checks.
Save More Money With These 40 Expert Tips by opploans.com - Todd shares why starting with a change jar can help an individual save money.
A Whole New Credit Score Is Coming—Are You Prepared? by realtor.com - Todd mentions how the UltraFICO may not help those Americans (in the 60 percentile) that have nothing in their savings.
From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt by business.com - Todd comments on how a collection agency may proceed once a debt has gone to charge-off status.
Surprising Things That Can Affect Your Credit Score by bestcompany.com - Todd sheds light on things you might not think would harm your credit.
The Worst Savings Advice Experts Have Ever Heard by apartmenttherapy.com - Todd provides insight as to why he thinks just saving whatever’s left over from your paycheck is a bad idea.
Tips to Achieving Financial Goals as a Couple by fiscallysound.com - Todd writes a guest post about working together as a couple to achieve financial goals for our friend Anthony over at Fiscally $ound.
What is VantageScore? by opploans.com - Money Fit’s Financial Educator, Todd Christensen, discusses the origins of VantageScore.
How to Decide Whether to Work With a Credit Counselor by havenlife.com - Todd Christensen contributes to this well written article that discusses what to look for when seeking a credit counseling service.
This Is What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Only Use Your Debit Card by apartmenttherapy.com - Todd shares his thoughts on what happens to your credit when you only use your debt card.
What’s the Most Important Part of Your Credit Score? by opploans.com - Todd discusses how to use a credit card…carefully!
2019 Balance Transfer Card Survey by creditcards.com - Todd Christensen discusses how credit card balance transfers can catch us off guard.
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