My dad always said, “Son, don’t borrow money unless you absolutely have to.” Dad was a depression-era baby and he saw people who financially crashed and burned when the U.S. economic system crashed and burned. But today, credit is king. According to Debt.org, total U. S. consumer debt is $13.86...
I’m FREEZING! And that’s a good thing. I was recently notified by a large financial institution that someone was trying to open a credit card in my name. And even though I don’t have an account with the institution, there were red flags that made them put the application...
Good credit is one of the keys to financial success. It can assist in getting better interest rates on loans, determine whether someone rents you an apartment, if you get better insurance rates and, in some cases, whether a company hires you. The old-school conventional wisdom for good credit is,...
Finances, just like your body, can be sick or healthy. Both are important to your life and you need to pay attention to both. So, how do you take the temperature of your finances? Here are 11 steps to complete your own financial checkup from our friends at The...