Submitted by Brenda P. Wenning on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:00am
Enormous debt, which plunged us into the Great Recession, is still a problem. After some efforts to whittle it down, the nation’s debt load is swelling again – on the federal, state and local government, household and corporate levels. No one seems willing to fix the problem.
Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:00pm
Your credit score ranks as one of the most important numbers in your young adult life. Here’s what to know as you build one.
This three-digit number acts as your financial report card, representing your creditworthiness and an indication to potential lenders of the likelihood that you pay debts on time. If you’re a millennial, born in the 1980s and early 1990s, you must start building this indispensable tool of financial adulthood.
Submitted by Manisha Thakor on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 3:00pm
If mention of your 2014 financial resolutions now makes you cringe, you’re not alone. Here’s how to get back on track, akin to improving your physical health.
It’s still plenty early for you to turn your good financial intentions into actionable steps and repeatable systems. All behavior change – weight loss, positive attitudes, money management, among others – involves creating new, healthier thinking step-by-step.
Submitted by Eve Kaplan on Tue, 02/11/2014 - 3:00pm
February is for romance, roses and chocolate. Let February also be when you review your free annual credit reports. Here’s how.
First, reviewing your credit reports helps nip identity theft in the bud. The recent large-scale theft of credit card information at retail giant Target reminds us of the pervasive problem of identity theft.
Submitted by Jeff Rose on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 3:00pm
Peer-to-peer lending (P2P), an online exchange where you lend money to others, can snag you a healthy return as an investor. The attraction if you are a borrower is that P2P can also help you escape high-interest debt.