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At What Age Can I Get a Credit Card?

Building good credit is one of those things in life that just seems so “adult.” And it’s especially important in an ever-growing cashless...

Are Emergency Same Day Loans a Bad Idea?

Financial emergencies often happen quickly and unexpectedly. When you don’t have the cash you need, that’s where emergency loans can come...

How to Plan and Save Money for a Family Vacation

Family vacations create some of the best memories you and your loved ones could ever experience together. You should never feel like your...

How Much to Budget for Vacation – Free Vacation Budget Worksheet

Going on a vacation can relieve built-up mental and physical stress. You don’t want to ruin that relief by creating debt stress while on...

What Happens If You Don’t Pay Medical Bills?

Your health is more important than any credit score and when the unexpected happens (as it usually does), sometimes you have to pay a...

Why Did My Credit Score Go Down? 10 Reasons Why It Changed

“Why did my credit score go down when nothing changed?” This is a common question our financial coaches are asked. The truth is, credit...

Asset Protection Planning for Personal & Business Assets

What is asset protection planning? Asset protection is when you have a plan in place to protect your wealth. It’s a form of financial...

Understanding Business Credit Scores vs. Personal Credit Scores

Just like personal credit scores, business credit scores indicate to lenders, credit agencies, vendors or suppliers just how reliable you...

Federal Loans vs. Private Student Loans: What’s the Difference?

Paying for your college education is expensive. And after applying for possible grants and scholarships, federal student loans are the...

Will Biden Cancel Student Debt? Here’s What We Think

Students have been hopeful with the recent economic challenges around the world that the federal government might forgive their student...

What is the Minimum Credit Score to Buy a House?

So it’s time to buy a home! Typically, you need a credit score of at least 620 to secure a loan from a qualified lender. This score...

Quadpay (Zip): Is Paying Later Worth It?

Quadpay — now Zip — is a “Buy now. Pay later.” platform. They allow you to “split any purchase into 4 interest‑free installments over 6...

Family Travel on a Budget: Tips for Finding Travel Deals

Costs add up quickly when you have a family! But that shouldn’t stop you from planning your dream vacation. We’ve mapped out how you can...

How to Read Credit Card Statements & Balances

Getting a credit card is an exciting milestone in life, just like getting your driver’s license or turning 21. But it can be confusing to...

“Car Dealership Ran My Credit Multiple Times” – Here’s What to Do

If you’ve been vehicle shopping recently, you might have noticed that the car dealership ran your credit multiple times. Don’t panic just...

FAFSA Documents Checklist: What You Need to Fill Out the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form used to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid, including...

How Balance Transfers Work: Do Balance Transfers Hurt Your Credit?

Many people wonder how balance transfers work and if balance transfers hurt their credit score. Balance transfers are a good idea when...

How to Build Credit While in College

Just like a college degree, good credit can create financial possibilities you only ever dreamed of. But unfortunately, starting to build...

How to Get Out of Credit Card Debt

If you’re like most people, chances are you have credit card debt. In fact, according to Value Penguin, the average debt per American...

Can’t Pay Your Student Loans? Here’s What to Do

When you can’t afford to pay your student loans, it can be a huge stressor. What happens if you don’t pay your student loans at all, or...

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