Credit & Debt

How Often Should You Check Your Credit Report?

How Often Should You Check Your Credit Report?

Ever wonder why you can check your credit report for free once per year? Or why the government website that allows those free checks is named AnnualCreditReport.com? Probably because it's a good rule of thumb to keep tabs on your credit report on an annual basis.
5 Tools for Managing Your Student Loans

5 Tools for Managing Your Student Loans

More Americans than ever are struggling with student loan debt. Currently, they owe over $1.3 trillion (yes, trillion with a “t”!) in student loan debt, spread out over 44 million borrowers.
How I Paid off $35,000 in Debt

How I Paid off $35,000 in Debt

It wasn't until my husband and I had our first child and the medical bills started rolling in that I really started to take a serious look at our debt.
Do This One Thing Today to Improve Your Finances

Do This One Thing Today to Improve Your Finances

June 27 is FinHealth Matters Day, an observance created by the Center for Financial Services and dedicated to bringing attention to Americans’ financial health via social media and other platforms. In honor of this new financial holiday, (who knew there…

Why I Gave up on My Debt-Free Dream

Why I Gave up on My Debt-Free Dream

At 22, I was drowning in debt from college expenses, a new baby, and a house my husband and I weren't ready to buy. Our son spent the first week of his life in the hospital, and large hospital bills accrued. The mortgage loomed. Emergencies here and there, like our computer crashing or the car air conditioner breaking, were paid for on credit cards. We were staring down $140,000 in debt, and I felt completely hopeless.