April ushers in National Financial Literacy Month at a time when statistics show that most of us could use a refresher in financial education. Recent reports indicate that the average American has five times more in credit card debt than they do in savings. According to CreditDonkey, the average person’s credit card debt in the […]
Are you on the road to financial freedom or do you need to make a U-turn? Regardless of your financial situation, November is a great time to take a look at your personal financial situation and give yourself a financial checkup. Why now, you ask? If you move fast, you will probably be able to […]
Your credit score is an important part of your financial well-being. It’s one of the key factors lenders review to determine if they’re willing to offer you a new loan and what the terms will be. Here we’ll help you understand where your credit score comes from and what influences it.
When you’re shopping for a personal loan, the first thing you’ll likely want to know is what the interest rate will be. Interest rates don’t tell you everything you need to know, because interest rates alone don’t take into account any fees you may be charged during the life of your loan, such as the origination fee.
Can you believe we’re already well into summer? As back-to-school season quickly approaches and the holidays soon after that, consider taking a few hours to complete a summertime financial checkup. Completing a checkup is time well spent: You can assess your progress toward key goals and make adjustments to keep yourself on the path toward financial well-being.
The Federal Reserve (Fed) recently announced a 0.25% increase in its benchmark interest rate to a new range of 1.75% to 2%, the seventh such hike in more than two years. After holding interest rates close to zero for several years following the last downturn, the Fed is now raising rates as the U.S. economy gets stronger.