7 Things Your Bank May Do to Help You Right Now

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused irrefutable risk to the health and safety of hundreds of millions of people around the world, but the economic devastation is just getting started.

With stay-at-home orders pausing most travel and foot traffic, mass layoffs and an astronomical jump in unemployment, and small businesses going under left and right, the impact may be felt the worst ...

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The 8 most common credit mistakes.

Are you making mistakes when it comes to your credit score? A lot of consumers may think they have a good idea of how to manage their credit, but keep making these same errors, over and over. Avoid these credit mistakes your FICO score will be on the rise!

The 8 most common credit mistakes:

 

  1. Worrying too much about having your credit ...
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Credit Card debt in America, the sequel. (Will it be worse than the original?)

We’ve all seen a movie and then looked forward to the sequel. Usually, the second film isn’t as good as the first, and we leave the theater somewhat disappointed. But, sometimes, part II is even better than the original, and we walk out thoroughly entertained.

So, when we talk about the horror film of credit card debt in the United States, American consumers are ...

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Hey Sacramento – what’s in YOUR wallet? Examining the average credit score, debt, and consumer spending in Sactown.

We regularly hear about financial statistics like national debt, unemployment rates, and even homeownership levels in the U.S. Whether it’s on the TV news, in the newspaper, or via news reports online, it seems like we can’t escape data about our economy – and the individual consumers in it. However, there is one ...

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In Debt we Trust?

I came across a statistic the other day that gave me pause and made me reflect upon what so many people are doing wrong when it comes to their finances.

According to recent surveys, about 50% of Americans die completely broke.

Even worse, most people pass away not only with a net worth of zero but addled with significant debt. In many cases, that debt ...

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Using Dave Ramsey’s Debt Snowball method to pay off your credit cards.

Amid our current rosy good news of stock market surges and economic growth, there sits an extremely prickly thorn: high credit card debt. In fact, the levels of U.S. consumer credit cards and other personal debt have reached levels not seen since the debt parade stopped in 2008 with the U.S. financial collapse.

In fact, as of 2016, our collective consumer credit card debt ...

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