Managing credit card debt doesn’t have to undermine the excitement around renting an apartment or home. One of the most important factors in this decision is your budget and getting rid of credit card debt. As part of Financial Literacy Month, Talking Cents wants you to have a better understanding of how renting impacts your budget [...]
Managing your credit begins and ends with knowing your credit score. Your credit score is directly reflective of your credit report, containing the history of everything in relation to your credit past and present. To wrap up March’s Credit Education Month, we’re going to give you a simple run down of how your credit score is calculated so [...]
Consumer debt is easy to fall into especially as the spring home improvement season starts. Many homeowners get caught up in the projects, going over budget or never starting with one. If you are facing credit card debt but still want to accomplish some home improvement projects, try out these easy DIY spring cleaning projects to get [...]
It’s that time of year again. College athletes across the country are gearing up for the biggest games of their athletic careers. While millions will watch and fill out their March Madness brackets trying to pick the winner, we’re using our bracket to work towards a different goal… Debt relief!
There are a lot of myths out there about things that can hurt your credit score. And since March is Credit Education Month, we’re offering some free credit counseling advice. Did you know that checking your credit score or requesting a copy of your credit report actually has no impact on your score? But here are some [...]
If you’re currently struggling with credit card debt, there are probably two questions going through your head… 1) How can I win the lottery? 2) How can I get out of debt? For 1, you’ve got a better chance at getting struck by lightning. And 2, there are several ways to repay your credit card debt, [...]
As a part of National Consumer Protection Week, an annual weekly campaign to better educate consumers about their rights and ways to protect themselves, we would like to take the opportunity today to discuss credit card protection.
The age of technology has taken us so far from where we’ve come. New gadgets are coming out so quickly nowadays it’s hard to keep up. Even the way we purchase goods, complete household projects and consume information has completely adapted. Getting rid of credit card debt can be difficult when everywhere you turn you’re being [...]
It seems nowadays everyone’s eyes are glued to their phone. Technology has become increasingly mobile friendly and will continue to do so at a rapid pace. Applications have made it easy to pay bills, monitor accounts, receive coupons and buy items directly from your phone. So with all of your favorites, why not add a budgeting [...]
Winter is in full swing and, across the country, consumers are starting to think about vacations. Maybe it’s to the mountains. Maybe it’s to the beaches. Maybe it’s to an amusement park. No matter what destination is on the itinerary, it’s important to take a few steps to protect your credit card before you travel. Check [...]