Why Focusing On One Aspect of Your Financial Journey Isn’t Enough

I’m often asked what’s the biggest financial mistake millennials make when it comes to their finances. In the past, responses have been not getting started or paying for services they can do themselves, for less. After five years of teaching financial education, I’ve realized that one of the biggest mistakes millennials make when it comes to their finances is focusing on only one aspect of their financial journey.Read More

Here is Why Debt Elimination Can Be Difficult PLUS A Helpful Debt Repayment Tool

This blog post is part of the Pay Down My Debt (PDMD) blog tour, sponsored by US Equity Advantage. PDMD is a solution that accelerates debt payoff and helps consumers monitor their credit and make smarter purchasing decisions. If you’re looking to pay off debt, find out how they can help.

Human beings are pack animals and have an innate desire to belong . For many the desire to belong leads to debt. This phenomena is often referred to as “keeping up with the Joneses.” This English language phrase refers to individuals that live beyond their means to achieve or maintain their social status. Keeping up with the Joneses  and debt have become a way of American life.  According to CNBC, in 2015  8 out of 10 Americans had some form of debt.Read More

5 Ways to Stop a Student Loan Wage Garnishment

Your wages are being garnished for a defaulted student loan. You need it to stop. Here’s how to stop an administrative garnishment quickly.

You’re looking at your paycheck. It’s short. There’s a garnishment. You don’t know what you’re being garnished for so you call HR. The HR rep tells you the garnishment is for a defaulted federal student loan. You’re not sure what to do but you know you need it to stop. You google: How to stop an administrative wage garnishment. Now you’re here.Read More

The Best Financial Advice For Women? Establish Your Own Financial Identity

Guest Post By: Amanda Atcheson, Product Marketing Manager at CO-OP Financial Services

It’s hard to believe that only some fifty odd years ago, a woman’s financial identity was tied explicitly to someone else – her husband, her father or some other male in her life. In the modern age, women make up nearly half of the American workforce. In addition, the average age of marriage is now in the late 20s – and unfortunately, the divorce rate remains high.Read More

4 Money Lessons I Learned From #GirlBoss

I’ll be honest, when I picked up #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso I never thought there would be so many valuable personal finance lessons in it. Business advice, tips, and motivation were my expectations, but what I received was a well rounded, personal account of someone who did the unexpected in her own way. Read More

4 Ways to Save Money While In Debt

Should you pay off debt or save money? It almost seems impossible to save money while burdened by debt. One of the biggest obstacles people face when overcoming a poor financial situation is the inability to save while juggling large debt obligations.Read More

4 Ways to Negotiate Lower Medical Bills

This post is sponsored by DisputeBills.com

Whether we want them or not, visits to the hospital or doctor’s are almost inevitable. Be it a broken bone, surgery, or a simple checkup; one time or another in your life, you will have to seek health care.

But what happens when you get that unexpectedly large bill in the mail months later? When faced with a bill that you won’t or can’t pay, the easiest thing to do is ignore it; however, doing that can lead to long lasting consequences.Read More

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