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7 Ways Credit Card Interest Can Demolish Your Life Savings

What you don’t know about credit card interest can cost you thousands of dollars. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who carries a balance on your cards, you need to know what you’re up against before that credit card debt cripples your finances. Credit card companies charge interest daily. So if your credit...

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7 Things to do Before 2017: Your Year-End Financial Checklist

With everything spinning around in your head, it’s easy to overlook these crucial year-end financial tasks. Skipping them can cost you and your family money – sometimes a lot of money. So sit down, take a look, and cross these off your financial to-do list today, before it’s too late. Spend every cent in your...

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Beware the Latest IRS Impersonation Scams

“This is the IRS. Records show that you owe a $1,556 tax debt, that must be paid immediately or you could go to court or jail. For your convenience, you can send the funds on an iTunes gift card to this address…” If you’ve gotten a call like that, you’ve been the target of an...

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Avoid the PayDay Loan Trap

Single moms fight constant cash battles, trying to stretch every single dollar almost further than it can go. And sometimes – a lot of times – our cash falls short of what we need. When you are barely scraping by, running out of money between paychecks, the lure of having cash in hand can be...

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An Open Letter to Our Representatives: Please don't raise taxes for single moms!

An Open Letter to Senator Mike Crapo (Chairman) and Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (Ranking Member) of the Senate Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, and Congressman Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Please don’t raise taxes for single moms! As a single mom, I worry about money from the moment...

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What’s a FICO Score? And Why Does It Matter?

If you’re trying to get a loan, a mortgage, or even a credit card, you need to know your FICO score. That number can mean the difference between yes and no… and even factor into how much interest you get charged. Higher interest rates make it harder to pay down debt - because more of...

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