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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Be Prepared for Unexpected School Expenses

You’ve bought the new backpack, lunch box and school supplies. Your kids have new shoes, and a few new outfits or uniforms. School is back in session and your bank account can take a breather, right...


What Happens to Debt After Death?

When a loved one passes away, the last thing you want to worry about is whether they have outstanding debts to deal with. But when the initial shock and sadness passes, there are a number of financial...


The Many Downsides of Being Unbanked

Most of us don’t think twice about using direct deposit for our paychecks or swinging by the ATM to grab cash when we’re running low. But for the nearly 16 million US households that are currently...


What to Expect from Student Loan Counseling

If you are struggling to pay back student loan debt, you’re not alone. The most recent estimates places the total amount of outstanding student loan debt  in the U.S. at nearly $1.5 trillion. That ...


7 Tips for a Profitable Garage Sale

There are now more ways than ever to get cash for your unwanted stuff. You can take things to consignment stores, sell on eBay or Craigslist or use any number of direct selling apps on your phone. But...