Can I get a credit card with poor credit? - Bankrate.com

Can I get a credit card with poor credit
Jeanine Skowronski/Bankrate.com

23 July 2014

Dear Credit Card Adviser, I have been applying for secured and unsecured credit cards as a way to rebuild credit. I keep getting denied because of unpaid medical bills. Are there credit cards that someone with poor credit can qualify for?  -- Natalie

5 Types of Bad Credit Loans to Avoid - US News & World Report

5 Types of Bad Credit Loans to Avoid
Geoff Williams/US News & World Report

15 July 2014
 
Even if your finances are rock-solid, you've probably noticed the advertisements suggesting that if you have bad credit, Company X will be happy to give you a loan.

"Women & Investing" Seminar at the Marshall Library - Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer

"Women & Investing" Seminar at the Marshall Library
Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer
8 July 2014
Join the Marshall District Library as we partner with Marshall Community Credit Union to host Catherine Wall, a GreenPath Debt Solutions representative, for a special presentation on Women & Investing. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 29.

Don’t wait to seek financial advice (Fort Collins, CO, Coloradoan)

Don’t wait to seek financial advice
Sara Gilbert/The Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO)

4 July 2014

According the 2014 Financial Literacy Survey conducted for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, almost three-quarters of adults agree that they could benefit from financial advice from a professional.

Young Northwest Federal CU Members Deposit $156K - The (Alexandria) Virginia Connection Newspapers

Young Northwest Federal CU Members Deposit $156K
The Virginia Connection Newspapers (Alexandria, VA)

27 June 2014

Youngsters throughout Northern Virginia joined Northwest Federal Credit Union to celebrate National Credit Union Youth Week, an event designed to help area youth learn about money and the value of saving. During the event, Northwest Federal youth members made nearly 1,300 deposits, totaling $156,835. The event also resulted in the opening of 51 new youth accounts.

Reflect on financial freedom on the Fourth of July - Detroit Free Press

Reflect on financial freedom on the Fourth of July
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

4 July 2014

Spend only what you need, pay your bills and conserve money to last the entire month, according to debt counselors at GreenPath Debt Solutions, a nonprofit credit counseling organization based in Farmington Hills, MI. Build an emergency cash fund, too.

Young consumers a mix of super savers and those dogged by debt (Detroit Free Press)

Young consumers a mix of super savers and those dogged by debt
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

26 June 2014

Colleen Jirikovic, certified credit counselor for GreenPath Debt Solutions in Farmington Hills, said some young people seem more concerned about tackling student loans first before taking on the responsibility of a mortgage.

Ten Financial Tips for Recent College Grads (WJBK-TV - FOX/Detroit)

Ten Financial Tips for Recent College Grads
Murray Feldman/WJBK-TV (FOX/Detroit)

23 June 2014

Many 2014 college graduates are basking in the glory of wrapping up their bachelors or masters degrees this month. However, in many instances, their downtime will be short-lived, as they face even more responsibilities, ranging from landing that first job to preparing to start paying off their student loans.

 

How Young Adults Can Use Credit Safely - CreditCards.com (with video)

How Young Adults Can Use Credit Safely
Asa Aarons/CreditCards.com

12 June 2014

One of the first lessons of young adulthood: it's much easier to get into debt than get out of it. "I definitely went on some shopping sprees with that," says Lynn Varra. Varra started working when she was 15. Within a few years her part-time job turned into an exercise in full time spending.

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