Tips to Put that Tax Refund to Good Use - Upscale Magazine

Tax Time! Put that Refund to Good Use
Sheryl Nance-Nash/Upscale Magazine

26 March 2015

It can seem like Christmas when that tax refund comes rolling in. You’re hyped and daydreaming about what to do with that wad of cash, which is often nearly $3,000. Do you do you, do good or do foolish—blow it? There are a lot of options. The experts weigh in with some of their ideas for the right way to go.
 

What Americans Are Doing with Their Gas Pump Savings - The Street

What Americans Are Doing With Their Savings From the Gas Pump
Brian O'Connell/The Street

26 March 2015

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Gas prices remain low, recently hitting an average $2.43 per gallon that gives consumers an extra $1.09 per gallon compared with a year ago at this time. What are they doing with all that extra cash? The answer seems clear: paying off debt.

Although Tempted To Go On Vacation, Most Americans Will Spend Their Tax Refund On This - Main Street

Although Tempted To Go On Vacation, Most Americans Will Spend Their Tax Refund On This
Juliette Fairley/Main Street (plus 12 other US newspapers)

13 March 2015

NEW YORK ( MainStreet) — Aimee Bennett and her husband are committed to never carrying a credit card balance and maintaining an emergency fund. “We are fortunate in that we have all the financial basics covered,” the Castle Rock, Colo. business communications firm owner told MainStreet.

GreenPath Counselor Sunshine Hefferon: Smiles are Her Reward

Credit Counselor Hefferon: Smiles are Her Reward
Cliff Goldstein/NerdWallet

27 February 2015

Sunshine Hefferon is a financial counselor at GreenPath Debt Solutions’ call center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. When she takes a call, her first goal is to establish a rapport with the caller. That allows her to begin the sometimes difficult but always satisfying experience of helping consumers improve their finances and their life.

Young adults have more credit card debt than savings - Detroit Free Press

Young adults have more credit card debt than savings
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

25 February 2015

Easy credit is an everyday expression; easy savings is not. About one in four Americans are living on the edge by having more credit card debt than emergency savings, according to a study by Bankrate.com.

7 Times You Might Be Liable for Fradulent Charges - CreditCards.com

7 Times You Might Be Liable for Fradulent Charges
Lisa Bertagnoli/CreditCards.com

19 February 2015

Despite "zero liability" promises from credit card companies and protection from federal laws, there are instances where consumers might be liable for fraudulent credit and debit card charges.    
 

How — and when — to cancel a credit card - CreditCardForum Blog

How — and when — to cancel a credit card
Kristin McGrath/CreditCardForum Blog

24 February 2015

Whether the annual fee is no longer worth it, you’re trying to reduce the temptation to overspend, or you’re just mad at your bank, you want a card out of your life.
 

Anthem Breach: What you Should Do Next - WSBT-TV (South Bend, IN)

Anthem Breach: What You Should Do Next
Suzanne Spencer/WSBT-TV (South Bend, Indiana)

6 February 2015

The Anthem data breach could put millions at risk. Local experts say anyone who has Anthem should act now because hackers often attack within the first 90 days."Unfortunately it does take some time but it is worth the investment on the precautionary side," says GreenPath Financial Counselor Michaelene Gersper.

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