Tips for Back-to-School Savings - KIOS-FM (Omaha, NE)

Tips for back-to-school savings
Cheril Lee/KIOS-FM (Omaha Public Radio)

29 July 2016

It may only be the end of July, but many kids start school next month.  And with the start of school comes the rush to buy students all the school supplies and clothes they need.

But before you head out to the stores, Katie Bossler, a financial counselor with GreenPath Financial Wellness, has some money saving tips for you.

Reverse Mortgages Shake Loan-Shark Image, Fight for Respectability - Detroit Free Press

Reverse mortgages shake loan-shark image, fight for respectability
Susan Tompor/Sunday Detroit Free Press

17 August 2016

Reverse mortgages once had a down-and-out feel, much like a payday loan. Think of a quick fix that could generate havoc, like when widows ended up losing their homes. But significant repackaging with more consumer protections could create a new respectability.

Help on the way for San Antonio vets with $2 million in funding - LaPrensa (San Antonio, Texas)

Help on the way for S.A. vets with $2 million in funding
Christine Acosta/LaPrensa (San Antonio bi-lingual news)

10 August 2016

Various key organizations that work to help veterans and their families are getting a big boost, thanks to new funding from the Texas Veterans Commission. The Commission recently announced that it is providing grants totaling $1.9 million to groups that directly assist vets in different facets, from financial counseling to parental skill-building to free transportation.
 

Heritage Trust provides financial wellness seminar for Latino community - Credit Union Insight

Heritage Trust provides financial wellness seminar for Latino community
Credit Union Insight

13 June 2016

Upholding the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People,” Heritage Trust recently held a free financial wellness seminar for members of the Latino community in the North Charleston area at the Iglesia Hispana Fe. Heritage Trust worked with local Latino community leaders to plan and raise awareness for the event.

You can improve your credit with a personal loan -- but you shouldn't - Bankrate.com

You can improve your credit score with a personal loan -- but you shouldn't
Mike Cetera/Bankrate.com

9 June 2016

Maui Kahiapo once posted an intriguing question on the social network Reddit that went something like this: If you took out a $1,000 personal loan and paid it off in 12 months, couldn't you boost your credit score? And wouldn't it be worth it -- even if you had to pay $100 or more interest?

8 Facts About Direct Student Loan Consolidation - US News & World Report

8 Facts About Direct Student Loan Consolidation
Farran Powell/US News & World Report

6 June 2016

While the federal program allows students loan borrowers to consolidate their loans for streamlined payments, it comes with benefits and drawbacks. Consolidating multiple loans can be a smart decision for some borrowers to stay on top of their payments since it bundles multiple loans into one single loan.

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