Let D.C. donnybrook be wake-up call for your finances - USA Today

Let D.C. donnybrook be wake-up call for your finances
Susan Tompor/USA Today

19 October 2013


The government came close to bumping into its debt-ceiling but a last-minute deal to avert a default was in the works Wednesday. Even so, perhaps consumers should consider if they're edging closer to the brink, too, when it comes to their own finances.

Are you playing too close to the edge with finances? - Detroit Free Press

Are you playing too close to the edge with finances?
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

17 October 2013

Katie Moore, financial counselor for GreenPath Financial Wellness in Detroit, said a clear sign that a consumer is heading for a financial mess is when he or she is constantly borrowing even what seem like small sums.

“There’s a credit card wall,” she said. “You are overspending if you’re charging more than you’re paying off each month.”

How to Survive as a Furloughed Employee - The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ)

How to Survive as a Furloughed Employee
Ellen Chang/The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) and Main Street

14 October 2013

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Employees who have been furloughed and are facing weeks without getting paid have several options to pay their bills and other expenses this month.

10 Things You Should Know About Credit Card Balance Transfers - AARP Magazine

10 Things You Should Know About Credit Card Balance Transfers
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox/AARP Magazine

June 2013

Many folks trying to reduce their credit card debt turn to credit card balance transfers to achieve their goal. But while such transfers can be effective when used judiciously, they do have potential pitfalls.

Before you accept any new credit card deal, consider these 10 issues.

A Simple Way to Save - U.S. News & World Report

A Simple Way to Save: Banish Late Fees
Geoff Williams/US News & World Report

7 August 2013

If you're living paycheck to paycheck, or just have the sense that your money should be going a little further, avoiding late fees can almost be a full-blown financial strategy. With credit cards, there is another late fee trip-wire to consider, especially if you're someone who consistently makes minimum payments, warns Katie Moore, a Detroit-based financial counselor with GreenPath Financial Wellness, a nationwide nonprofit that helps consumers with credit card debt, housing debt and bankruptcy.
 

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