5 Ways to Get Your Credit on Track before the Holidays - FOX 2/Detroit

Five Ways To Get Your Credit On Track, Pre-Holiday
WJBK-TV/FOX Detroit

19 October 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) - As we turn the calendar page to August, it's hard to believe that more than half of 2015 has gone by. If you made a New Year's resolution to clean up your finances, have you saved as much as you wanted? Have you paid down any debt or has your debt actually increased? The halfway point in the year is a good time to check in and see how you are doing.

Choose a Rewards Card Carefully - WSMH-TV (Flint/Saginaw)

Choose a Rewards Card Carefully
Jennifer Proffit - WSMH-TV (Flint/Saginaw)

23 August 2015

You have nearly endless options when it comes to credit cards, and that competition often works in your favor as companies add on perks and rewards. Used wisely, they can be a great financial tool, especially if you choose a card with valuable rewards.

GreenPath Offers Free Financial Coaching for Texas Veterans - KAAB/FOX 29 - San Antonio

KAAB-TV/FOX 29
San Antonio, TX

2 October 2015

SAN ANTONIO – A non-profit consumer credit counseling agency has received a $150,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission to provide free financial coaching to Texas veterans and their families. GreenPath says they know veterans deal with a lot of changes when transitioning out of the military, and their counselors can help get them on track financially.

Retailers roll out layaway plans early for 2015 holidays - CreditCards.com

Retailers roll out layaway plans early for 2015 holidays
Susan Ladika/CreditCards.com

23 September 2015

Before Labor Day cookouts even started this year, retailers began rolling out holiday layaway plans. Although that may seem absurd to traditionalists, starting early with layaway can help you reduce January credit card debt.

The ins and outs of reverse mortgages - Traverse City (MI) Record Eagle

The ins and outs of reverse mortgages
Carol Thompson/Traverse City (MI) Record Eagle and Mortgage Daily

22 September 2015

It's unlikely the costs of food, heat and medical care will remain unchanged after retirement. That can provide difficulty when making ends meet, said Kathy Conley, a housing specialist with GreenPath Financial Wellness.

Poll: 32 million adults have started shopping for the holidays - CreditCards.com

Poll: 32 million adults have started shopping for the holidays
Sienna Kossman/CreditCards.com

15 September 2015

If you're perusing sale fliers and websites for winter holiday gifts while wearing T-shirts and shorts, you're not alone. The calendar still says summer, but millions of Americans have already started -- and a few have even finished -- their holiday shopping.

Reality Check: U.S. Subprime Credit Grows but From a Low Base - Marketing News International

Reality Check: U.S. Subprime Credit Grows but From a Low Base
Jon Hurdle/Marketing News International

3 September 2015

-- Credit Counselors Report More Payday Loans, Internet Finance
-- But Stable Delinquencies Suggest Most Consumers Still Disciplined

PHILADELPHIA (MNI) - U.S. consumers are taking on more debt from sources such as payday lenders and Internet-based finance companies that charge high interest rates to people with low or non-existent credit scores, according to credit counselors and an executive from a leading source of lending data.

Students: Don't get wowed by credit card signing bonus - Detroit Free Press

Students: Don't get wowed by credit card signing bonus
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

2 September 2015
 
Credit card issuers aren't rushing campuses with t-shirts and freebies. But some issuers have rewards cards for college students and other deals. Young college students aren't exactly credit card happy these days. But credit card issuers are rolling out some attractive deals that are designed to put more plastic into backpacks.

How to manage different balances on one card - CreditCards.com

How to manage different balances on one card
Dawn Papandrea/CreditCards.com

12 August 2015

Did you know that it's possible to have only one credit card, but still have more than one balance?

Say you open a new card and it has a low interest rate introductory period during which you make charges and don't pay the entire balance off. That's balance No. 1. Soon the intro period ends and you begin making purchases with the card's regular APR, creating balance No. 2...

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