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Credit Card Hardship Programs: How they Work, How to Qualify – Creditcards.com

From creditcards.com, Jeffrey Arevalo, financial expert at GreenPath Financial Wellness, provides details about credit card hardship programs. Credit card hardship programs are designed to help consumers through a tough financial time, with protections for anyone who might otherwise default. To figure out what steps...

The Ins and Outs of a Credit Card Charge-Off – Creditcards.com

From creditcards.com, Jeffrey Arevalo, financial expert at GreenPath Financial Wellness, shares what a credit card charge-off means to borrowers. In today’s economic climate, more people find themselves unable to make monthly credit card payments. If payments are missed for a few months, creditors might decide that...

One Side Effect of the Virus: Free Credit Reports Each Week – The New York Times

GreenPath's President and CEO Kristen Holt is featured in The New York Times about new options to obtain free credit reports, which are now available weekly during the pandemic crisis. The economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus has prompted a helpful — if temporary — change in the window that Americans have into...

What to Consider Before Taking a Credit Card Cash Advance

As we look to manage our personal finances during the global COVID-19 crisis, many of us face uncertainty about how to cover costs for monthly living expenses. One “quick fix” that may be tempting is a credit card cash advance, especially in the face of unexpected income loss or other emergency situations. Cash...

What to Do If Your Credit Score Has Fallen – 5 Tips

Your credit score can affect your life in a lot of ways, from whether you are eligible for a loan or credit card, or qualified for a security clearance. If your credit score has fallen or you want to improve your credit score, these tips can get you started. What is a Credit Score? A credit score uses historical information...

Dealing With Debt

If you are dealing with debt, know that you are not alone. In fact, 4 out of 5 Americans are currently in debt.  Let’s work together to figure out how you can eliminate that burden.  Today's article will provide some great tips on how you can pay off your debts. What are your options? Balance Transfer – A new credit...

Automate Everything

Automation is a great way to make life easier.  You will invest time up front setting up your system and then the system will work for you.  It’s easy to automate everything from savings, to spending, and shopping. Wondering why you should automate your finances? You may start the week with good intentions. You’re...

What Happens When You Make Minimum Payments On Credit Cards? – U.S. News

Featuring Jeff Arevalo, Financial Wellness Expert  Making the minimum monthly payments on your credit cards can lead to maximum pain. By paying only the lowest amount required each month, you're stretching out how long it takes to wipe out your credit card debt and paying considerably more interest than you otherwise...

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