Making Sense of Medical Debt: 7 Steps to Take Now

Managing medical debt can have a major impact on your household. For many people, medical bills are all too common. One medical bill can easily cause you to fall behind on your other bills. Financing health costs can be challenging, but there are ways to manage medical debt, regardless of how much you owe.

Real Stories Episode 25: Katie’s Story Continues – The Journey to Financial Wellness is Never a Straight Line

In this episode, we’re going to check in with our very first guest. I originally talked to Katie in December 2018. First, we’ll play some highlights of that interview. (Check out the full original episode here.) Then, we’ll go to a recent conversation with her. Katie’s story is a good reminder that the journey to financial wellness is never a straight line.

Five Tips to Get Out of Debt in the New Year

If you made a New Year’s Resolution to get out of debt, today’s a big day. By mid-January, most resolutions have fizzled. But -- YOU can say, NOT TODAY. If you feel yourself slipping, take a minute for a pep talk, remind yourself that you can do this, and check out our post on goals that stick. Retool that resolution,...

Your Student Debt: What Now?

COVID-era relief extensions are in the news and getting prepared with the best options to handle your student loan debt will help reduce stress. As of this writing, the federal administration has extended the pause of federal student loan repayment, interest and collections to May 1, 2022. Borrowers have been allotted...

Understanding the Difference Between Debt Settlement and Debt Management

If you’re trying to manage credit card payments and other debt in a challenging time, it’s helpful to get some background information to consider the best approach that works for you.

To help you weigh your options, shared here is an overview to highlight the difference between two approaches: debt settlement and debt management.

Money Lessons to Be Grateful For

The holidays are a time to be thankful for family, friends and of course, food and shelter. It's also a time to become more aware of the things in our lives we should be grateful for. While money certainly isn’t everything, it is important. As we work to stay positive and focus on keeping an attitude of gratitude, here...

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