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.

Make it a Happy Holiday Budget

Conversations continue about rising prices and potential product shortages during the holidays, which might put a dent in your holiday budget. Does more money increase the merriment? Affirm research shows that 48% of 2,000 surveyed consumers intend to spend more money on the 2021 holidays due to COVID-19’s impact...

5 Ways to be Part of Giving Tuesday

Another holiday season has arrived, and so has your chance to be part of Giving Tuesday.

The day of service has grown in popularity worldwide since it began in 2012. 

Even as we navigate through the ongoing challenges of COVID, we can take comfort in that the mission of Giving Tuesday has stayed consistent: it is a day set aside to encourage people to do good. 

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...

Veterans and Financial Health: A Guide for Veterans on How to Budget and Manage Money

When it comes to veterans and financial health, those who have served our nation face the same money problems as other Americans. It is important for everyone to plan for the future and take care of finances. Veterans deserve support and resources to stay on a positive financial footing. Learning how to manage personal...

What to Know about Completing FAFSA for College Financial Aid

For high school seniors and families of students evaluating their options when it comes to higher education, the Fall season is typically a time to prepare for the journey ahead. Part of the process is looking at the expenses involved in a four-year degree, a two-year community college program or other options to fund...

Your Credit History: There’s Always a Path Forward

It might be tempting to think we can’t “rewrite” our credit history, but there is a path forward. Credit history affects many parts of a person’s life - in all ages and stages. Whether you’re looking to rebuild credit after some bumpy experiences, or establishing credit for the first time, credit matters. Understanding...

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