2017 Media Mentions
What is Considered a Good Credit Score? 5 Major Factors That Determine Your Score
November 14, 2017 | By Jessica Walrack
We all want good credit because it means we can borrow more while getting better rates and terms. It can also save us money on insurance and even help us land a job. However, one does not simply get good credit. You must earn it, and that takes time, discipline, and effort.
Dracut woman earns high civilian honor
October 2, 2017 | By Amaris Castillo
DRACUT -- A Dracut woman has received the fourth highest public service decoration that the United States Department of the Army can award to a civilian.
How Will the Equifax Data Breach Affect Your Ability to Get a Mortgage?
September 22, 2017
Like throwing a stone into a pond, the Equifax data breach has long-lasting repercussions. Already, because of what’s being considered one of the largest data breaches in recent history, 143 million consumers may be affected. Data compromised in the breach has the potential to impact any form of credit taken out in the U.S.
Can Consolidating Debt Help Your Credit Score?
September 22, 2017
You know you need to be careful about taking on too many loans but it already happened and now you’re not sure what to do. You’re wondering if there’s anything you can do to fix your debt problems and improve your credit score.
Denied a Small Business Loan? Here’s How You Quickly Rebuild Credit
September 15, 2017 | By Larry Alton
For small business owners and entrepreneurs, loans are often essential for growth. But a bad credit score may prevent you from getting a loan you need. If you’re in this spot, then you need to start rebuilding your credit fast!
Teaching Your Children How to Use Credit and Debt Responsibly
September 13, 2017
As a parent or guardian, you have the heavy responsibility of preparing your child for the big world outside the home. You have to show them the things they should put in their mouth and the far larger number of things they shouldn’t.
Get your piece of Wells Fargo’s $142 million settlement pie
July 25, 2017 | by Amanda Dixon
Relief may soon be on the way for consumers taken advantage of by one of the nation’s biggest banks. A $142 million class action settlement for Wells Fargo customers who had unauthorized accounts opened in their name has cleared its first big hurdle.
Can Debt Restructuring Help Ease Financial Stress? Maybe, but Beware the Pitfalls
May 24, 2017 | by Dan Rafter
Has your credit card debt spiraled out of control? Are you juggling payments to a long string of creditors, feeling like you’re never making a dent in the amount of debt you owe?
What kids need to know about money
April 17, 2017 | By Sarah D. Young
It's never too early to teach your kids how to save and spend money wisely, experts say. Teaching kids about money and key economic concepts can set the stage for a more financially secure adulthood.
The Best and Worst Ways to Use a Personal Loan
February 28, 2017 | by Jessica Walrack
Borrowing money isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can be very helpful in some situations. You can build your credit, purchase something you need, and arrange payments you can afford.
12 strategies for dominating student loan debt
February 09, 2017 | by Matt Krumrie
Dear Matt: I recently graduated from college and it’s almost time to start paying back my student loans. I have over $50,000 in student loan debt, and it seems almost overwhelming to have to pay all this back, especially with many other expenses.
8 Ways to Improve Your Credit Health in 2017
December 30, 2016 | by Mike Cetera
One of the problems with New Year’s resolutions is that they don’t come with an instruction manual. I want to lose weight. I want to pay down debt. I want to live life to the fullest. OK, how? That’s the problem I hope to solve here. I asked a number of personal finance pros to weigh in on how to keep or build good credit in 2017.