2020 Media Mentions
How to pay off debt fast
February 5, 2020 | By Daniel Bortz
No one sets out with a goal of accumulating debt, but that doesn’t change the fact that personal debt in the United States is at an all-time high. Adults in the U.S. aged 18 and older report having an average of $29,800 in personal debt, excluding home mortgages, according to Northwestern Mutual's 2019 Planning & Progress Study.
What Is the Highest Credit Score?
January 24, 2020 | By Barri Segal
When it comes to credit scores, there is a lot of information to absorb. What are they? How do they affect you financially? What is a “good” score? What is the highest credit score available? Should everyone be striving to achieve a perfect score?
Tips for Paying Off Your Holiday Credit Card Debt
January 3, 2020 | By Ann Carrns
The holiday decorations have been put away, the gift boxes recycled. Now it’s time to pay the cost of December’s gift and entertainment binge. Experts suggest everything from following a three-month repayment plan to selling used clothes and toys or temporarily reducing your 401(k) contributions.
Loan Default: What Happens When You Can’t Repay Your Car or Personal Loan?
January 2, 2020 | By Terri Williams
Almost no one who takes out a loan plans to default on it. But as household debt in the U.S. continues to increase, defaults are inevitable. A defaulted loan won’t just go away. If you don’t resolve it, your lender will–and it won’t be pretty. Some lenders are willing to work with you, but it’s important to communicate early and often to resolve the issue amicably.