Many people deal with financial stress a lot like they deal with their health; that is, they ignore it for as long as possible and hope it works itself out. Even individuals who know what they should do are often unable to overcome the barriers that keep them from taking action.
If you are in a position to help a friend or family member recover from a financial road bump, great! Here are some guidelines that will help you handle the transaction with grace – including when and how to say “no.”
You can work your way through financing a first car or getting a good starting salary at a first job. In other words, you already know more than you think. And, wherever you stand now, you can take three steps that will translate into more financial security in the future.
Too many of the Millennials don’t know how credit cards work – and that can lead them to costly mistakes.
Many surveys have shown that Millennial women tend to carry more debt than Millennial men, and that they make less money to boot. To compound matters, undersaving for retirement is common for men and women of all ages. If you’re a Millennial woman, here are some steps you can you take to help level the playing field and secure your financial future.
Not everyone carries a balance on their credit cards from month to month, but for those who do, the average balance per household is now $9,600. That’s about 17% of the average U.S. household income! Here are some strategies you can use to help pay off your credit cards.