financial management

Are You a Senior With Money Problems? Don't Make Foolish Money Mistakes, Get Advice

Seniors should be careful

If you're over 60 and experiencing money problems, now is the time to get back on the right track. Retirees in America are harder hit now than they have been in recent history. Fewer companies than ever are offering paid retirement and those that are ...

3 Great Alternatives If You Can't Get a Bank Account Because of Your Money Problems

Banking

There's a large segment of the US population that is unbanked or underbanked – roughly 30% of us in fact. Not having a bank can make life hard. For those without a bank account, simple things like having paychecks direct deposited are impossible and ...

Beyond Bankruptcy Debtor Education - Manage Your Money Better After Bankruptcy

Debtor education courses

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As part of the bankruptcy reforms Congress pushed through in 2005 came the requirement that all filers complete not one, but two debtor education courses. The intent of the first course – the pre-filing one – was to ...

8 Ways to Save Money This Summer When the Kids Are Home, Fussing for Fun and You're Broke

Summer fun with kids

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We understand that many families are making do on tight budgets and summers are even harder because the kids are home all day and demand to be entertained. What's a cash-strapped family to do? Plenty! We've found eight categories ...

4 Great Money-Saving Tips to Keep Your Cash, Pay Your Bills on Time and Thrive Financially

Cut your spending
Whether you're experiencing financial difficulties or not, being smart with your money just makes good sense. And when you're already short on funds, it can be tough to know how to cut back or where you should be making cuts. Some expenses are fixed and ...

5 Tips for When You Can't Pay Your Bills but Don't Want Your Finances to Keep Getting Worse

Money problems

You need to put your money where it will do the most good when you're behind on bills

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If you're in debt, you're not alone. Whether you know it or not, likely your friends, neighbors and co-workers ...