Posts Tagged ‘credit card debt’

Stressed About Money? Use This Financial Checklist

  A recent Harris Poll conducted for the American Institute of CPAs revealed that 74 percent of Americans believe they are worse off or about the same financially as they were a year ago, but that their stress levels have ...

Quick Money Makeover

  Seventy percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, according to Dave Ramsey, author of the best-selling book Total Money Makeover. Most of us like to think we’re in the “good” 30 percent, but what ...

Financial Decisions That Seem Smart But Might Be Really Dumb

A couple weeks ago I realized a long-time dream of mine – I was a guest on the WGN Morning News, sharing tips about money for everyday people. It was so fun! In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the money decisions ...


Q&A with a CPA: Rewards Cards, Warranties and Budgets

    This week I’m tackling a couple common questions I receive from people often. Are there money topics that you wish you had an unbiased answer to? Please let me know and I’ll answer in a future article!...

Breaking Down Your FICO Credit Score

  When someone is talking about their credit score, what they usually mean is their FICO score, which is the standard credit score used in the majority of lending decisions in the US. Your FICO score is meant to represent ...

Credit Scores: What Matters, What Doesn’t

  According to Visa, almost sixty percent of people don’t know what determines a credit score. It’s no surprise, with media outlets and silly television commercials assailing us with mixed messages about what coun...


3 Steps to Financial Security

It’s near the top of just about every Career Girl’s list of goals: I want to be financially secure. But what does that really mean? It seems like the needle is always moving on how much or what conditions. I like to say tha...