More Than Half of Students Don’t Check Their Credit Scores

For the most part, there’s no good reason to not check your credit score. There are so many places you can get free credit scores, so access isn’t an issue, and even though all those scores are a bit different, they can be very helpful as you make financial decisions. Checking your credit scores is more »

A 5-Minute Guide to Student Loans

You may have heard that college in this country isn’t cheap. Maybe you’ve even encountered this firsthand for yourself, a child or another family member. But knowing that getting a degree is going to be expensive doesn’t mean you know how to pay for it. When you are a student or even parent of a more »

Unpaid Bills and Utility Shut-Offs Become More Common

In what may be very unsurprising news, more and more people are struggling to try and pay their utility bills. This is especially true this winter, when record-breaking low temperatures and harsh weather conditions have caused many people’s utility bills to skyrocket. Unfortunately, it seems that utility companies don’t have much patience when it comes more »

Colleges misleading students about financial aid requirements

As if paying for college isn’t already hard enough, it now looks like some schools are deliberately making it tougher for students to learn about and apply for aid that might be a big help to them. The Washington Post reported that a federal lawmaker is harshly criticizing some colleges. A prominent House Democrat charged more »

For 1 In 10 Americans, Full Time Job Isn’t Enough to Escape Poverty

Many people assume that having a steady, full-time job is enough to at least keep someone living in a decent manner, but as this special report notes, that’s not necessarily true. The shocking reality is that at least 10% of people with a full-time job are still living in poverty. A good job may be more »