Posts Categorized: Credit and Debt

Every year, April is National Financial Literacy Month. As an organization dedicated to spreading financial literacy and education, we honor this yearly event with workshops & seminars, educational materials, and a continuing commitment to helping people learn to better manage their money. Financial Literacy Month has been around for over 2 decades. It was originally…

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This year, Valentine’s Day might feel less romantic than in years past. We’re approaching a full year of pandemic quarantines and lockdowns, and some couples may want to stay safely at home rather than spend a night on the town. However you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones, we urge you to also take…

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Despite your best efforts, you might face obstacles that prevent you from fulfilling financial obligations and other promises. Suffering from an injury, losing a key source of income, or making an emergency payment can throw a wrench in your carefully thought-out budget. If struggling to resolve outstanding debts, consider writing a hardship letter. These letters…

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At credit.org, we are proud members of the NFCC. They recently published an excellent article about the current eviction moratoria in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, and we are proud to share the article by Matt Ribe with our audience: Earlier this year, we wrote about the “eviction moratorium” created under the CARES Act. We later…

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At credit.org, we’ve worked for years to help a growing number of unbanked Americans. Unbanked people have no checking or savings accounts. Being unbanked leads to extra expenses and difficulties that make managing one’s personal finances riskier; thankfully there are new options to help people without access to traditional banking. Why Some Americans Forego Bank…

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