Traditionally, credit counseling services see more women seeking counseling than men. We don’t think that means women have a harder time managing their personal finances; on the contrary, it indicates that women more frequently take responsibility for the family budget.
It’s also an indication that women are more likely to seek help when they are struggling with their budget. Thankfully there are many great resources available that are tailored specifically to women. Here are five of the best:
July 4th is when we celebrate our independence, and this year we urge you to make financial independence a top priority. We tend to focus on consumers who are in financial distress, helping them reduce debt and get out of the hole. But to be truly independent financially, we need to usher them further along,…
1. Plan meals and snacks around the four food groups
2. Plan meals for the week
3. Shop once a week for main items
We’ve talked about credit scoring a lot, and even created an infographic to break down “What is a good credit score?”. In that article, we identify 680 as the threshold for “good” credit, meaning a good credit score range is 680-850. As we discussed in a recent article on credit score levels, The ranges vary…
When it comes to personal finance, everyone’s situation is unique. No one has the same bills, rent, debts, or lifestyle. When you’re ready to take control of your financial lifestyle, you need a plan that will answer your specific problems, not your neighbor’s. At credit.org, our trained coaches are ready to review your unique situation…