As a nation, we dedicate Veterans Day to publicly recognize those who bravely serve our country. We recognize the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line for the values and beliefs we hold dear: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Because Privacy and security are so often under attack, taking necessary precautions to protect your credit history and FICO score is critical to preventing fraudulent transactions and identity theft. By now you’ve had the opportunity to freeze your credit with each of the bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. A freeze locks down your credit report, making it impossible for the credit agencies to sell your data and prevents potential hackers from opening accounts in your name without your permission.
The Cost of Convenience: Which Credit Cards to Pay Off First, and How to Avoid Falling into a Debt Trap
Credit card rates are fairly high as it is, but when the rest of your interest rates start to rise— whether mortgage, auto, or investment — that means consumers are facing even higher credit card interest rates.
You might remember your parents teaching you about the need for a rainy day fund, but many of us haven't quite put it into practice just yet. Sure, the unemployment rate is lower than ever, and even wages are showing signs of growth, but unfortunately, consumer debt is once again on the rise. That means that saving often takes a back seat when it comes to financial planning.
National Boss's Day was created in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski, a secretary employed by the State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois.
While it may seem new to many of us, reverse mortgages have been around for quite some time. The first reverse mortgage was issued in 1961 while in the first stages of development, and the program has undergone many changes since, ultimately developing into a more effective retirement tool.