Consumers should be frequently checking their credit report for past debt

Collections Lurking on Your Credit Report? Know Who You Owe!

What Collections Accounts Are Hiding in Your Credit Report? If you are like any other person, you can probably recall an afternoon arriving home completely exhausted, collecting a pile of mail on your way in and...

How to Spend Less on Groceries

7 Keys to Saving Money on Groceries

Cutting Your Costs at the Grocery Store Since grocery expenses tend to be the largest expense in American households that we have some control over, this topic is critical for all of us to address. The US Department of Agriculture puts out...

The Missing Factor in Solving Employee Stress

Clear Evidence: Businesses Benefit from Employee Financial Wellness Programs In a time when some professionals can afford to be as selective about employers as...

Engaging Children in Financial Topics

Teaching Tools: Using a Game to Warn Kids about Debt During the week of Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11, I volunteered through the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition (Idaho’s chapter of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy) to facilitate a financial game at the Idaho Food Bank’s daily...

Are Student Loans Worth the Cost?

Student Loans Are Costly: Is College Worth Going into Debt? As more and more jobs require bachelor’s degrees and beyond, college has become a necessity of survival that today’s students must find a way to afford. Many would agree there is little substitute for a thorough...

Encouraging a Happy Home When Finances Are Tight

How to Live a Simple and Happy Life One of the longest and most difficult challenges in life has to be living with a budget. Whether you are paying off credit card debt or student loans, building a down payment for a house, managing a limited income, or saving for retirement, staying on...

Clues that You Might Be a Financial Zombie

How to Prevent Turning Into a Financial Zombie Yes, with the popularity of zombie movies, zombie apocalypse events, and zombie costumes, I feel like a bit of an ambulance chasing attorney in posting this, but I think it’s relevant and, well, fun....

Consumer Complaint Resolution

Got a consumer complaint? Where can you turn? Let’s face it. Bad things can happen to all consumers from time to time, whether by accident, by fraud, by neglect or due to...

Purchasing a New Vehicle

Five Questions You Must Ask Yourself When Buying a New Car First, Congratulations! Buying a new car can be exciting and rewarding. We have put together a guide to help make your...