Category Archives: Managing Debt

Medical Debt and Your Credit Score
Prior to September 2017, there was a lot of confusion on how unpaid medical bills (or, medical debt) affect your credit score. Medical debt is different than debt like mortgages, credit cards, and car payments. Why? Because medical debt is usually unpredictable. The CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) had set forth new guidelines for medical debts and how they can (and cannot) be reported to the three...
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You’re in Debt, But You’re Not a Bad Person
We’ve all been there. That moment when you receive a stack of bills in the mail, knowing that you have no way to pay even a fraction of the amount people are asking of you. Facing your debt burden is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be shameful. Being in debt doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. It just means that you need an action...
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Delivering a Healthy Financial Life
Raising a baby costs a lot. You can get a good estimate here, here, or here. But, that's not exactly what this article is going to be about. Instead, we are going to talk about some of the things YOU need to do BEFORE that bundle of joy arrives to get your finances in order. When you are just responsible for yourself...
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