Due to a system glitch with one of our partners, PIN based transactions that occurred on 8/18 and 8/19 may show on your account as being posted then reversed. These items are in the process of being corrected, so you may see an additional transaction from the same merchant. Please be aware that the appropriate amount already has been or … Continue reading
Getting rid of debt before retirement is often a good idea. Getting rid of your credit scores? Not so much. People who stop using credit also stop generating enough data to produce credit scores, the three-digit numbers used to gauge creditworthiness. Not having scores can make it harder and more expensive to get loans. Even if you’re sure you’ll never … Continue reading
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to protecting yourself from financial scams is thinking you’re too smart to be duped by one. “We’re all vulnerable — we can all fall for a scam given the right set of circumstances,” says Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that … Continue reading
When Giovanna “Gigi” Gonzalez wanted to cut back on her food spending, the finance expert and money coach applied what is known as the “cash-stuffing” method of budgeting. She put the cash she allotted to food for the week into an envelope and limited her spending to that amount. “I could see when I had just 20 bucks left for … Continue reading
If you’ve been paying your federal student loans for 20 years or more, you’re about to see your remaining balance erased. The Department of Education announced Friday that it will forgive $39 billion in student loan debt for 804,000 borrowers who qualify for relief. That number could grow as the process unfolds. It’s part of a one-time account adjustment to address past … Continue reading
Blasting the air conditioning to counteract stifling heat can provide much-needed relief this summer, but the utility bills that follow might not be as pleasant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of electricity has been steadily climbing over the past two years. “Most U.S. households will continue to pay high costs for energy throughout the summer because … Continue reading
On Wednesday, July 12 during the hours of approximately 8:00pm PST through 2:00am PST, our core system provider will be performing routine maintenance on our critical systems. During that time, you may experience interruptions with our website. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we update our systems to better serve you, our members.
The Supreme Court has blocked President Joe Biden’s student loan debt relief plan, saying his administration lacked authorization under the HEROES Act to forgive up to $20,000 in student debt per borrower. Some 43 million borrowers won’t see a cent of the debt cancellation promised by the White House last year. Under current guidance from the Education Department, borrowers must … Continue reading
Some parents will tell you firsthand there’s no expiration date on this raising kids gig. For some, that means they extend financial help to their kids into adulthood. When I was 21 and got into a master’s program at a college of my dreams, my mom swooped in to help me pay for my degree. Many parents have been kind … Continue reading
On Thursday, June 22 during the hours of approximately 8:00pm PST through 2:00am PST, our core system provider will be performing routine maintenance on our critical systems. During that time, you may experience interruptions with our website. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we update our systems to better serve you, our members.