Tag: debt

Credit Cards

7 Simple Ways to Protect Against Child Identity Theft and Fraud

October 22, 2018. Joanna Cutrara

Child identity theft is on the rise and often doesn’t get caught until it’s too late. Learn how you can protect your child from scammers.

Credit Cards

Preparing Your Children for Their First Credit Card

October 20, 2018. Tara Schatz

A credit card can teach kids about spending, saving, budgeting and more. But it is also a big responsibility.

Student Lending

Affordable Ways to Earn a College Degree

October 19, 2018. Rebecca Galib

Let’s be honest. College is just plain expensive. A bachelor’s degree can cost anywhere from $37,000 to over $130,000, according to the College Board. In 2017, members of Generation X had outstanding student loans averaging $40,000, according to Experian’s State of Student Debt report. Compare that to baby boomers, who owed an average of $36,200,…

Credit Cards

How to Use a Credit Card Wisely

September 02, 2018. Tara Schatz

You can save money and build a positive credit score by practicing a few healthy habits.

Savings

How to Build Savings While Paying Off Loans

September 01, 2018. Robert Yaniz Jr

It may seem impossible, but you can still build savings while paying off your debts. Learn how to strike the perfect balance with these tips.

Credit Cards

Tips for Understanding Your Credit Report

August 11, 2018. AAA Staff

You’re entitled to a free copy of your credit report once a year, but what should you expect to see when you check it?

Student Lending

Is Grad School Worth It? How to Determine If It’s the Right Option for You

August 05, 2018. Cassandra Raposo

Getting a graduate degree may seem like a no-brainer to some, but it’s a weighted decision to make.

Home & Savings

Tips For Tying The Financial Knot

June 15, 2018. AAA Staff

Couples getting married have a lot to discuss before their weddings: Venues. Entertainment. Floral arrangements. What may not come up as often, but what definitely should, are finances, according to Jill Schlesinger, senior CFP board ambassador for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. “Marriage is two different things. It’s a spiritual union, and it’s…

Savings

How to Be a Frugal Family and Still Have Fun

April 19, 2018. Robert Yaniz Jr

For everyday necessities and special occasions, being thrifty doesn’t have to be boring.

Credit Cards

5 Smart Ways to Build Savings for Your Most Important Life Events

January 22, 2018. Joanna Cutrara

Everything you need to know about how to build savings for your next vacation, celebration or major life event.