Meet your 2020 New Year's resolutions by saving more, reducing debt

Meet your 2020 New Year’s resolutions by saving more, reducing debt

Chances are, making better money choices is one of your goals for 2020. Almost 99 million people will make a financial resolution this year, according to a recent survey from personal finance website WalletHub. For many, there are two burdens they want to eliminate in 2020: low savings and high debt. Putting aside more money … Read more…

Medical debt is making it harder for some Americans to get mortgages

Medical debt is making it harder for some Americans to get mortgages

Unexpected medical bills are doing more than driving up debt. For many Americans, those debts are also making it more difficult to get a mortgage. Buyers with medical debt are more likely than others to be denied a mortgage, according to a report on consumer housing trends by the online real estate marketplace Zillow. Zillow’s … Read more…

What consumers most want in 2020: a debt-free life

What consumers most want in 2020: a debt-free life

Slphotography | Getty Images Consumers plan to fight a different battle of the bulge next year. A new survey has found that 84% of individuals said they would rather save $5,000 than lose 5 pounds. What’s more, 84% of consumers also said they would prefer to reduce their debts than lower their computer screen time. … Read more…

New Mexicans take longest to pay off credit cards bills. Here's why

New Mexicans take longest to pay off credit cards bills. Here’s why

Customers pay at a cashier station in a JCpenney Store at the Newport Mall in Jersey City, New Jersey. Kena Betancur | Getty Images Going big on those holiday purchases will cost you — especially if you’re in New Mexico. Residents in the Land of Enchantment take 17 months to pay off an average credit … Read more…