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…

Grant Sabatier shares his best tips for getting that first $10,000

Grant Sabatier shares his best tips for getting that first $10,000

Investor and author Grant Sabatier says building a relationship with your money is the key to having more of it. Source: Grant Sabatier If anyone knows how to get to $10,000 with sure, definite steps, it’s Grant Sabatier of online personal finance community Millennial Money. Just about 10 years ago, a then 20-something Sabatier was … 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…

Peloton commercial highlights issues with gifting big-ticket items

Peloton commercial highlights issues with gifting big-ticket items

Peloton holiday ad. YouTube If you cover your eyes on Christmas morning, are you expecting to open them up and see a Peloton? If you haven’t already heard, that’s the premise of a new holiday commercial from the home fitness company. And it’s attracting some criticism on social media. That’s in part because the ad … Read more…

Germany is the most financially secure country in Europe, finds poll

Germany is the most financially secure country in Europe, finds poll

People in Germany are the most financially secure of any country in Europe, according to a wide-ranging poll. Debt collection firm Intrum asked 24,000 consumers across Europe about their ability manage household finances. It then scored each country’s level of “financial wellbeing” on a scale of 0-10, according to respondents’ ability to pay bills on … Read more…