Statistics show residents in Oregon often face significant challenges when it comes to getting ahead of debt. Delinquency and default rates tend to be higher than national averages and the state ranks number 17 in states that are most likely to have residents living paycheck to paycheck. To help Oregonians beat the odds, we’ve gathered up the latest news and trends impacting residents so you can get a better perspective on your personal situation and make the right choices to move forward.
Mar 24, 2017 | Meghan Alard
WalletHub released this year’s best and worst cities in America based on credit scores. How does your credit score compare to your neighbors?
Feb 06, 2017 | Meghan Alard
Amidst the uncertainty of the new administration’s changes to federal student loan relief, more states are stepping up to offer tuition-free education.
Student Debt, Young Consumers
Jan 27, 2017 | Meghan Alard
Where you live can have a serious impact on your ability to repay debt. Is cost of living a factor that’s keeping you from achieving freedom from debt?
Jan 06, 2017 | Meghan Alard
A new study by CreditCards.com finds most Americans are living in an unsustainable state of debt when it comes to high interest rate credit card debt.
Debt Advice, Debt Relief
Dec 23, 2016 | Meghan Alard
A new report reveals a major financial literacy fail across the U.S. – consumers don’t have the financial knowledge they need to achieve stability.
Oct 13, 2016 | Meghan Alard
In some states, nearly one out of five borrowers who graduated during the 2012-2013 schoolyear have defaulted on their student loan debt payments.
Sep 22, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
Achieving the American Dream is getting tougher and tougher as home prices continue to rise, but some key areas still offer affordability to new buyers.
Sep 15, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
This interactive map shows you the best and worst states for financial stability in the nation. Does where you live determine your ability to succeed?
Aug 17, 2016 | Meghan Alard
More and more states are restricting employer credit checks as an unfair practice for job candidates hit by the Great Recession. Check out our map.
Aug 11, 2016 | Meghan Alard
View this interactive map to compare income to home affordability in 27 U.S. cities – and learn what to do if you live in a place with a large budget gap.