Nov 03, 2014 | Meghan Alard
For every foreclosure sale closed in August, five homes were saved or sold off gracefully by the owners. Is this the final sign of the housing recovery?
Oct 22, 2014 | Meghan Alard
A study reveals renters lack financial stability when compared to homeowners, but even more troubling is the lack of financial literacy overall.
Oct 13, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Borrowers are getting comfortable taking out money against their home’s equity, but are home equity loans putting us back in line for a bad bubble burst?
Oct 09, 2014 | Meghan Alard
When 44 percent of borrowers with federal student loan debt can’t afford to make payments, is it even possible to fix a lending system that’s so broken?
Oct 03, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Consumers say they are confident, but reveal they are not well informed about the home buying process. Get expert advice to clear up the confusion.
Sep 25, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Consolidated Credit marks Hispanic Heritage Month by offering 3 essential steps Hispanic-Americans should take to get on the road to financial freedom.
Sep 15, 2014 | Meghan Alard
With no legislation in sight to stem the high cost of a college education, the burden in on parents to help children afford post-secondary education.
Sep 11, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Lawmakers want to overhaul the legislation that governs consumer credit reports, but are the proposed changes really good for the average consumer?
Sep 01, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Laboring under the burden of big credit card debt? This Labor Day, Consolidated Credit urges you to show your debt whose boss and take back control.
Aug 29, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
A shocking survey found that more parents talk with their boys about money than their girls. All kids should learn the value of money equally.
Aug 27, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Scam artists stole millions of dollars from military members and other consumers. But they were caught. Find out how you can avoid being scammed.
Aug 25, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Payments on home equity loans taken out in the early 2000’s may double now that the interest-only draw period is ending. Here’s how to avoid default.
Aug 19, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Financial concerns are scaring many Americans even though the economy is bouncing back. Learn what’s scaring them the most and how to ease the pain.
Aug 18, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Military members are still stressed about their financial future but now they are saving more money. Find out who’s helping them plan their future.
Aug 11, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Are you taking advantage of your employer-based retirement plan? If not learn how valuable it is to contribute and if one is available to you.
Jul 18, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Increased regulation is supposed to make it harder to borrow beyond your means, but post-recovery, many consumers are finding it impossible to borrow at all.
Jul 11, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Debt settlement programs remain a problem for many consumers in debt because they don’t settle their financial problems in the right manner.
Jul 07, 2014 | Meghan Alard
PenFed Foundation has launched a new tool to help military families get ahead in emergency situations, but does the Asset Recovery Kit (ARK) really work?
Jun 27, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
More Americans want the freedom that a flexible workplace schedule gives them for family needs. And employees are slowly catching on to their wishes.
Jun 25, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Major car repairs vary from state to state, but all of them are expensive. Learn how to avoid costly repairs with these tips from Consolidated Credit.
Jun 12, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
The new trend in retirement planning is automatic 401(k) plan enrollment. Learn more about it and how it can help you prepare for retirement.
Jun 11, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Wells Fargo and Consolidated Credit have teamed up to support financial literacy education for military service members and veterans in South Florida.
Jun 10, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Veterans are looking for companies that cater to vets by offering mentorship and retention programs, but how easy is it to secure one of those jobs?
Jun 09, 2014 | Meghan Alard
A new study shows modern nontraditional families are struggling more financially than their traditional counterparts. Does your family need a new strategy?
Jun 04, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Most Americans are more worried about identity theft than they are about war or threats of terrorism, but is there good reason to be concerned?
Jun 02, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
One out of four American homeowners is not happy with the homes they live in. Don’t suffer from buyer’s remorse, get educated before you buy a home.
May 30, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Most people change car insurance providers because of a bad customer experience, but you may not be as satisfied with the savings get you from switching.
May 26, 2014 | Meghan Alard
The Department of Defense released a report that could have a significant impact on the finances of military families. What does it really say?
May 21, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Future health care costs for Middle class Americans could jeopardize their plans for a comfortable retirement. Start planning for your golden years now.
May 12, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Graduation season is fast approaching and more companies are preparing to hire recent college grads, but are they ready for the real world?
May 07, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
There are a variety of ways to save money on insurance. Use these interesting tips and some other unusual facts to help stretch your paycheck.
May 02, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Being a safe driver doesn’t always guarantee you’ll pay the lowest premiums on car insurance. Sex, age and even marital status may affect your insurance rates.
Apr 28, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
The average American can’t afford to buy a new car without going into serious debt. Check out this list we found and buy an affordable used car.
Apr 25, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
A mixture of soft skills and hard skills is the winning combination when it comes to landing a great job. Find out what soft skills are most important.
Apr 23, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
A recent survey revealed that college students aren’t properly educated on finances. Learn how to correctly manage your money like an expert.
Apr 23, 2014 | Meghan Alard
In part to of our Fair Housing Month video series, we talk where to go to lodge a complaint and hear about one story of 5 women beating discrimination.
Apr 18, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Avoid going into further debt to improve your chances at finding a better job. Get a job with an employer who’s willing to pay for your training.
Apr 16, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
Consolidated Credit and H.O.P.E are teaming up for Fair Housing Month to make sure you know your rights as a homebuyer, so you can prevent discrimination.
Apr 14, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
America’s biggest bank is leading the way with a new policy intended to protect against identity theft, but it may make banking a little less convenient.
Apr 11, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
American consumers are living dangerously by not saving enough money to live when they lose all sources of income. Get the facts and start saving.
Apr 10, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Is it possible to educate and prepare kids for financial independence in a world where technology is constantly changing how we manage our money?
Apr 09, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Over half of Americans recently surveyed don’t seek out financial knowledge to help with their retirement. Use these tips to help prepare yourself today.
Apr 07, 2014 | Meghan Alard
A new CFPB study on payday loans confirms that more often than not, taking out these short-term loans is a fast way to long-term debt problems.
Mar 31, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
The percentage of workers delaying retirement is dropping but data proves there are still not enough workers properly preparing for their golden years.
Mar 27, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
Jobs are hard to come by in this competitive job market and you need more than good grades to get hired, you need work experience.
Mar 24, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Americans are motivated to buy and sell homes in 2014, especially with the government shutdown threat resolved. Is the housing market bouncing back?
Mar 19, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Women today have more financial responsibility and power than ever before, so why are many still worried about losing everything and becoming homeless?
Mar 17, 2014 | Meghan Alard
If you overspend on St. Patrick’s Day today, you could end up with a debt hangover to match the physical hangover you have after a night of revelry.
Mar 12, 2014 | Meghan Alard
If you’re making a major purchase this year, you may want to check your credit first. The recent wave of ID theft cases means you could pay more interest.
Mar 07, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
Consolidated Credit is launching a new Photoshop contest through Facebook that lets you slay the money-sucking vamps, Hi-Rate and Hi-Pay.
Mar 07, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
In 2014 parents are more concerned about saving and planning for their children’s college fund and avoiding debt when their kids graduate.
Jan 31, 2014 | April Lewis-Parks
The Association of Credit Counseling Professionals warns tax ID theft will be an even bigger issue than last year. So how do you keep your identity safe?
Jan 24, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
A study finds keeping up with the Joneses may work as well when it comes to saving as it does for spending. Can we be inspired to save by our neighbors?
Jan 22, 2014 | Meghan Alard
A survey finds the U.S. auto industry is benefiting from people wanting the latest tech in vehicles. But is technology the right reason to get a new car?
Jan 17, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Want to save on food? Consolidated Credit recommends Consumer Report's 5 Tips to Save in the Kitchen. At home meals saved one couple over $2500 in a year!
Jan 15, 2014 | Meghan Alard
Although the FBI is warning retailers to be on high alert for mass identity theft attempts like the one at Target, are you more of a danger to yourself?
Jan 13, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
It's National Financial Wellness Month, and while we're not sure who started it, it's a great excuse to take time and get your finances in order.