The 10 20 Rule: What it is and How it works

Some say rules are made to be broken, but when it comes to following financial rules and ratios, they can keep your finances in check. Many financial institutions use money ratios to determine whether borrowers qualify for loans. However, you can use other financial rules personally to help you manage your money and debt responsibly. […]

How to Spot a Debt Settlement Scam

Shocked by debt settlement scam

Facing mounds of debt brings out the most painful emotions: fear, despair, anxiety. And when you’re stuck in the never-ending cycle of paying debt and living paycheck to paycheck, you’d do anything to get out, right? That’s what debt settlement scammers are betting on.  Yes. It happens everyday. You get a call from someone who […]

5 Common Debt Scams (And How to Avoid Them)

Common debt scams to look out for

Most of us have gotten the “call.”  A debt collector, lawyer, law enforcement officer, or government official is on the phone, and they’re asking you to pay your debts—today. Failure to do so will result in jail, property seizure, or wage garnishments. They’re actually doing you a favor by calling: pay them now, and you’re […]