uber minimum wage

The New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission approved new rules yesterday that are designed to set a minimum wage of $17.22 an hour for Uber and Lyft drivers. Last August, New York’s City Council also set a cap on new vehicle licenses for ride-hail services. The purpose of these measures is to regulate the […]

deferment and forbearance

Federal student loans offer deferment and forbearance options to help borrowers during times of financial hardship. If you qualify, you can temporarily reduce or pause your loan payments. But what about private loans? Can you get a deferment or forbearance on private student loans? Do they offer similar repayment protections? Here’s what you need to know. 8 lenders that offer deferment […]

ULTRAFICO SCORE launched

In partnership with Experian and fintech company Finicity, FICO recently announced a new credit scoring model called the UltraFICO Score. This new score will give customers the choice to include data from their bank accounts as well. This marks the first time the credit scoring pioneer has included consumer-contributed data in its credit scoring calculations. This makes it possible for people who can’t […]

Student Loan Consolidation Guide

If you’re part of the 92% of college graduates with federal student loans, you may be panicking with November right around the corner. Why? Because the end of November also marks the end of the student loan grace period on the majority of federal loans. But there’s no need to panic. If you know your options and take the […]

secured credit cards that repair credit

If you have bad credit or you’re looking to get your first credit account, a credit card can help you establish a great credit score. But getting a credit card isn’t always wise or possible. For example, student credit cards typically have an income requirement, which is hard to meet if you’re going to school full time. And secured credit […]

What credit score do you need for a Walmart credit card

So you realize you shouldn’t rack up credit card debt, have stopped spending, and are paying down your balances. You’re on the right path. The problem is, your interest rates are high and it’s taking too long to pay off your balances. Well, there may be a better repayment strategy: a debt consolidation loan. Instead of making […]

variable vs fixed ; fixed vs variable student loan rates

Student loans can help you get the education you need to achieve your career goals. Without them, many Americans wouldn’t be able to pursue their dreams. For instance, 42% of those who attended college, acquired some debt from their education. However, education debt can be a big burden to bear when it comes time to pay […]

Financial goals

How To Achieve Your Financial Goals

Many people dream of what they want to achieve, but few actually set concrete goals in order to be successful. In the world of financial goals, there is nothing more important to keeping you focused on the prize than to have clearly defined, measurable, time-sensitive goals. So what is your financial goal? Perhaps you want […]

debt bill consolidation

How Does Bill Consolidation Work

Do you avoid answering your phone because of too many collection calls? Are you feeling overwhelmed by how many credit cards you have with high balances and high interest rates? Or maybe you only pay the minimum due each month and have a zero balance in your savings account. If you answered “yes” to any […]

DIY debt settlement

Student loan debt is rising at an alarming rate, but undue hardship on student loans might be an option for some. The total now exceeds $1.5 trillion, and 10.7% of the total debt is 90+ days delinquent or in default. The weight of this debt is crushing the financial stability of the average American – over 44 million, to […]