A Quick Guide to Credit Checks (As Reported by Oscar Gonzalez of CNET)

Whether you’re new or acclimated to the world of personal finance, you’ve probably heard the term “credit score”. To put it in simple terms, it’s a rating for a person’s reliability to pay back loans. The higher the number, the better. And several factors can influence this number. If you’re on time with payments, great!… Read More

How A Global Pandemic Can Produce A Clean Financial Slate (as reported by Maryalene LaPonsie of U.S. News & World Report)

Look, no one is going to argue that the overall effects of COVID-19 are positive. It has becoming increasingly clear that as a society, we’ve been overwhelmingly under-prepared. However, amidst the public panic and increasing political divide, one thing is certain. We have an opportunity to re-evaluate our financial situations, and adjust accordingly. Given the… Read More

8th Annual 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance Rankings Announced

New York, NY – April 27, 2020 Working in Support of Education (W!se), a national educational nonprofit, announced the 2020 ranking of the “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” today during a virtual ceremony sponsored by Voya Financial®. Hurley High School in Virginia earned first place. The High School for Math, Science &… Read More

How to React to Your Finances in COVID 19 (Guest Post by Shiv Nanda of MoneyTap)

Owing to the global lock-down, the stock markets have plummeted, workers have been forced to stay home from work, schools have shut, and many small businesses face financial problems due to the uncertainty the pandemic has brought about. In such times, it is only natural to have significant financial concerns. There are some smart financial… Read More

Private Loans Are Another Option For College Students (Guest Post by LendEDU)

Have you exhausted all of your scholarship, grant, and federal student loan options, but still need help paying for college? A private student loan may be right for you. You can compare interest rates, repayment terms, and eligibility requirements of the best private student loan companies below. Having a good credit score or a creditworthy… Read More