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The Reason Why People Avoid Checking Their Credit Scores

Looking at your credit score can be a lot like going to the gym — something most people know they should do, but far fewer actually do. Credit Sesame research shows that members who have lower credit scores and more debt are less likely to log in to their accounts than those with higher credit

A Breakdown of Millennial Debt & What the Numbers Look Like Now

Millennials. There’s never a shortage of hearing about them in the media — whether it’s questioning their work ethic and the negative stereotypes of the “spoiled Millennial,” how many still live at home, don’t use credit cards, or trust banks, Gen Y has been a topic of obsession and fascination. One glaring hardship Millennials face

Men vs. Women: Who’s More Willing to Go Into Debt to Pay for a Getaway

Ah, summer vacation. For some people, that dream destination involves a sandy beach. For others, it’s a bustling city. You might prefer a classic American road trip or a flight overseas. Whatever the case, the challenge for most of us isn’t planning what we’ll do when we get there or how we’ll kick back and

Credit Sesame Survey: Are People Willing to Fund Vacations Using Only Credit Cards?

We know that many busy Americans make an effort to squeeze in a vacation during the summer months of June, July, and August. What we don’t know is how they’ll fund it. Cash from savings? Credit cards? Personal loans? How important is that next trip to those who want to travel over the summer? Are

How to Pay for Car Repairs If You Don’t Have an Emergency Fund

It’s not rocket science to know that having money saved for a rainy day is smart. We love to encourage people to build an emergency savings fund to prepare for the unexpected. As The Atlantic recently featured, the reality for many people is that saving hundreds or thousands of dollars is a struggle. Expensive calamities

Fighting & Winning the Student Loan Debt Battle: How My Wife and I Paid Off $100,000

For years, my student loan debt freaked me out. My wife and I collectively had about $100,000 in student loan debt, the majority being mine at over $75,000. It’s not that I thought about it constantly (though it rarely left my mind) or that I had collectors pounding on my door (we paid our bills

Stay Calm: Payment Options If You Owe Money to the IRS This Tax Season

If dealing with the IRS makes you nervous, you are definitely not alone. They have so much power over our financial lives. The IRS is even scarier when you realize that you owe them money. A coworker of mine found out that he owed about $3,000 to the IRS. He didn’t have enough money to

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