Exclusive Credit Sesame survey: Americans with excellent credit scores are far more likely to also be saving money – and to have greater confidence about their financial futures – compared with people who have bad credit ratings.
How much should parents earn if “Mom” and “Dad” were salaried positions? We conducted a survey to find out. The results might surprise you.
We can all travel to exotic and interesting locations any day we want – via Instagram and other social media platforms. A healthy number of vacationers are taking it one step farther and choosing their next destination based on how share-worthy it is. The trend is not unique to the U.S. Social media is a
Being a mom is a 24/7 occupation and mothers often do double-duty as chauffeur, head chef, activities coordinator, housekeeper and chief financial officer for their families. While being a mother is a full-time job, it unfortunately doesn’t come with a generous salary or a corner office. Trying to assign a dollar amount to what a
Millions of consumers should be a lot happier with their credit scores this summer when the three credit reporting agencies start removing certain tax liens and civil judgments from credit reports — whether they are accurate or not. Some negative data will be removed from credit reports Liens and judgments that have incomplete identifying information
Sipping lemonade on the front porch of a paid-off home has long been an American dream. This is doubly true for retired folks. Lately, though, homeownership patterns have changed. The homeownership rate among seniors has been slowly declining over the past decade as these folks increasingly opt to rent. This trend seems to fly in
When 26-year-old Kayla Sloan first signed up for a free Credit Sesame account in 2013, she was drowning in $142,000 of debt – about $10,000 in credit card balances, $8,000 in student loans, a $4,000 personal loan from her parents, and a $120,000 mortgage. When Sloan’s student loan payments began, she realized she would have
You’ve made the decision that you need to buy a car but have no idea how to make sure you get the best deal. We can’t look under the hood, but we can help you get off to a good start. Lenders will use your credit score to determine your creditworthiness, your employment status, and
Debt is a huge drain on your financial life. Payments on credit cards, student loans, a car loan or a mortgage suck cash out of your wallet that you’d probably rather save or invest. Besides that, heavy debt can also drag down your credit score. A lower credit score may mean higher interest rates on
Unhappy with your job? You aren’t alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 3 million people quit their jobs this past November alone. Employees quit for a variety of reasons, from unhappy work conditions to the desire to be their own boss. Many who leave settle with another company, but a large percentage