Is There Another Lockdown Coming? How You Can Prepare

We are nearing the end of 2020, but it seems like the distress is sticking around. Ever since mid-March and “15 days to flatten the curve,” we have entered some strange dream where things keep getting wackier and wackier. Worst of all was the COVID lockdown enforced in many states. Now, many of us wonder … Continue reading Is There Another Lockdown Coming? How You Can Prepare

What to Do After Your Business Fails

There’s nothing fun about watching your business fail. If your foray into owning your own company fell flat, you’re probably feeling pretty disheartened. However, there are ways to carry on and, if you want, try again. Here’s a look at how you can process your feelings, apply what you’ve learned, and embrace your future after … Continue reading What to Do After Your Business Fails

How to Bounce Back from a Job Loss

You’ve worked hard to grow your income, climb out of debt, and improve your financial footing. But now, the worst has happened: You lost your job. Is your hard work doomed to go down the drain, or is there a path forward on your journey to financial freedom, in spite of your job loss? How … Continue reading How to Bounce Back from a Job Loss

Cancel Student Loan Debt: A Financial Coach’s Perspective

It’s understandable why there is a strong sentiment to just cancel student loan debt, and this idea is growing in popularity. But is canceling student loan debt really the proper path to take? Will it actually solve anything in the long-term? As a financial coach, I say absolutely not. Before I get into this, I … Continue reading Cancel Student Loan Debt: A Financial Coach’s Perspective

Webinar: Financial Independence with Coach Connell & CoVA Collective Realty

In light of the COVID-19 economic shutdown and the ensuing financial hardships, I had an idea. I contacted Megan Morris of CoVA Collective Realty and asked about us doing a webinar about financial independence. We set a date and recorded our conversation about what's been going on since the shutdown happened in March. As our … Continue reading Webinar: Financial Independence with Coach Connell & CoVA Collective Realty

Student Loan Servicers Are Changing; Here’s What You Need to Know

The Department of Education announced that it is signing new contracts for the federally insured student loan program. They will not renew contracts with current student loan servicers and will have new companies take over the management of your student loans. This could mean some changes to your repayment plan, so pay attention to this … Continue reading Student Loan Servicers Are Changing; Here’s What You Need to Know

Millionaires: Seven Myths Completely Debunked

When most Americans think about how millionaires live, there is no shortage of mythology and toxicity. Jealousy, envy, and spite are frequent reactions during conversations about wealthy people with those who are not themselves wealthy. The worst part about it is that those attitudes and worldviews are some of the biggest impediments to creating wealth … Continue reading Millionaires: Seven Myths Completely Debunked

Your Rights Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Every day, thousands of Americans are harassed by collectors looking to get paid. These agents abuse debtors by threatening them, verbally and emotionally abusing them, and harassing them throughout their daily lives. Fortunately, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is your friend and is here to help. But to use this tool, you need to … Continue reading Your Rights Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Managing Your Debt When Medical Bills Are A Large Portion of It

Guest post from Linda Richardson. Hello there! I hope that amid the craziness of the COVID world you and your family are making it through! Our economies are gradually starting to reopen and people are returning to work, but something that may be on many people’s minds is how to pay back significant medical bills … Continue reading Managing Your Debt When Medical Bills Are A Large Portion of It

“I Just Received A Large Sum of Money; How Should I Handle It?”

I work with people in a wide variety of situations. Many are paycheck-to-paycheck, struggling to make ends meet, and looking to pay off debt. Some, however, have received large sums of money from inheritances, settlements, and commissions, and are wondering what to do with this large sum. Each and every time, there is a certain … Continue reading “I Just Received A Large Sum of Money; How Should I Handle It?”

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