3 Reasons To Review Your Free Credit Report Right Now

Your free credit report is a compilation of information about your financial history. The three bureaus, TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian, gather information about your accounts, available credit, credit usage, payment history, and the like. The bureaus take this information and give you your credit score, which lenders use to determine how much you can borrow … Continue reading 3 Reasons To Review Your Free Credit Report Right Now

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

Working with a Financial Coach: What Your Life Can Look Like

I work with people from all walks of life. Some are just starting adult life, while others are nearing retirement. Some have a very high household income, some are very low. In the mainstream culture, these factors are often considered dispositive; that’s how it is and your future is fixed as a result. However, when … Continue reading Working with a Financial Coach: What Your Life Can Look Like

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

Virginia Beach Financial Coaching Success: Van & Angela

This Virginia Beach financial coaching client of mine had an incredible transformation in their personal finances after just six months. I'm so proud of them and am excited for what their future holds! Van and Angela are a classic American family who, on the outside, were living the American Dream. Van is a Navy veteran … Continue reading Virginia Beach Financial Coaching Success: Van & Angela

Smart Financial Planning Tips for Young Adults

Millennials are fairly well-established in the workforce, and now Generation Z, those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, are now entering the workforce. Unfortunately, the BBC reports that many of today’s young adults are working more (and earning less) than previous generations did in their 20s. That’s why it’s important that young adults … Continue reading Smart Financial Planning Tips for Young Adults

IRS Announces Tax Bracket Changes for 2020

For the 2020 tax year, the IRS has made some changed that could affect your take-home pay and total federal tax liability. MSN reports that the changes do not affect the rates themselves, but changes the income thresholds for the brackets as adjusted for inflation. In 2017, Congress changed federal income tax rates and brackets … Continue reading IRS Announces Tax Bracket Changes for 2020

“We Used a Coach…My Cousin Didn’t” – Life With and Without A Coach

It's a common question that a lot of folks ask when they hear about the idea of working with a coach: " Why should I pay someone when I can’t even make payments on some of our debts?" It often seems illogical to add what may seem like "another payment" to your budget. But a … Continue reading “We Used a Coach…My Cousin Didn’t” – Life With and Without A Coach

The Four Walls of Your Household’s Finances

In the Baby Steps program, the Four Walls are the fundamental necessities of your household's finances. These bills are paid before anything else; before the credit card company, before Sallie Mae, before the medical debts. Food The first wall of your household finances is food. No matter how much debt you have, you and your … Continue reading The Four Walls of Your Household’s Finances

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