Latest Articles by Erika

Holiday Debt Averaged $1,381 in 2020, Reaching a 6-Year High Amid Pandemic
The holiday season is a time for celebrating and exchanging gifts with loved ones — which can often mean swiping credit cards or taking on loans in the process. About a third (31%) of all consumers took on debt to pay for holiday expenses this year, according to a December ... Continue Reading
December 28, 2020
5 Apps That Loan You Money Before Payday
Financial emergencies have a habit of cropping up at the worst possible time — when you’re stuck in between paychecks. You might be tempted to turn to a credit card or a payday loan, but those could rack up costly fees. You may be able to get a portion of ... Continue Reading
December 22, 2020
How to Make a Budget in 5 Simple Steps
Creating a monthly budget can help you track your spending, save money and reach your financial goals. However, many Americans don’t budget their money, perhaps because the prospect of combing through bank statements and bill payments can seem daunting. It’s easier than you might think to learn how to make ... Continue Reading
December 14, 2020