Tag: credit

What to Do If Your Income Is Interrupted or Lost Unexpectedly: 5 Financial Steps to Take If You Can’t Work

[ 0 ] March 30, 2020 |
What to Do If Your Income Is Interrupted or Lost Unexpectedly: 5 Financial Steps to Take If You Can’t Work

As COVID-19 spreads in the U.S., people all over the country are beginning to feel its financial impact. For the first time since the 1960s, people potentially exposed to the coronavirus are being asked to quarantine themselves. Businesses, schools, childcare centers and other institutions are taking steps such as closing offices or transitioning to remote […]

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What to Do If Your Credit Score Has Fallen – 5 Tips

[ 0 ] March 23, 2020 |
What to Do If Your Credit Score Has Fallen – 5 Tips

Your credit score can affect your life in a lot of ways, from whether you are eligible for a loan or credit card, or qualified for a security clearance. If your credit score has fallen or you want to improve your credit score, these tips can get you started. What is a Credit Score? A credit […]

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The ABCs of EMV

[ 0 ] August 17, 2016 |
The ABCs of EMV

ERIN EL ISSA February 17, 2016 Credit Card Basics, Credit Cards E-M-V isn’t as easy as A-B-C, but it’s a lot less complicated than many people think. We stripped away the confusing tech-speak and nuances that don’t apply to consumers, and came up with some of the essential questions you may have about EMV chip cards. We spoke to EMV […]

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Financial Tips by Age Group

[ 0 ] May 17, 2016 |
Financial Tips by Age Group

By Katie Bossler, GreenPath Personal Finance Counselor There are two “golden rules” in personal finance that apply, regardless of how old you are: 1) live within your means, and 2) look forward to the future and save for it. These are two very simple concepts, but very powerful. If actually applied to your everyday life, they can mean […]

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Prep Your Finances for Success in 2016

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |
Prep Your Finances for Success in 2016

With 2016 already here, many people will make resolutions to manage their personal finances better.  Whether that means saving more, or setting up a personal budget, the suggestions can get overwhelming. Here are four easy personal finance goals, for you to consider, to start the New Year on the right path:   1. Set up […]

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ILFB Annual Meeting Micro-Talk: Credit

[ 0 ] December 28, 2015 |
ILFB Annual Meeting Micro-Talk: Credit

Just a few weeks ago, we attended the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and held two Micro-Talks. One of them was titled “What the Heck Is Credit?” and was created to help you learn more about your credit score, how it is calculated, and how to take care of your credit. To summarize the Micro-Talk, […]

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