Using Debt Wisely

Evaluating Debt Consolidation

If you are like most Americans, your mail box is filled with offers for credit cards, mortgage refinancing and home equity loans. Many of those offers stress the benefits of…
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Podcast: Protecting Your Credit Card Activities

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/P3_ProtectingYourCreditCardActivities.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to review some ways to protect your credit card activities.…
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Podcast: Getting and Using Your First Credit Card

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/N5_FirstCreditCard.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to discuss getting and using your first credit card.  Even…
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Podcast: Fundamentals of Borrowing

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/F6_FundamentalsOfBorrowing.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to review the fundamentals of borrowing. The sensible use of…
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Podcast: Build a Solid Credit History

https://financialfitnessassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/F4_BuildSolidCreditHistory.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to review how a solid credit history can be one…
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Review Your Credit Report

Maintaining a solid credit history is an important part of managing your finances. A good credit record can make future borrowing easier and help you qualify for lower interest rates.…
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Reducing Your Debt Burdens

Most individuals have debt of one kind or another. It may be a home mortgage, a credit card, a student loan, an auto loan or some other form of loan.…
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Preparing to Borrow

Borrowing money is a part of almost everyone's financial lives. Mortgages, auto loans and college loans enable us to afford things that are beyond our current financial reach. Credit cards…
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Fundamentals of Borrowing

The sensible use of debt should be part of a sound financial strategy.  Debt can enable you to enjoy things that otherwise are currently beyond your reach.  Borrowing can also…
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Evaluating Credit Cards

Credit cards are a convenient part of the financial lives of many individuals. They also are the subjects of intense marketing campaigns of all types of financial organizations. Your mailbox…
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Does Debt Consolidation Make Sense?

If you are like most Americans, your mail box is filled with offers for credit cards, mortgage refinancing and home equity loans. Many of those offers stress the benefits of…
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Podcast: Pay More Than the Minimum on Your Credit Card

https://financialfitnessassociation.org//wp-content/uploads/D8_PayMoreThanCCMinimum.mp3   Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to discuss the importance of paying more than the minimum…
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Podcast: Preparing to Borrow

https://financialfitnessassociation.org//wp-content/uploads/D7_PreparingToBorrow.mp3 Welcome to the podcast series – Take Control of your Financial Future. In this session, we are going to review some steps you should go through before you apply…
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Getting Out of Debt

For many, using credit is a normal part of handling their finances.  For others, using credit can lead to uncontrolled spending, anxiety, unpleasantness or even bankruptcy.  If you want (or…
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