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Medical Bills and Your Credit Report

Good news for those with medical debt. If you haven’t heard, under the FICO Score 9 paid off medical bills no longer affect your credit score. In addition, medical bills paid by insurance won’t show up on credit reports either. The

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report, Medical Debt

3 causes of bankruptcy & how to avoid them

People make a lot of assumptions about those who file bankruptcy. You may think that the number one reason for bankruptcy is overspending, but you’d be wrong. In the financial counseling world we see every scenario you can imagine.  The

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Debt, Emergency Savings

Dealing with medical debt

This week we’re flashing back to a post about how to deal with something none of us want to: medical debt. The key is don’t avoid it and be proactive. Read on… Many people do not anticipate having medical bills, but

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Posted in Medical Debt

How Can I Save Money Right Now?

Many of us aren’t in financial crisis but we still feel like we have no money. (Raises hand sheepishly!) Is this you? You have a job, make a decent wage, live within your means, and are still broke at the

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Posted in Financial Wellness
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