Most Americans believe the economy is in bad shape, but the majority also say their finances are well, according to a poll. Still, inflation and high interest rates could impact the finances of Americans as the economy remains the top concern going into the presidential election.
The typical American’s income dropped for the third straight year amid record-high inflation. But you can still pay down high-interest debt quickly.
Inflation is taking a toll on back-to-school shopping expenses in 2023 as parents struggle with funding their children's education, supplies and extracurriculars, according to a survey.
Vice President Kamala Harris and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the Biden administration is proposing a rule to remove medical debt from credit reports.
The Federal Reserve paused interest rates in its September meeting. But inflation remains high as Americans deal with record credit card debt. Here’s what to do.
The Federal Reserve decided to pass on raising interest rates again in its latest meeting, but borrowers are still feeling pain. Here's what they can expect to pay.
Many student loan borrowers are anxious that they won't be able to meet their payment obligations once repayments resume in October, according to a recent survey by Achieve.
The U.S. national debt exceeded $33 trillion on Monday for the first time ever, setting off alarm bells over unprecedented levels of government spending.
Personal loans have helped many Americans pay down high-interest debt and improve their credit scores amid high inflation and economic uncertainty, according to a report by TransUnion.
Consumer credit balances including credit cards reached trillions of dollars in Q2 2023 as Americans turn to credit cards to deal with high inflation and meet other needs. But there are many ways to pay off debt quickly.
High mortgage rates have brought average monthly mortgage payments to near-record highs as Americans deal with economic uncertainty. But there are ways to lower your monthly mortgage payments.
There are many ways to lower student loan payments or get forgiveness. These include the Saving on A Valuable Education (SAVE) plan, income-driven repayment (IDR) plans, public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) and more.
‘The Ken Coleman Show’ host Ken Coleman dissects the cost of higher education in America as borrowers prepare for student loan payments to resume.
The U.S. federal budget deficit is expected to nearly double this year, growing to $2 trillion as a result of higher interest rates and lower tax revenue.
Intuit Credit Karma launched a new AI-powered tool called Intuit Assist that will help provide users with personalized financial advice on cash flow, budgeting, credit scores and more.
Americans with high-interest debt have several options to pay it off including personal loans, balance transfer cards and borrowing from home equity.
Gross domestic product (GDP) increased in Q2 2023 and signs of a strong economy could push the Fed to raise interest rates again. This could have a major impact on consumer debt.
Fed Governor Michelle Bowman said additional interest rates may be needed to lower inflation to a preferred target range. But inflation has slowed in recent months, even as Americans dealt with record-high credit card debt.
Almost three-quarters of Americans expect the costs of sending kids back to school this year to be challenging, with most expecting to spend more on supplies, a recent U.S. News & World Report survey said.
Americans are relying on credit cards and many said they can’t pay off their balances, according to a Quicken survey.