Articles by Debbie Baratz:
Consumers seeking renters insurance have options ranging from basic coverage to different additions. Making a coverage decision can be challenging, along with selecting an insurance carrier. Assurant, a specialist in renters insurance, may answer these concerns.
Progressive offers consumers basic renters insurance with the option to add additional coverage. Costs are in line with other insurance companies, and its online quote is easy to obtain. There are many discounts available, as well.
Sometimes we make purchases we want, but we don’t need, like last-minute baseball tickets or new shoes. These impulse buys are made on a whim, spurred by manic emotions or feelings triggered by marketing. Fortunately, with self-discipline and open conversations, you can stop impulsive spending. Impulse buying is extremely common, according to CreditCards.com, w
Most families and students believe a college degree is worth the investment, and most are willing to push themselves financially to make it happen. According to the joint national study, “How America Values College 2018,” by Sallie Mae and Ipsos, an independent global market research company, it found that most families believe college is worth the […]
Whether it’s a medical emergency, car accident, or some other unexpected cost, many Americans are financially unprepared. Even in today’s strong economy, many Americans continue living paycheck to paycheck and 40 percent don’t have $400 to pay for emergency expenses, NPR reported. Many working-class people opt for payday loans and other high-cost borrowing optio
If a student drops out of college partway through a semester, they can lose the money they paid for tuition and fees. But in recent years, more people are paying for tuition insurance. Tuition insurance can protect families if their child drops out of college after the school’s deadline to obtain tuition reimbursement – typically at the […]
The Pentagon Federal Credit Union and Sallie Mae announced a new partnership that will give PenFed members access to in-school financing through a suite of undergraduate and graduate school payment options. The partnership offers an easy-to-use scholarship tool, PenFed Scholarship Search. This allows access to three million scholarships valued at more than $
U.S. household debt continued growing in the second quarter this year, pushed by increased mortgage borrowing, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Yet as household debt has grown, fewer student loan borrowers are late on their payments. During the second quarter, total household debt increased 0.6 percent from […]
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