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Credit Card Debt vs. Emergency Savings

Credit Card Debt vs. Emergency Savings

Credit card debt that seems safe and manageable can become an untenable burden once we’re hit with a job loss or family medical emergency. That’s why – at the least — your credit card debt should never exceed the amount you’ve set aside to deal with emergencies.

Yet, a…

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Credit Unions Are Still Winning on Fees

Credit Unions Are Still Winning on Fees

Millions of Americans have switched from banks to credit unions in recent years. One big reason for this: credit unions have traditionally lower fees than banks. They still do, according to a new report from Bankrate.

CUs are under a lot of financial pressure these days, and many people have…

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Coffee

The Amazing Health Benefits of Coffee

The U.S. government is now telling us it’s OK to drink 3-5 cups of coffee per day – and it’s about time. The health benefits of coffee have been researched, and proven, for years. Now there’s new research suggesting that coffee may even be able to…

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Gas Prices Are Really Up in California

Gas Prices Are Really Up in California

While gas prices have risen in most of the country, they’re really up in California. We’re talking 60 cents a gallon up, and things could get even worse.

Crude oil is still just $49 per barrel, and refined gasoline is still the cheapest it’s been in years…

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