Author: Elyssa Kirkham

Financial Literacy

6 Steps to Protect Yourself As a Victim of Identity Theft

There it was on my credit report: a delinquent account more than 90 days overdue. It was hurting my credit and my chances at refinancing my mortgage. The only problem was — I didn’t recognize the account or remember opening it. I started to suspect I was the victim of

Financial Literacy

Federal vs. Private Student Loans — What You Need to Know

Private or federal student loans: what’s the difference between the two, and which should you choose? This is a question that many students and their parents may face when figuring out how to pay for college. But it can also be a consideration for borrowers who are repaying student loans

Financial Literacy

How to Weigh the Cost of Daycare

One of the biggest challenges many families face is paying for childcare. Here’s what you need to know about weighing the costs.

Financial Literacy

7 Tips for Dealing with Financial Stress

Financial stress is an almost universal experience. But the financial strain on many people is especially pronounced right now due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis. If left unchecked, this money stress can damage both your financial and mental health. 

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