Ask The Money Coach http://askthemoneycoach.com Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:01:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Fight Back Against Ridiculous College Fees http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/how-to-fight-back-against-ridiculous-college-fees/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/08/how-to-fight-back-against-ridiculous-college-fees/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:01:42 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19523 Last Updated 1st August, 2015 Tuition and fees are often lumped together on college bills. But just like you should know all the “extras” you’re paying for when you buy a car, so too should you be aware of all the additional fees that are charged to you beyond tuition expenses.   For starters, it’s […]

 

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13 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks and Supplies http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/07/13-ways-to-save-money-on-college-textbooks-and-supplies/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/07/13-ways-to-save-money-on-college-textbooks-and-supplies/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:02:27 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19530 Last Updated 20th July, 2015 The latest data from the College Board show that college students spend about $1,200 a year on books and supplies.   That’s a lot of cash. But believe it or not, the National Association of College Stores reports that spending on college textbooks is actually on the decline.   Textbook […]

 

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Should You Use Retirement Savings to Pay Off Debt? http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/07/should-you-use-retirement-savings-to-pay-off-debt/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/07/should-you-use-retirement-savings-to-pay-off-debt/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:04:10 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19513 Last Updated 20th July, 2015 Q. I am a 61, single parent, and can’t seem to come up with a strategy to get out of debt. Is it ok to take a loan from a pension fund?  Also, a debt solutions company advised me to cut up all credit cards.  Considering I have a child, […]

 

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Rapper 50 Cent and Bankruptcy: Myth Vs. Fact in This Money & Media Mirage http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/07/rapper-50-cent-and-bankruptcy-myth-vs-fact-in-this-money-media-mirage/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/07/rapper-50-cent-and-bankruptcy-myth-vs-fact-in-this-money-media-mirage/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:05:26 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19534 Last Updated 17th July, 2015 Social media and the mainstream press have been buzzing recently about rapper 50 Cent and his Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.   If you’ve read any of the news coverage, or followed the stream of mostly snarky comments on Twitter or Facebook, you might be inclined to believe any of the […]

 

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Impact of Closing an Account on Your Credit Score http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/07/impact-of-closing-an-account-on-your-credit-score/ http://askthemoneycoach.com/2015/07/impact-of-closing-an-account-on-your-credit-score/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:04:50 +0000 http://askthemoneycoach.com/?p=19509 Last Updated 17th July, 2015 Q. You mentioned that closing credit card accounts hurts your FICO score.  If you closed accounts years ago, what is the timeline where it no longer affects your score?  I only have one Visa card that I use now.  I had no debt issues, just wanted to streamline my cards. Also, […]

 

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