Personal Finance Articles

Can You Keep Your Unemployment Benefits if You Refuse to Return to Work?
Justine Nelson

June 3, 2020

What happens to your unemployment benefits if you refuse to return to work? Here’s what…

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Are there Any Financial Benefits to Work From Home?
Anna Baluch

June 1, 2020

Find out which financial goals are important to prioritize during the coronavirus pandemic so you…

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Credit Card Changes that Might Benefit You in a Recession
Anna Baluch

May 28, 2020

Credit card companies are making changes to their benefits and rewards programs to help customers…

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Should College Students Get Stimulus Checks?
Justine Nelson

May 27, 2020

The first round of stimulus checks skipped over college students completely. Here’s how a stimulus…

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How to Protect Your Credit Score During the Covid-19 Recession
Anna Baluch

May 26, 2020

You know that protecting your credit score is important, but how do you do that…

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Food Prices Spike: How to Update Your Grocery Budget
Sara Korn

May 22, 2020

Learn how to adjust your food budget to adapt to rising grocery prices and avoid…

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Red Nose Day 2020: Freedom Financial Network Supports the Most Vulnerable
Tanya Sotos

May 21, 2020

Freedom Financial Network is happy to support Red Nose Day 2020 -- even from a…

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Student Loan Debt Forgiveness for Medical Workers
Anna Baluch

May 19, 2020

Should medical workers receive student loan debt forgiveness for their service during COVID-19? Learn about…

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Why Millennials are Being Hit Hard by the Covid-19 Recession
Justine Nelson

May 18, 2020

No generation is immune to the financial impacts of coronavirus but millennials, born between 1981…

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How to Find the Coronavirus Assistance You Can Get from Your State
Sara Korn

May 14, 2020

Now, when many people have financial hardships due to the coronavirus, there is help available.…

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3 Things Active Military Should Know about Debt and Finances
Anna Baluch

May 13, 2020

There are benefits and some drawbacks military servicemembers face when managing debt and finances. Find…

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Pros and Cons of Applying for a Personal Loan During COVID-19
Justine Nelson

May 12, 2020

Thinking of taking out a personal loan during COVID-19? Learn the pros and cons of…

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Learn a New Language During Quarantine: The Language of Money
Anna Baluch

May 11, 2020

Looking for a productive way to spend your extra time at home during quarantine? Learn…

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How to Manage Your Auto Loan Debt During Covid-19
Sara Korn

May 7, 2020

If you’re experiencing financial hardship, here’s how to think through your options when it comes…

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Will We Get Another Stimulus Check?
Justine Nelson

May 6, 2020

Another stimulus package is in the works. Will it include another stimulus check? Here’s what…

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Will Your Credit Limit Be Cut?
Anna Baluch

May 5, 2020

Some credit card companies are cutting credit limits, sometimes without notice. Will this happen to…

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Should You Try and Find a Side Gig During Lockdown?
Anna Baluch

May 4, 2020

If you’re struggling financially as a result of coronavirus, you may want to find a…

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The Good News and Bad News About Your Mortgage During Covid-19
Justine Nelson

May 1, 2020

With so many changes right now, you may have concerns about how the coronavirus will…

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Are Debt Collectors Still Calling During Coronavirus?
Anna Baluch

April 29, 2020

Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, debt collectors may still call you. Find…

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How to Create an Emergency Fund by Snacking and Watching Movies
Anna Baluch

April 28, 2020

Sitting on the couch a lot these days? Did you know you could start an…

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What is the Paycheck Protection Program?
Anna Baluch

April 27, 2020

Are you a small business owner affected by the coronavirus? Learn more about the Paycheck…

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Unemployed Due to Covid-19? Here’s How That Affects Medical Benefits
Anna Baluch

April 24, 2020

If you’re one of the millions unemployed due to the coronavirus, you may be wondering…

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How to Prepare for a Recession If You are Already Struggling
Justine Nelson

April 23, 2020

How do you prepare for a recession when you already struggle financially? Even in tough…

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What’s the Difference Between Furlough, Layoff, and Termination?
Anna Baluch

April 21, 2020

Do you know the difference between a furlough, a layoff and a termination? Here are…

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Ready to Teach Money Skills at Home?
Justine Nelson

April 16, 2020

As you work, live, teach and live fully from home, there's a lot to think…

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What Happens if You Can’t Pay Rent This Month, or Next?
Anna Baluch

April 15, 2020

If the coronavirus pandemic has left you with financial hardship rest assured you’re not alone.…

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How Will Coronavirus Impact My Retirement Savings?
Anna Baluch

April 14, 2020

The financial impact of coronavirus has many of us worried about retirement. Here are some…

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3 Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check
Justine Nelson

April 10, 2020

If you qualify and receive a stimulus check under the CARES Act, how could you…

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How to Avoid Coronavirus Financial Scams
Anna Baluch

April 6, 2020

Whenever there is an emergency, the scammers appear, and the pandemic is no exception. Learn…

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Do You Need to Change Your Spending Habits?
Justine Nelson

March 31, 2020

If you are facing a rough patch with your finances, maybe you need to change…

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Coronavirus Program Tracker: Government Benefits and Private Programs for Americans
Molly Zilli

March 27, 2020

FDR has assembled a list of federal government benefits and programs that could help families…

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Women and Money: 6 Things Women Should Know about Money and Debt
Jessica Thiefels

March 26, 2020

From the gender pay gap to financial stress, find out what you need to know…

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A Coronavirus Financial Plan: 5 Steps
Steve Tanner

March 24, 2020

If the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic has you worried, focusing on creating…

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Reducing Expenses During a Sudden Financial Hardship
Justine Nelson

March 18, 2020

It's natural to feel anxious during a difficult time. Learn how to reduce your expenses…

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Your Emergency Financial First Aid Kit
Tanya Sotos

March 17, 2020

In an emergency, you need to keep yourself, your family, and your financial future safe.…

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Financial Advice from Folks Who Should Know — Our FFN Employees
Justine Nelson

March 9, 2020

Financial advice can come from almost anywhere. But here is some good advice from people…

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Is Marriage Good for Your Financial Health?
Justine Nelson

February 25, 2020

Marriage is about a strong relationship, but can it be about strong finances too? Learn…

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7 Good Financial Habits to Master
Kate Robinson Beckwith

January 13, 2020

Having financial goals is important. Read more about 7 good financial habits to master in…

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Is a College Education Worth It?
Anna Baluch

January 2, 2020

Here’s what you and your teen should talk about when deciding if college, and all the costs that come with it, are worth it for them.

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How to Pay Less for College—What You Need to Know
Anna Baluch

December 23, 2019

Saving for college doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Read this to learn how you could afford to pay more and rely on student loans less.

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How to Talk About Money with Your Partner During the Holidays
Ann Condron

November 25, 2019

Real couples share their tips for talking about money with their partner during one of the most financially challenging times of the year: the holidays.

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How to Create Your Yearly Personal Financial Plan
Dori Zinn

November 22, 2019

A personal financial plan can help you stay on track and achieve your financial goals. Get started today with investment, tax, and savings plans.

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Protect Your Identity This Holiday Season
John Russo

November 15, 2019

Learn how to protect your identity online while you’re shopping during the holidays or any other time of year.

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How to Set up a Christmas Budget
Housten Donham

November 11, 2019

We all like to be generous during the holidays, but you don’t need to overspend.…

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6 Black Friday Tips to Get the Best Deals
Jessica Thiefels

November 11, 2019

Everyone wants the best deals leading up to the holidays. Check out these 6 Black…

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Seven Easy Ways to Start Saving for Christmas
Justine Nelson

November 11, 2019

Saving for Christmas or the whole holiday season doesn't have to be a stressful endeavor…

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10 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget
Kate Robinson Beckwith

November 7, 2019

Planning a Thanksgiving gathering doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are 10 tips for…

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The True Cost of Helping Your Kid Pay for College
John Russo

November 5, 2019

Our recent survey revealed that helping your kid through college could cause you undue emotional,…

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Convenient Alternatives to Credit Cards
Sara Korn

November 5, 2019

Using a credit card isn't always the best option, especially if you're trying to reduce…

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How to Deal with Financial Stress
Jessica Thiefels

October 22, 2019

If you're feeling anxious or physically ill about debt, then you'll want to read these tips on how to deal with financial stress and get on the right track.

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