Category Archives: Credit Cards

JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #119-The EMV Chip Debit Cards and What They Mean to You

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What is the EMV Chip Debit Card? Difference between running your debit card as “Credit” vs “Debit” Why the EMV Chip Card will reduce fraud My Experience in using my EMV Chip Card … Continue reading

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Interest rate is *not* the problem

When I’m working with a client on getting out of debt, especially on student loans or credits, one of the first things they ask about is how to lower their interest rates on the loans.

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #107-How the credit score is the most overrated measure of financial success in the personal finance world

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The role that the credit score plays in the financial industry What role should it play in your finances? What a credit score can’t do for your finances Build up other financial disciplines … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #84-Money is a good servant, but a bad master

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Remembering Dr. Thomas J. Stanley Why do we treat the source of money differently? Anthem and Identity Theft Guest media appearances Quote of the week Today’s show is in memory of Dr. Thomas … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Why standard financial advice bugs me

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, see what I post on Facebook and Twitter, or listen to the podcast you know that my beliefs about how money works and how my family handles our money are … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #49-The What, How, and Why of your credit report

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: What is the difference between a credit report and a credit score Why you need to monitor your credit report How to get your credit report for free How to fix … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-Being a month behind when using credit cards

To receive notifications of new posts, please join our email list. The topic of credit cards brings up some of the most spirited debate on the internet regarding personal finance. Some love them; others hate them with a passion. Personally I … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #44-Beware of junk mail special offers

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: Going through special limited offers I’ve receive in my mail lately How a reward credit card that helps pay off your mortgage might cost you more in the long run Don’t … Continue reading

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Friday Financial Tidbit-The Power of a Sale

To receive notifications of new posts, please join our email list. Everyone loves a good sale. Why wouldn’t we? It’s a great way to get a good deal and save money at the same time, especially if you were going … Continue reading

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JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast Lesson #23-How to prepare your teenager for life after high school

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHighlights of today’s show: Teenagers are not adequately prepared to handle money after graduating from high school How financial decisions today impact our finances tomorrow Importance of college and how to save and pay for … Continue reading

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