Every client has a story. Setbacks. Hard work. Success. When you hear their stories you may be surprised at how much of yourself you see in their circumstances. No matter the differences, however, the end result is the same across every story - they decided to make a change and reached their goals as a result. You can do the same.
The recent deep freeze in Texas left some residents with historically massive electric bills. If you find yourself stuck with an enormous utility bill as a result of a natural disaster, severe weather event, or smaller scale calamity, here are some of the initial steps you should take to protect your finances.
If you're co-signing on a loan, it's usually to help out a friend or family member who doesn't have the credit to qualify on their own. While the intentions are good, co-signing can go south quickly if the other borrower stops making payments. What are your options at that point? Can you be removed from the loan?
Credit card technology has taken a leap forward in the past decade-plus, with new features that make transactions faster and safer. But that doesn’t mean your cards won’t fail you at the most inconvenient time. So why do credit and debit cards stop working?
When a credit card, utility bill, or other debt goes unpaid long enough, it may end up being “charged off” by the lender. What exactly does that mean, and what does it mean for you? Here's everything you need to know about charged off accounts.
At the end of a strange and challenging year, it's especially important to review your debts, check your progress, and set a plan for the year ahead. Here's what to look for and how to properly assess your debts before the year ends.
In 1960, the average amount consumers spent on prescription drugs was $90. In 2017, it was $1,205. To keep the costs of necessary medications down, look toward apps and discount programs that can help you save. We’re rounded up a few of our favorites:
COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we interact with service industry workers. How has social distancing, quarantine, and state-wide lockdowns, where carryout and delivery have now become the norm, changed the etiquette of tipping? We asked some experts to weigh in:
Because holiday spending is emotionally charged, it’s easy to get pulled into financial offers that seem helpful, but end up hurting you in the end. If you’re stretching yourself financially this season, keep an eye out for these three particularly worrisome financing options.
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MMI is proudly accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. COA’s thorough, peer-reviewed accreditation process is designed to ensure that organizations like MMI are providing the highest standard of service and support for clients and employees alike.
MMI is a longstanding member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), the nation’s largest nonprofit financial counseling organization. Founded in 1951, the NFCC’s mission is to promote financially responsible behavior and help member organizations like MMI deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.