In today’s episode, we continue our conversation with Erin, a 32-year-old from Portland, Oregon, who recently finished her medical school residency and is starting her career as a pediatric urgent-care doctor. Erin has some savings and smaller investments, but she isn’t sure if she is on the right track
In today’s episode, we meet Tiffany, a 34-year-old therapist who works with the military and their families in St. Marys, Georgia. Tiffany is married with two children, and she is working toward her doctorate in counseling. Tiffany has been working for years to make up for some financial missteps in
Today’s episode is Part 2 of your questions about the Affordable Care Act. Yahoo Finance Reporter Melody Hahm speaks with Ralph Tornello, a benefits consultant with NY-based Ladmar Associates, specifically about enrolling in the ACA health exchanges. Under the Affordable Care Act, Americans can sign
In this episode, we flipped the script and had our own Melody Hahm speak with a health insurance expert about some questions that she and our viewers had about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchanges. Under the Affordable Care Act, children are able to stay on their parents’ health insurance
In addition to having student loans, Tynissa is an impulsive shopper and has racked up credit card debt. Tynissa has about $14,000 in student loan debt at an 11.76% interest rate and thinks it will take her about 12 years to pay off. “The [credit card] debt is adding to the stress,” says New York–based
In today’s episode, we meet Nate, a 27-year-old business analyst from Cleveland, Ohio. Nate bought his first home a little more than a year ago through a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan. Nate’s mortgage every month is $909, but he forks over an even $1,000 monthly and puts that extra $91
Today’s episode is the second installment with with Corey, a 33-year-old from Atlanta, Georgia. On Corey’s last episode, New York-based certified financial planner, Stephanie Genkin advised him on the risks of borrowing from his 401(k). Corey ran into some money troubles in his twenties and racked
Corey also has $3,500 in credit card debt with an interest rate of 20%. “Borrowing from [his] retirement account was a huge mistake,” says New York–based financial planner Stephanie Genkin. Corey will actually be taxed twice by borrowing from his retirement account.
In this episode we spoke with Jessica, a 23-year-old college student living in southern New Jersey with her parents and two dogs. Jessica, who works full time as a veterinary technician and does wedding photography on the side, is in her last semester at school. Jessica is living at home while she
Welcome to Fix My Finances, Yahoo Finance’s personal finance series. This episode we spoke with Phillip, a 34-year-old freelance TV and film producer who lives with his girlfriend of six years in Queens, New York. Phillip (left), a freelancer producer, wants a safe way to boost his retirement savings
Welcome to Fix My Finances, Yahoo Finance’s personal finance series. Each episode, we take a look at one viewer’s financial state of affairs and offer advice, insight and information on a variety of issues, including how to save more, spend less and pay off lingering debt. In this episode we spoke
This episode we spoke with Sina, a 29-year-old soldier in the US Army with a wife and three daughters. Sina, who was deployed to Afghanistan, now lives with his family in Hawaii. Sina wanted to help a friend, but cosigning a loan is almost always a personal finance no-no.
Welcome to Fix My Finances, Yahoo Finance’s personal finance series. In each episode, we take a look at one viewer’s financial state of affairs and offer advice, insight and information on a variety of issues, including how to save more, spend less and pay off lingering debt.
In this this episode we spoke with Lynn, a 35-year-old part-time student and full-time worker from Georgia who needs help rebuilding her credit. After having two cars repossessed, Lynn wants to get her finances back on track. It’s important to know that having a car repossessed is very damaging to
Welcome to Fix My Finances, Yahoo Finance’s new personal finance series. Laura wants to figure out the best way to pay off her student loans from two “ridiculously expensive” educational institutions. In this episode, we speak with Laura, 29, from Brooklyn, New York.
In this episode, we meet Keith and Candy, a newly engaged couple living in New York City. Keith, 32, is a freelance filmmaker and editor, and Candy, 30, is a freelance music teacher. Keith and Candy have questions about how to combine their finances after they get married.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to get them out from under and they filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. While Chapter 7 can wipe out most debts, it doesn’t unload you of your student loans or remove delinquencies from your credit report.
In this episode, we meet Athena, a 27-year-old from Brooklyn, NY, who has a pretty awesome perk at her job. Athena’s concern is that if something unexpected were to happen, she doesn’t have an emergency fund. Athena says she sets out to save an ambitious $1,000 a month but ends up dipping into it each
Meet Max, a 27 year old Floridian who got a new job and wants to repair his credit. Here are three practical ways he can boost his ailing credit score.
Meet Becca, a Texan who's trying to decide whether she should start saving for her kids' futures or pay down her credit card debt.
Meet Preeti, a 32-year-old Brooklynite who needs to create a real budget. We suggest a 3-part plan that should help her get her finances in order.