Fix My Finances

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Small, simple changes to your personal finances actually can impact your life in big ways. Our experts will talk to young adults across the country to analyze their spending habits and find straightforward, practical changes to improve their finances for the short and long run.

  • Fix My Finances: I want to start investing as I start my new career
    Yahoo Finance3 months ago

    Fix My Finances: I want to start investing as I start my new career

    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

  • Fix My Finances: How to save for a down payment on a house
    Yahoo Finance3 months ago

    Fix My Finances: How to save for a down payment on a house

    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

  • Fix My Finances: Most common questions about ACA insurance
    Yahoo Finance4 months ago

    Fix My Finances: Most common questions about ACA insurance

    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

  • Fix My Finances: What are my health insurance options?
    Yahoo Finance4 months ago

    Fix My Finances: What are my health insurance options?

    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

  • Fix My Finances: I'm an impulsive shopper
    Yahoo Finance4 months ago

    Fix My Finances: I'm an impulsive shopper

    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

  • Fix My Finances: Should I pay off my mortgage or credit cards first?
    Yahoo Finance4 months ago

    Fix My Finances: Should I pay off my mortgage or credit cards first?

    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 

  • Fix My Finances: I'm overwhelmed by debt and don't know what to do
    Yahoo Finance4 months ago

    Fix My Finances: I'm overwhelmed by debt and don't know what to do

    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

  • Fix My Finances: I borrowed from my 401(k)
    Yahoo Finance5 months ago

    Fix My Finances: I borrowed from my 401(k)

    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.

  • Fix My Finances: Help me prioritize my debts
    Yahoo Finance5 months ago

    Fix My Finances: Help me prioritize my debts

    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

  • Fix My Finances: This freelancer needs to boost his retirement savings
    Yahoo Finance5 months ago

    Fix My Finances: This freelancer needs to boost his retirement savings

    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

  • Fix My Finances: Tracking your expenses
    Yahoo Finance5 months ago

    Fix My Finances: Tracking your expenses

    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

  • Fix My Finances: I cosigned a loan—and my buddy defaulted
    Yahoo Finance6 months ago

    Fix My Finances: I cosigned a loan—and my buddy defaulted

    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.

  • Fix My Finances: My ADHD makes it hard for me to manage my money
    Yahoo Finance6 months ago

    Fix My Finances: My ADHD makes it hard for me to manage my money

    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.

  • Fix My Finances: How can I turn around my credit after two car repossessions?
    Yahoo Finance6 months ago

    Fix My Finances: How can I turn around my credit after two car repossessions?

    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

  • Fix My Finances: Is an IBR plan the best way to pay off your student loans?
    Yahoo Finance6 months ago

    Fix My Finances: Is an IBR plan the best way to pay off your student loans?

    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.

  • Will I lose my Medicaid benefits after getting married?
    Yahoo Finance7 months ago

    Will I lose my Medicaid benefits after getting married?

    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.

  • Life after Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Yahoo Finance7 months ago

    Life after Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    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.

  • How to set up an emergency savings account
    Yahoo Finance7 months ago

    How to set up an emergency savings account

    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

  • 3 ways to fix your credit score
    Yahoo Finance7 months ago

    3 ways to fix your credit score

    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.

  • How to tackle overwhelming credit card debt
    Yahoo Finance8 months ago

    How to tackle overwhelming credit card debt

    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.

  • How to take control of your retail credit cards
    Yahoo Finance8 months ago

    How to take control of your retail credit cards

    Meet Katie, a 32-year-old New Yorker who's trying to tame her retail credit cards.

  • How a 39-year-old freelancer can afford $30K in home renovations
    Yahoo Finance8 months ago

    How a 39-year-old freelancer can afford $30K in home renovations

    Meet Conor, a 39-year-old Florida resident who is trying to balance home renovations with smart saving.

  • How this 32-year-old New Yorker can get more out of her savings
    Yahoo Finance8 months ago

    How this 32-year-old New Yorker can get more out of her savings

    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.