When Medical Bills Pile Up Credit Scores Can Suffer

Ronda Barmoy was a community services manager with a high-five-figure income, insurance and savings for a rainy day. Then, mounting medical bills made money so tight she turned to credit cards just to survive. Barmoy can no longer work, but spent several years managing different community-based services organizations. Her primary role was providing vocational guidance…

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How One Couple Went From $46,000 in Debt to Financially Independent in a Few Short Years

Lauren Greutman cried the day she brought her husband, Mark, into the bedroom of their custom-built Charlotte, N.C., dream home for a heart-to-heart conversation. They were about to have their first child but she’d been keeping a secret. Splayed out across their bed was the evidence. On their comforter lay a myriad of financial statements…

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Starting from Scratch: How a Family Moved to America and Built Excellent Credit From Nothing

Janna Dor and her family have had an amazing journey through life and across the world. Her parents, Gavriel and Ester, and her younger brother, Imanuel, are from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, formerly part of the former Soviet Union. In 1990 the Soviet Union broke up, allowing the family to emigrate to Israel. Ten years later, Janna…

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