Mechel Glass is vice president of community outreach for CredAbility. She is responsible for coordinating community outreach and financial education activities across the agency’s regions and developing new education programs for both classroom settings and online.
May 22, 2013
There are signs that America’s credit crunch is easing. Auto sales have been growing for several months. Mortgage interest rates have been at rock bottom for so long that many homeowners with good credit have...
May 15, 2013
Sometimes there must be a sense of urgency to accomplish a goal. For example, my parents, sisters, nieces and other family members have banded together to...
May 8, 2013
My mother recently learned how to play Solitaire, the one-person card game, and often plays online for extended periods. But every so often she gets stumped and will call me with a question; she now refers to me as her solitaire coach.
May 1, 2013
I speak with many people who have little margin for error in their monthly budgets; they are concerned that they can’t pay their...
April 24, 2013
Not long ago, I picked up my daughter from school and discovered that her entire class was punished because another child misbehaved and interrupted the day’s instruction.
After hearing her story, I recalled that the same classmate...
April 17, 2013
Are you feeling less confident about the future? The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index released on Friday shows that confidence among Americans fell to a nine-month low in April. This comes despite a red-hot stock...
April 10, 2013
The recession has been officially over for more than two years, but it often doesn’t feel like it, especially if you are still looking for a job.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Friday that payrolls only rose by 88,000 workers last...
April 3, 2013
Most research shows that financial problems are the leading cause of divorce. Of course, every couple has bills to pay, emergencies that force us to borrow and differences over spending and investing.
So how does a couple keep their eye on...
March 27, 2013
It’s officially spring and time for your first financial checkup of 2013. This is an easy exercise to help you reach your goals for the year.
As part of my...
March 20, 2013
The Federal Reserve has a pledge to keep interest rates low until unemployment falls below 6.5 percent and inflation tops 2.5 percent. But with the...