Going back to school is a major commitment, both in terms of finance and time, so it’s important to make sure that you’re going back for the right reasons, and that the expectations you set for yourself are realistic. Here’s a quick list of the questions you should be asking as you start thinking about returning to school, and tips for finding answers.
My name is Amie and I am the financial coach here at Trim. I’ve put together a list of advice and resources to help my coaching clients deal with the financial challenges of COVID-19. Seeing how much this has helped my clients, I wanted to […]
Now that we are in the month of September, there have been three payments delivered by the IRS for the Child Tax Credit. The Child Tax Credit is an advanced payment of $300/child ($250 for children ages 6 to 17) that is paid around the […]
As soon as COVID-19 started to impact the economy and many American livelihoods, we saw banks start to offer programs to help customers get through the pandemic. At Trim, there was a natural opportunity to add COVID-19 Relief to our existing set of Bank Negotiation […]
Introduction It all started when one of our colleagues at Trim got sick and had to go to the ER. She was fine, but the bill she got was insane. How could a routine procedure cost so much? Turns out — it doesn’t. Hospitals bill […]
Amie here, resident CFP® and Financial Coach at Trim. Many of you should be expecting a stimulus check soon. Most Americans are receiving up to $1,200 per adult (and $500 per child) which is helpful in a time like this! If you’re not sure how […]
As the world continues to cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses and government entities are stepping up to provide some relief to those who are worried about their financial security. Today, we are excited to announce that Trim is launching COVID-19 Loan […]
Here, we explain the difference between soft inquiries, which have virtually no effect on your credit score, and hard inquiries, which can negatively affect your score.
Defaulting on a student loan can be a major financial impediment in the short-term future, but it doesn’t have to ruin your financial outlook for good. Below, we provide are a few simple steps you can take to get back on track and recover your credit score in a matter of months.
Maybe you are considering bankruptcy as a strategy for getting out of debt. However, before making any life-altering decisions, it’s important that you carefully explore all of your options. In this article, we give you a basic guide to filing for bankruptcy in Illinois.
Maybe you are considering bankruptcy as a strategy for getting out of debt. However, before making any life-altering decisions, it’s important that you carefully explore all of your options. In this article, we give you a basic guide to filing for bankruptcy in Hawaii.