Credit Card Debt on the Rise

After a several year decrease in credit card debt balances, consumer credit card usage is on the rise as customers regain confidence in borrowing since the 2008 financial crisis. According to The Wall Street Journal, “U.S. credit-card balances are on track to hit $1 trillion this year.” This is significant because consumer credit reached a peak of

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Your spring cleaning checklist for your finances from CCCSOK.org

We know you have loads you want to accomplish this spring, but we propose that these five items can make your financial year a big success! Review your credit report (with CCCSOK.org or by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com) Organize your websites and passwords (you can use a free or low cost service like LastPass or KeyPass) Review

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How do I find out if a loved one has left me life insurance or annuity benefits?

Special thanks to the Oklahoma Insurance Department for providing this information. Visit the Oklahoma Insurance Consumer Assistance Department online or by calling 800-522-0071.   The Life Policy Locator Service is a free tool from the Oklahoma Insurance Department to help people find life insurance or annuity benefits left to them by a deceased loved one. Individuals

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What to do if you are in an auto accident

Special thanks to the Oklahoma Insurance Department for providing this information. Visit the Oklahoma Insurance Consumer Assistance Department online or by calling 800-522-0071.   In case you are involved in an automobile accident, here are some helpful tips from the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Step 1 – Call 911 if someone has a life threatening injury.

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After the Disaster

Special thanks to the Oklahoma Insurance Department for providing this information. Visit the Oklahoma Insurance Consumer Assistance Department online or by calling 800-522-0071.   Tornado season in Oklahoma is just around the corner. We hope your family won’t be affected but just in case, here are a few helpful tips provided by the Oklahoma Insurance Department

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5 Positive Reactions for When Your Job is Downsized

Little can be more troubling than receiving a pink slip. Yet, from time to time in most people’s lives, most any job has the possibility of becoming a casualty in rolling economic cycles. Sometimes, some quick positive reactions can make a big difference in how you see yourself and the quality of your next steps

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Financial Recovery Takes Time, and a Backseat to Pressing Priorities

  A drive through the Oklahoma heartland shows a tell-tale reminder of the damage done in the historic 2013 storms. You can see it in the trees. Giant trees stripped to toothpicks with bushy leaves growing on them in the river bottom of I-44 near the Newcastle exit; along I-40 headed to El Reno and

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