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Alex Huntsberger

Alex Huntsberger

Alex Huntsberger has covered loans, credit scores, and personal finance for OppLoans since 2015. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and a regular contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Can Your Social Security Benefits be Garnished to Pay a Debt?

Creditors can garnish your paycheck or your bank account in order to collect on an unpaid debt, but can they garnish government benefits?

Posted on: December 06, 2019


Can Paying Off Your Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score?

Sometimes, your credit score will react to certain financial behavior in unexpected ways. What happens when you pay off a student loan is a great example.

Posted on: November 21, 2019


Millennials Love Using Uber, but Seniors are the Ones Driving

Turns out that driving for a ride-hailing and rideshare app can be a great way for retirees to earn some extra income — and fill their spare time.

Posted on: November 15, 2019


20 Tips for an Amazing Thanksgiving on a Budget

Want a Thanksgiving feast that won't gobble gobble gobble up your emergency savings? We're here to save the day, pilgrim!

Posted on: October 14, 2019


Can Medical Debt Affect Your Credit?

Unpaid medical bills can end up on your credit report.

Posted on: August 08, 2019


Cut the Coupons: How to Save Money on Groceries Without Them

Feeding your family doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg; here are money-saving tips to help keep your budget in the black.

Posted on: July 17, 2019


How to Socialize While Paying Off Debt

Get over your FOMO and forget keeping up with the Joneses. Socializing while paying off debt means setting boundaries and a budget.

Posted on: July 12, 2019


Tips for Negotiating Medical Bills

Staring down a mountain of medical debt can be scary, but there are steps you can take to try and reduce those bills!

Posted on: July 12, 2019


A Broke Person’s Guide to Building a Luxe Wardrobe

Just because you don't actually have a million bucks, that doesn't have to prevent you from looking like a million bucks.

Posted on: July 11, 2019


How to Reward Yourself for Good Financial Behavior

Treating yourself after hitting a financial goal doesn't have to mean spending some of that hard-saved dough!

Posted on: July 11, 2019