April 24, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused a fundamental shift across the world, from loss of employment, school closures, social distancing, and everything in between.  In order to support you through this difficult time, here are some resources that are available for w...

If you have debt, you are not alone. According to the Federal Reserve, the average American household carries $137,000 in debt.    

First thing first, in order to tackle your debt, you must set a budget. Yes, a budget! Write down what income you have comi...

February 18, 2020

Ashley was referred to The Women’s Resource for coaching through Madge Bush Transitional Housing, one of The Women’s Resource’s community partners.

Ashley started our one-on-one coaching in April 2019 with $501 in her savings account and being “credit invisible”- a ter...

Balance transfer credit cards allow you to move debt from a credit card, or a loan, that’s charging you interest, to a card that doesn’t charge interest for a period of time.  After the introductory period ends, the card’s standard interest rate becomes effective....

January 16, 2020

Four years ago, Allencia left her job to become a full-time student and pursue her goal of working in the healthcare field.  Unfortunately, her resources were tight, which led to a series of poor financial choices and her credit score suffered because of it....

December 9, 2019

Like clockwork, the holidays are here again! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have all successfully come and gone, but yet, many of us are still left with presents to purchase and to-do lists to complete.  Did you know that Houstonians are expect...

November 11, 2019

November is National Entrepreneurship Month. In 2016, President Obama established the month by Presidential Proclamation to “celebrate entrepreneurs who serve their communities and bolster our economy.” According to a report by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 27 m...

October 10, 2019

Did you know that the mean credit card debt of U.S. households is about $5,700, according to Value Penguin?  Texas ranks number 21 with an average credit card debt of $7,692.  Interestingly, Alaska residents have the highest average debt, and Ohio residents have the lo...

September 11, 2019

Are you planning for your retirement? It is never too early or too late but starting as soon as possible gives you the gift of time and more control over what kind of lifestyle you will have during your retirement years.  Consider this: less than half of Americans have...

August 27, 2019

Pictured: Lee McCrary, President, SunTrust Bank Expansion Markets, Jessika Davidson, Communications and Development Director, The Women's Resource,  Christine Powell, Executive Director, The Women's Resource, Karen Dixon, division LOB manager, SunTrust Private Wealth M...

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