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College Student Money Management with Cathy DeWitt Dunn

Friday, August 25th, 2017 and is filed under Financial Planning Tips, Uncategorized, Videos

When it comes to money management, college students tend to make a lot of mistakes. The two biggest money mistakes that college student make are student loan debt and credit card debt.

Join Cathy DeWitt Dunn on Channel 5 News in Dallas to discuss College Student Money Management. Read More

US Household Debt Hits Record Levels

Friday, August 18th, 2017 and is filed under Financial Planning Tips, Videos

Laila Muhammad and Cathy DeWitt DunnIf you are cringing every time you open your bills every single month, well, you’re definitely not alone. According to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans’ debt level has hit a new record high. Total U.S. household debt has hit nearly $13 trillion in the most recent quarter. That is up over $500 billion over the same time last year. Well, that study also found that the average American is about $37,000 in debt. So 1 in 10 Americans are more than $100,000 in debt, and that’s not even including your mortgage. Credit card debt is also at a record high. According to the Federal Reserve, U.S. households collectedly have more than $1 trillion in credit card debt. Read More

Student Loan Interest Rates Drop in 2015

Monday, July 6th, 2015 and is filed under Financial Planning Tips, Videos

Student loan interest rates drop for the 2015-2016 school year. The new rates for federal student loans go into effect for loans taken between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016. The new rates will allow students to borrow at a 4.29% interest rate for subsidized and unsubsidized loans, down from 4.66% in the last academic year. Graduate students will be able to borrow at 5.84 percent, down from 6.21%, and parents can borrow at 6.84 percent, down from 7.21%.

In the following interview on WFAA Channel 8 News, Cathy DeWitt Dunn dives into the subject of student loan interest rates. Read More

What is the American Dream today?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 and is filed under Uncategorized, Videos

Is the American Dream Dead?Throughout the years, the American Dream was said to be that “if you are willing to work hard, you can be successful and build a good life for you and your family.” But is that still true today?

Wikipedia describes the American Dream as “a national ethos of the United States, a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work.”

Unfortunately, there are many who either think the American Dream is out of reach or is dead. In a recent telephone poll conducted by ORC International, a stunning 59% of respondents agreed with the statement, “The American dream has become impossible for most people to achieve.” Read More

Student Loan Debt & Long-Term Impact [Video]

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 and is filed under Uncategorized, Videos

Student Loans – Dallas Fox 4 News’ Becky Oliver Investigation

Fox 4 News in Dallas takes an in-depth look at the long-term impact of student loan debt. Annuity Watch USA Financial Planner, Cathy DeWitt Dunn contributes to this report.

Student loan debt in America has now surpassed a staggering $1-trillion and is still on the rise. Fox 4 News Investigator, Becky Oliver, shows the devastating effects that student loans can have, not only in the short term, but over years and even decades. Read More