Americans hit the trillion-dollar mark in credit card debt for the first time ever. In spite of the record amount, some cities, including Athens, did well in paying down that debt during the first quarter of the year. Jill Gonzalez is an analyst with the Personal Finance website WalletHub. She says consumers did manage to repay more than $40 billion so far this year.


With more teens get their driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of six teens die every day from motor vehicle injuries, the personal finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers.

Georgia came in in the top 20, at number 16 on that list. Jill Gonzalez says WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states in three main categories: safety, economic environment, and driving laws…an area where Georgia did particularly well.

Athens Among Worst Cities for Student Loan Debt

Jun 9, 2018

Summer classes have started at countless college campus across the country and many students attending those schools are incurring debt. According to the personal finance website WalletHub, students in Athens are among those with the worst debt-to-income ratio.

“Athens is in the 99th percentile when it comes to student debt, so it really can’t get any worse here."

Analyst Jill Gonzalez tells us what that means for students after graduation.

WalletHub Survey: Things People Like More Than Taxes

Apr 15, 2018

Tax Day is looming and there are still millions of Americans who have yet to file their taxes. According to the website fivethirtyeight.com  (538), one in seven people file in the last week. This year people have some extra time, taxes are due until Tuesday, April 17, but some state deadlines are even longer. Iowa and Virginia resident have until May 1 and Louisiana residents have until May 15. Even with the longer deadlines, tax season is still a time most filers dread.

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The Super Bowl is just days away and the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018’s Best and Worst cities for Football fans. While Green Bay Wisconsin topped the list at number one, analyst Jill Gonzalez says Athens came in among the top in medium-sized cities.