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Camie Sims

Camie Sims

Camie is a wife, mom, credit consumer, school board member, Junior Achievement volunteer, and the Operations Manager at CreditSoup. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Business Administration minor, she joined the team back in 2001 and has been involved with consumer finance products in many capacities over the years. She uses her personal experiences, as well as her knowledge from working with credit-related products, as she shares with readers and discusses financial products and topics.

  1. Jaw Dropping Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Jaw Dropping Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Gift ideas and finance options for Valentine's Day loved ones. Whether you are considering jewelry, a new car, home remodel, plastic surgery or a vacation, CreditSoup has finance options for them all.

  2. Saving Money on Groceries

    Saving Money on Groceries

    All your trips to the grocery store can add up - check out these quick tips to help you save your dough during your next trip to the store!

  3. How Important is Insurance?

    How Important is Insurance?

    Owning a home or renting. Driving to work. Just living life. What do all of these activities have in common? Risk - things can go wrong; and this is what insurance can help give you peace of mind over.

  4. Holiday Gifting: Don’t Go Overboard

    Holiday Gifting: Don’t Go Overboard

    How much do you plan on spending for gifts this holiday season? Make sure you don't find yourself in debt at the start of the new year by following these tips to help you save!

  5. Simplifying Debt Consolidation

    Simplifying Debt Consolidation

    What exactly is debt consolidation? While many may have heard of this term, to a consumer that is new to credit, the whole process can be a bit confusing...

  6. Back-to-School Savings Tips

    Back-to-School Savings Tips

    Did you procrastinate on your back-to-school shopping again? It is still possible to save - check out these tips for the upcoming school year!

  7. 4 Ways to Save on Energy Bills

    4 Ways to Save on Energy Bills

    Summertime brings warmer temperatures and, unfortunately, higher energy bills as a result. Here are a few tips to help you save some cash on your utility bills.

  8. Tools for Buying a Car

    Tools for Buying a Car

    There are many things to consider when buying a vehicle such as the vehicle's history, the vehicle's valuation, financing, and then finding the right monthly payment for you.

  9. Ways to Reduce Debt

    Ways to Reduce Debt

    Tips to reduce debt and improve your finances can vary from budgeting to listing debts to requesting lower interest rates.

  10. Easy Ways to Save Money

    Easy Ways to Save Money

    You can reduce spending without making big changes to your lifestyle. This isn't your typical list detailing how to spend less by sacrificing. We all know we could eat out less, buy fewer clothes, take fewer or less expensive vacations, clip coupons, make coffee at home instead of grabbing a latte, etc. But here are some ways to save money that you might not have thought of that are relatively pain-free.

  11. Splash into Summer!

    Splash into Summer!

    Summer is right around the corner and vacation season is almost here! Summertime also brings landscape and construction projects or perhaps even a new home! If any of these are in your future summer plans, you'll need to have a payment course of action.

  12. Saying ‘I Do’? Tips for a budget friendly wedding.

    Saying ‘I Do’? Tips for a budget friendly wedding.

    Planning for your wedding, with the wedding dresses, wedding reception, wedding decorations, not to mention the wedding rings can really stretch the wedding budget, check out personal loan or credit cards options from CreditSoup that can help pay for all of these expenses.

  13. Credit Tips from CreditSoup

    Credit Tips from CreditSoup

    CreditSoup will inform you of money saving tips, ways to improve your credit, which credit cards will provide the best rewards options, which insurance provider has the best auto insurance rates, etc...

  14. Saving Money info from

    Saving Money info from has products, services and tools to assist with saving money. The tips provided will help bring you closer to the financial freedom you have been searching for.

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