Mom’s Work Is Worth $63,000 This Year
Mom’s Work Is Worth $63,000 This Year
on May 7, 2014

The value of Mom’s many tasks is 5 percent higher than it was last year, but it’s still below what a man would earn for doing similar jobs.

When Your Student Loan Debt Shouldn’t Be Your First Priority
When Your Student Loan Debt Shouldn’t Be Your First Priority
on May 6, 2014

Repaying your student debt may feel like it should be your top priority, but a financial expert says there are other places you should put your money first.

7 Bad Pieces of Get-Out-of-Debt Advice
7 Bad Pieces of Get-Out-of-Debt Advice
on May 5, 2014

Advice from friends can be helpful at times, but here are some pieces of debt advice that it’s best to ignore.

Have a Private Student Loan? Read This
Have a Private Student Loan? Read This
on May 1, 2014

Private student loans can go into auto-default if a co-signer dies or goes into bankruptcy. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is trying to help borrowers know what their options are.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May
The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May
on April 30, 2014

Look to nontraditional Mother’s Day gifts to beat pre-holiday price hikes. And now is not the best time to buy Apple products. It may also pay to delay buying a laptop if you can.

When Should You Check Your Child’s Credit Report?
When Should You Check Your Child’s Credit Report?
on April 30, 2014

Now parents have a new worry: child identity theft. Here’s when and why your child’s credit history should be checked.

The Best Vehicles for Preventing Passenger Injuries
The Best Vehicles for Preventing Passenger Injuries
on April 29, 2014

Auto insurance rates for medical payments and personal injury protection point to the safest cars.

10 Vehicles That Cause the Most Property Damage
10 Vehicles That Cause the Most Property Damage
on April 28, 2014

Pickups and SUVs fill the list of 2014 model-year vehicles causing the most personal property damage. Blame their higher bumpers.

Homeowners: How Mineral Rights and Fracking Affect You
Homeowners: How Mineral Rights and Fracking Affect You
on April 24, 2014

If you live in an area where there is the possibility of hydraulic fracturing, be sure to check with your lender, your insurer and an attorney before you give up your mineral rights or sign a lease.

7 TV Moms With Bad Credit
7 TV Moms With Bad Credit
on April 23, 2014

These fictional TV moms may be drug dealers, superheroes or dealing with a zombie apocalypse, but they haven’t been taking good care of their credit.

Combustible Adjustables: The Troubling Return of the ARM
Combustible Adjustables: The Troubling Return of the ARM
on April 22, 2014

Adjustable-rate mortgages are coming back in a big way. The hook is a low monthly payment to start, but you’re playing with fire as the interest rate rises.

Obamacare May Reduce Auto Insurance Rates
Obamacare May Reduce Auto Insurance Rates
on April 21, 2014

Auto insurance premiums could fall slightly as medical coverage related to the Affordable Care Act takes on more injury treatment costs, according to a new report by the Rand Corporation.

Earth Day Freebies and Deals
Earth Day Freebies and Deals
on April 18, 2014

It’s easy to celebrate Mother Earth when it means getting something for yourself for free.

Will the Internet Ever Be ‘Safe’?
Will the Internet Ever Be ‘Safe’?
on April 17, 2014

The Heartbleed bug is now fixed, and companies are racing to install the patch. But how many more security threats can consumers endure?

Majority of Walmart Shoppers Prefer Amazon to Walmart.com
Majority of Walmart Shoppers Prefer Amazon to Walmart.com
on April 16, 2014

Only 19 percent of Walmart’s brick-and-mortar shoppers also use the retail giant’s online store, a new study says.

Heartbleed: Why Changing Your Passwords Isn’t Enough
Heartbleed: Why Changing Your Passwords Isn’t Enough
on April 15, 2014

In the wake of the Heartbleed news, you may be resetting your passwords and thinking you’ll be fine. But there are other huge risks you may not be aware of.

How to Handle an Unexpected Tax Bill in 4 Steps
How to Handle an Unexpected Tax Bill in 4 Steps
on April 15, 2014

The tax filing deadline is nearly here. If you find you owe a large amount to Uncle Sam, here’s what you can do.

Your Car’s Backup Camera Won’t Get You an Insurance Discount
Your Car’s Backup Camera Won’t Get You an Insurance Discount
on April 14, 2014

Rear-view cameras may save lives, but do they save insurers money?

What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Online Security Flaw
What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Online Security Flaw
on April 10, 2014

This security flaw is major because of the sheer number of websites that are vulnerable. Experts recommend that you change passwords on financial accounts.

Tax Day Freebies and Deals
Tax Day Freebies and Deals
on April 10, 2014

Paying taxes isn’t fun, but getting free stuff is! From massages to fast food, here’s what retailers and restaurants will offer on Tax Day.

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