Are Credit Unions a Good Place to Get a Mortgage?
Are Credit Unions a Good Place to Get a Mortgage?

on January 20, 2020

When it comes to mortgages, most don’t consider credit unions. That could be an expensive mistake.

The FIRE Movement: Smart or Stupid?
The FIRE Movement: Smart or Stupid?

on January 13, 2020

The FIRE movement suggests you scrimp early in your career and retire before age 50. Revolutionary? Hardly.

Should I Pay Off All of My Debts Before Investing?
Should I Pay Off All of My Debts Before Investing?

on January 6, 2020

You’ve probably heard you should pay off your debts before investing, but what about your mortgage?

How Do I Dispose of Chip Credit Cards?
How Do I Dispose of Chip Credit Cards?

on December 30, 2019

Destroying unused credit cards used to be easy — you just cut them up. But with today’s chip cards, is that enough?

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb
8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb

on December 23, 2019

What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things that make you look silly.

Should I Use Savings to Pay Off My Mortgage?
Should I Use Savings to Pay Off My Mortgage?

on December 23, 2019

Which is better: Money in the bank, or a debt-free home? It depends.

Buyer Beware: Return Deadlines Are Shrinking
Buyer Beware: Return Deadlines Are Shrinking

on December 16, 2019

A new survey reveals that some retailers have in effect made returns more challenging.

Where Can I Find Lost Money?
Where Can I Find Lost Money?

on December 16, 2019

There are millions of dollars in missing money out there. Is any of it yours?

How to Get the Best Possible Deal on Car Insurance
How to Get the Best Possible Deal on Car Insurance

on December 14, 2019

This is the last article on understanding and shopping for car insurance that you’ll ever need.

The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Money
The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Money

on December 13, 2019

Getting older definitely isn’t making me better-looking, but at least it’s making me wiser. Here’s what I’ve learned about money that you should too.

2-Minute Money Manager: How Hard Is It to Sell Your Own Home?
2-Minute Money Manager: How Hard Is It to Sell Your Own Home?

on December 9, 2019

Selling houses isn’t brain surgery: Can a DIY approach save you big bucks?

2-Minute Money Manager: Why Did My Credit Score Drop After Paying Off Debt?
2-Minute Money Manager: Why Did My Credit Score Drop After Paying Off Debt?

on December 2, 2019

Sometimes credit scores aren’t logical. This is one of those times.

2-Minute Money Manager: What Are Negative Interest Rates?
2-Minute Money Manager: What Are Negative Interest Rates?

on November 25, 2019

Imagine the bank paying you to borrow and charging you to save. Welcome to the wacky world of negative rates.

2-Minute Money Manager: No One Will Give Me a Credit Card — Any Suggestions?
2-Minute Money Manager: No One Will Give Me a Credit Card — Any Suggestions?

on November 18, 2019

Rebuilding credit after a bankruptcy isn’t easy, but it is simple.

2-Minute Money Manager: I’m 55 and Have No Retirement Savings — What Should I Do?
2-Minute Money Manager: I’m 55 and Have No Retirement Savings — What Should I Do?

on November 17, 2019

Just because you start the race late doesn’t mean you can’t win. Here’s some information and inspiration that can help.

How I Found $546 in Car Insurance Savings in Under 10 Minutes
How I Found $546 in Car Insurance Savings in Under 10 Minutes

on November 6, 2019

Finding the best car insurance deal just got a lot easier.

2-Minute Money Manager: Will Paying Off Old Debts Help My Credit?
2-Minute Money Manager: Will Paying Off Old Debts Help My Credit?

on November 4, 2019

You’d think that paying off an old, unpaid debt would help your credit score. But does it?

5 Smart Ways to Spend Your ‘Free’ Hour on Sunday
5 Smart Ways to Spend Your ‘Free’ Hour on Sunday

on November 2, 2019

You can sleep an extra 60 minutes this weekend thanks to the end of daylight saving time. Or, you can reinvest that time so it pays dividends year-round.

2-Minute Money Manager: How Do I Choose an Executor for My Will?
2-Minute Money Manager: How Do I Choose an Executor for My Will?

on October 28, 2019

“Executor” — a fancy name for the person who’s going to be in charge of your estate when you’re gone. Be careful whom you pick.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before Retirement?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Before Retirement?

on October 21, 2019

Common wisdom suggests you need to retire debt-free. But for many, that’s simply not an option.

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