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7 Surprising Things That Damage Your Credit Score

on February 2, 2023

A seemingly small stumble can cause your credit score to plummet.

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What to Know About Student Loans Before You Borrow

on January 30, 2023

Learn the ins and outs of student loans before you borrow a dime to fund your education.

5 Things You Need to Know About Paying Off Debt This Year
5 Things You Need to Know About Paying Off Debt This Year

on January 14, 2023

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is paying off debt. Here’s the way you’re going to get it done this year.

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Can Carrying a Small Credit Card Balance Help Your Credit Score?

on January 10, 2023

Separate myth from fact now. Here’s what really affects your credit score.

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This Is the Most Common Debt Among Retirees — by Far

on January 9, 2023

Debt can sometimes be hard to avoid in retirement.

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6 Ways to Tackle Your Unpaid Medical Bills

on January 4, 2023

Medical debt can do lasting damage to your finances. Find out here how you can help lower or even eliminate it.

3 Powerful Tools to Destroy Your Debts and Renew Your Credit
3 Powerful Tools to Destroy Your Debts and Renew Your Credit

on January 4, 2023

Is this the year you’re going to pay off those debts and polish that credit? Here’s all you need to know.

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5 Ways to Deal With Debt Collectors if You’re Afraid to Pick Up the Phone

on January 4, 2023

Debt collection can be intimidating. Here’s how you can get a better hold on the situation.

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What Is a Secured Credit Card and How Can It Boost Credit?

on January 3, 2023

Learn the difference between unsecured and secured credit here — and see if a secured credit card can help you build a better credit score.

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How to Upgrade or Downgrade a Credit Card — Plus Pros and Cons

on December 20, 2022

Don’t cancel that credit card just yet. Find out if switching your account might be your smarter move.

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How Labeling Credit Cards Can Save You More Money

on December 9, 2022

Keeping track of rewards credit cards can be challenging. Here’s how to simplify things and boost your savings.

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How to Cancel a Credit Card Step by Step

on December 8, 2022

Here’s how to cancel a credit card — and whether that’s a smart decision.

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Coming Soon: $1 Million Mortgages With 3% Down

on December 7, 2022

Next year’s federal loan limits are a reflection of the significant increase in home prices.

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Never Buy These 10 Things With Your Credit Card

on November 25, 2022

Credit cards offer many conveniences and protections, but sometimes it’s simply smarter to keep the plastic tucked away.

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2 Common Health Problems Linked to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk

on November 14, 2022

Managing these factors might lead to better health outcomes.

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Consumers Say These 2 Credit Card Issuers Are the Best

on November 11, 2022

Satisfaction with these companies is trending back up, despite inflation and reduced spending.

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The Best U.S. Cities to Find a Starter Home

on November 10, 2022

These places favor first-time homebuyers, with lower prices, adequate supply and plenty of smaller homes.

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The Best Credit Cards for Black Friday and Holiday Shopping

on November 1, 2022

Is your card providing consistent cash back or monitoring for better prices on your purchases? Why not?

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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

on October 19, 2022

There are upsides and downsides, and situations where it really won’t make sense.

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Walmart Starts Offering Home Mortgages

on October 13, 2022

You can get just about anything at Walmart — and in some stores, that includes a home loan.

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