7 Easy Ways to Build Credit When You’re Starting Out or Starting Over
7 Easy Ways to Build Credit When You’re Starting Out or Starting Over
on April 27, 2017

These simple steps will help newcomers to the credit world borrow money and build a credit history.

Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
on April 21, 2017

Is there a way to pay off a 30-year mortgage in seven years by using sophisticated techniques? No, but there are simple ways to pay off your mortgage early.

9 Tips for Refinancing Your Underwater Mortgage
9 Tips for Refinancing Your Underwater Mortgage
on April 19, 2017

The housing crisis lingers for many people, but the good news is that a better mortgage may be within reach.

Stretching to Buy a Home Might Be a Mistake
Stretching to Buy a Home Might Be a Mistake
on April 18, 2017

Fail to rein in your dreams, and you might end up with a purchase that leaves you house-poor. Here are some tips to trim your costs.

4 Simple Steps That Help Kids Build Solid Credit
4 Simple Steps That Help Kids Build Solid Credit
on April 18, 2017

Credit-card missteps can follow children into adulthood, hurting their finances in myriad ways. Here’s how to educate kids about credit before it’s too late.

2 Key Steps to Protecting Your ‘Chip’ Cards From Fraud
2 Key Steps to Protecting Your ‘Chip’ Cards From Fraud
on April 17, 2017

Some hackers have figured out how to outsmart credit cards with EMV chip technology. Here’s how to safeguard your cards — and your money.

4 Reasons You Should Pay for Small Purchases With Credit Cards
4 Reasons You Should Pay for Small Purchases With Credit Cards
on April 13, 2017

Americans use credit cards a lot more for big purchases than small ones. Here’s what you miss when you use cash, checks or debit cards.

The Secret to Squeezing the Most Value From Travel Rewards Points
The Secret to Squeezing the Most Value From Travel Rewards Points
on April 12, 2017

A simple rule of thumb can tell you when to pay for a flight with cash and when to use points from loyalty programs.

Federal Reserve ‘Surprise’ Means You Must Tackle These 3 Debts Now
Federal Reserve ‘Surprise’ Means You Must Tackle These 3 Debts Now
on April 11, 2017

The nation’s central bank plans to make a move that could drive up interest rates even faster. Here’s what to do if you have a mortgage, other loans or credit cards.

How I Got a Perfect 850 FICO Credit Score
How I Got a Perfect 850 FICO Credit Score
on April 11, 2017

My FICO credit score is a perfect 850. Here’s how I did it, without resorting to all sorts of tricky maneuvers.

Need a Car Loan? It Might Be Getting More Difficult
Need a Car Loan? It Might Be Getting More Difficult
on April 11, 2017

Lenders are tightening the purse strings, but we’ve got the tips that can help you get a great car loan.

3 Questions to Ask Before Prepaying Your Mortgage
3 Questions to Ask Before Prepaying Your Mortgage
on April 10, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, prepaying your mortgage is not always a great move for homeowners.

15 Valuable Travel Credit Card Benefits You Might Be Ignoring
15 Valuable Travel Credit Card Benefits You Might Be Ignoring
on April 6, 2017

The right credit cards offer perks that are worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars for frequent travelers.

How the Newest Scoring Model Could Impact Your Credit Score
How the Newest Scoring Model Could Impact Your Credit Score
on April 5, 2017

The company behind the VantageScore credit score will roll out a new scoring model to lenders this fall.

Check Us Out!
Check Us Out!
on April 5, 2017

Today we launched something entirely new, months in the making. You’re going to like it.

4 Ways Home Equity Loans Can Sink Your Finances
4 Ways Home Equity Loans Can Sink Your Finances
on April 4, 2017

Yes, the lump sum of cash is tempting, but do your homework before you borrow.

Ask Stacy: Should I Co-Sign My Fiancee’s Car Loan?
Ask Stacy: Should I Co-Sign My Fiancee’s Car Loan?
on March 30, 2017

Mark’s getting married soon, but in the meantime, his fiancee needs a car. Which one of them should sign for the loan?

Think Twice Before Co-Signing for Your Kid’s School Loans
Think Twice Before Co-Signing for Your Kid’s School Loans
on March 29, 2017

Co-signing for your child’s private student loan might negatively impact your retirement, a new study finds.

14 Ways for College Grads to Build Good Credit
14 Ways for College Grads to Build Good Credit
on March 28, 2017

Now that you’ve got your college degree, you’ll need a strategy for using credit and growing your credit score

4 Reasons You Should Call Your Credit Card Company Today
4 Reasons You Should Call Your Credit Card Company Today
on March 27, 2017

If you haven’t asked for a lower credit card interest rate or fee recently, you’re probably overpaying. Here’s how to fix that.

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