6 Tips for Refinancing a Mortgage Amid the Pandemic
6 Tips for Refinancing a Mortgage Amid the Pandemic

on August 6, 2020

The pandemic and recession have pushed mortgage rates to all-time lows — meaning some homeowners can save big by refinancing.

Beware These 5 Sneaky Credit Card Company Tricks
Beware These 5 Sneaky Credit Card Company Tricks

and on August 5, 2020

Credit card companies love to dangle juicy offers. Learn how to sort out deals from duds.

This Type of Consumer Is More Likely to Misunderstand Credit Scores
This Type of Consumer Is More Likely to Misunderstand Credit Scores

on August 3, 2020

A new survey finds a wide gap between what high-income and low-income consumers know about credit scores.

5 Simple Steps to Increase Your Credit Score in 30 Days
5 Simple Steps to Increase Your Credit Score in 30 Days

on July 18, 2020

It’s never been more important to have a powerful credit score. Here’s my video with the best ways to improve your credit score in as little as 30 days.

How to Get Free Help With Your Student Loans
How to Get Free Help With Your Student Loans

on July 14, 2020

Is student loan debt crushing you or someone you know? Here are some ways to get relief.

Research Reveals Which Factors Affect Your Mortgage Rate Most
Research Reveals Which Factors Affect Your Mortgage Rate Most

on July 10, 2020

A new study turned up some surprising findings that can save you money when you get a new mortgage or refinance.

The 10 Biggest Reasons Baby Boomers Are in Debt
The 10 Biggest Reasons Baby Boomers Are in Debt

on July 6, 2020

Can you guess the No. 1 type of debt among older adults? Hint: It’s not mortgages.

8 Types of Companies That Check Your Credit Report
8 Types of Companies That Check Your Credit Report

on June 30, 2020

Federal law lets these entities peek at your credit — regardless of whether you’re borrowing money.

7 Times When You’re Smart Not to Pay Off a Mortgage Early
7 Times When You’re Smart Not to Pay Off a Mortgage Early

on June 24, 2020

Sometimes, you can save money — or even build wealth — by slowly paying down a mortgage.

Is It Better to Save for Retirement or Pay Down Debt?
Is It Better to Save for Retirement or Pay Down Debt?

on June 24, 2020

As it turns out, the answer might not be as simple as you would hope.

Which Is Better, a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit?
Which Is Better, a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit?

on June 22, 2020

If you’re going to use your home as collateral for a loan, you’ve got choices. Here’s how to decide what to do and whether to do it.

8 Easy Ways to Build Credit From Scratch
8 Easy Ways to Build Credit From Scratch

on June 3, 2020

These simple steps will help you borrow money and build a credit history.

10 Common and Costly Credit Missteps
10 Common and Costly Credit Missteps

on May 26, 2020

These mistakes can wreak havoc on your credit score, finances and access to loans. Here’s how to avoid them.

How I Got a Perfect Credit Score in 4 Steps
How I Got a Perfect Credit Score in 4 Steps

on May 25, 2020

My FICO credit score is 850 out of 850. Here’s how I pulled it off — and how anyone else can, too.

Will Lowering My Credit Card Limit Hurt My Credit Score?
Will Lowering My Credit Card Limit Hurt My Credit Score?

on May 18, 2020

Having less available credit should make you less of a risk. But sometimes it has the opposite effect.

3 Smart Reasons to Get a New Credit Card Now
3 Smart Reasons to Get a New Credit Card Now

on May 14, 2020

Here are the best cards to meet common needs — balance transfers, travel rewards, establishing credit and more.

15 Ways to Get Your Free VantageScore Credit Score
15 Ways to Get Your Free VantageScore Credit Score

on May 6, 2020

These companies will provide your VantageScore credit score without making you pay for the privilege.

7 of the Dumbest Ways to Borrow Money
7 of the Dumbest Ways to Borrow Money

on April 30, 2020

These types of loans may cost you more than you realize. Here’s what to watch out for — and some better alternatives.

Pay 0% APR on Balance Transfers Until September 2021 and Beyond
Pay 0% APR on Balance Transfers Until September 2021 and Beyond

on April 30, 2020

Heading into turbulent economic waters, here’s a way to get some relief from high-interest card debt.

Get 0% APR on Card Balance Transfers for Up to 21 Months
Get 0% APR on Card Balance Transfers for Up to 21 Months

on April 28, 2020

If you need relief from debt on high-interest cards, jump on one of these deals offering generous introductory periods at 0% APR — some with cash-back programs to boot.

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