2-Minute Money Manager: Does a Credit Card Balance Help My Credit Score?
2-Minute Money Manager: Does a Credit Card Balance Help My Credit Score?

on July 1, 2019

It seems logical: Credit card companies will reward you with a higher score if you carry a balance. But is it true?

8 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Debt ASAP
8 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Debt ASAP

on June 25, 2019

Here’s how to painlessly speed up debt-reduction efforts.

7 Reasons Your Credit Card Will Get Declined — and How to Avoid It
7 Reasons Your Credit Card Will Get Declined — and How to Avoid It

on June 25, 2019

Exceeding your credit limit is hardly the only reason your plastic can be rejected. Beware these lesser-known causes.

8 Reasons Retirees Still Need Good Credit
8 Reasons Retirees Still Need Good Credit

on June 19, 2019

Poor credit costs you money and opportunities — even during your golden years.

4 Credit Repair Company Lies — and How to Fix Your Score Without Help
4 Credit Repair Company Lies — and How to Fix Your Score Without Help

on June 18, 2019

Credit repair companies promise the sun and the moon, but they may instead be taking you for an expensive ride.

8 Types of Companies That Are Looking at Your Credit Report
8 Types of Companies That Are Looking at Your Credit Report

on June 13, 2019

Even if you’re not borrowing money, these entities can peek at your credit report.

Pay 0% on Balance Transfers Until September 2020
Pay 0% on Balance Transfers Until September 2020

on June 13, 2019

These three great offers can give you a reprieve from high-interest debt while you implement your strategy to pay off credit card balances.

2-Minute Money Manager: Do I Need an RFID-Blocking Sleeve?
2-Minute Money Manager: Do I Need an RFID-Blocking Sleeve?

on June 3, 2019

It’s called radio frequency identification (RFID) skimming: A crook electronically steals your credit card info without your knowledge. There’s protection available, for a price. Is it worth it?

10 Purchases You Should Not Put on a Credit Card
10 Purchases You Should Not Put on a Credit Card

on June 2, 2019

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

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 2, 2019

You can save money — or even build wealth — by taking your time paying down your mortgage in these situations.

9 Tips for Getting the Best Deal on a Mortgage
9 Tips for Getting the Best Deal on a Mortgage

on May 28, 2019

These tips can save you thousands of dollars the next time you buy a house or refinance a home loan.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Get a Debt Consolidation Loan?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Get a Debt Consolidation Loan?

on May 27, 2019

One way to get ahead of debt is to borrow in the form of a debt consolidation loan. But before going down this road, you need to do this first.

3 of the Best Credit Cards for Your Small Business
3 of the Best Credit Cards for Your Small Business

on May 7, 2019

If you have a small business — or even a side gig for extra income — these cards could be made for you.

10 Forgotten Benefits of Your Credit Card
10 Forgotten Benefits of Your Credit Card

on May 1, 2019

Your credit card may be more valuable than you think. These overlooked benefits can save you from many financial headaches.

5 Things You May Think Hurt Your Credit Score — but Don’t
5 Things You May Think Hurt Your Credit Score — but Don’t

on April 19, 2019

How many of these myths have you incorrectly bought into?

Upgrade Your Summer Vacation Fast With These Cards
Upgrade Your Summer Vacation Fast With These Cards

on April 19, 2019

Get free flights, hotel rooms and loads of perks with one of these offers from Amex.

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

on April 15, 2019

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

An Easy Way to Improve Your Credit Card Terms — and Possibly Your Credit Score
An Easy Way to Improve Your Credit Card Terms — and Possibly Your Credit Score

on April 10, 2019

If you haven’t taken this simple step lately, you are almost certainly losing money or hurting your credit score.

14 Travel Credit Card Perks You Can’t Afford to Overlook
14 Travel Credit Card Perks You Can’t Afford to Overlook

on April 4, 2019

Many credit cards offer benefits like free services that can save travelers thousands of dollars.

2 Ways Your Favorite Credit Card Can Cost You Money
2 Ways Your Favorite Credit Card Can Cost You Money

on April 3, 2019

Credit cards are a prime example of how being loyal can hurt you. Here’s what you should be doing instead.

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