2 Credit Card Late Fee Amounts Increased for 2020
2 Credit Card Late Fee Amounts Increased for 2020

on January 7, 2020

These penalty thresholds could impact anyone with a credit card this year.

7 Great Tools to Help You Get Out of Debt
7 Great Tools to Help You Get Out of Debt

on January 6, 2020

These free and cheap apps and sites can help you pay down debt and achieve financial freedom.

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?

9 Tips for Finding Trustworthy Debt Help You Can Afford
9 Tips for Finding Trustworthy Debt Help You Can Afford

on December 24, 2019

Resolving to go debt-free is a great way to start the new year. Get the right help with these pointers.

Resolutions 2020: Crush Your Debt in 3 Simple Steps
Resolutions 2020: Crush Your Debt in 3 Simple Steps

on December 23, 2019

Skip regret and become debt-free in the new year. It takes a little fortitude, but it’s as simple as 1-2-3.

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.

8 Ways to Quit Using Credit Cards
8 Ways to Quit Using Credit Cards

on December 21, 2019

Ready to break your plastic habit? Here are eight ways to quit credit cards, or to use them more responsibly.

How Debt Affects Survivors After a Loved One Dies
How Debt Affects Survivors After a Loved One Dies

on December 2, 2019

Find out what you need to know about paying off the debt of a loved one after he or she dies.

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.

4 Benefits and 4 Downsides of Store Credit Cards
4 Benefits and 4 Downsides of Store Credit Cards

on November 13, 2019

Will applying for that store credit card come back to bite you?

You’ll Never Retire Comfortably Unless You Get Rid of This
You’ll Never Retire Comfortably Unless You Get Rid of This

on November 7, 2019

You’ll go broke in your golden years if you carry a big balance on your credit cards.

The 3 Best Cash-Back Cards for the Shopping Season
The 3 Best Cash-Back Cards for the Shopping Season

on November 7, 2019

Get cash back while eating out, shopping and entertaining and 0% interest on balance transfers for a whopping 15-month period.

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?

7 Reasons You Should Not Pay Off a Mortgage Before Retirement
7 Reasons You Should Not Pay Off a Mortgage Before Retirement

on October 27, 2019

Here’s why it often makes financial sense to carry a mortgage into retirement.

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.

The Best Way to Kill Off Your Credit Card Debt
The Best Way to Kill Off Your Credit Card Debt

on October 7, 2019

To figure out the best way to pay down debt, imagine yourself sailing in a storm-tossed sea and facing one big decision.

The True Cost of a Mortgage in Every State
The True Cost of a Mortgage in Every State

on October 2, 2019

Most of us can’t pay cash for a house, and taking out a mortgage can cost a lot. Exactly how much may shock you.

2-Minute Money Manager: Will Signing Up for Lots of Credit Cards Hurt My Credit?
2-Minute Money Manager: Will Signing Up for Lots of Credit Cards Hurt My Credit?

on September 30, 2019

Here’s how applying for a bunch of credit cards affects your credit in the short term and the long term.

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