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Resolutions 2022: Finding the Right Financial Help

on January 6, 2022

Financial counselors are not all created equal. Here’s how to avoid scoundrels and find people who will help you conquer debts.

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21 Ways to Deal With Your Post-Holiday Financial Hangover

on January 5, 2022

Overspending during the holidays is a common problem. Here’s how to tackle it — and make sure it doesn’t happen next time.

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7 Steps to Quickly Eliminate Your Holiday Debt

on January 5, 2022

The holiday season isn’t really wrapped up until the bills are paid. These tips can help you tackle debt fast.

How to Negotiate a Lower Credit Card Interest Rate
How to Negotiate a Lower Credit Card Interest Rate

on January 4, 2022

If you feel like you’re paying too much in credit card interest, here’s exactly how to request a lower rate.

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2 Credit Card Late Fee Amounts Increasing for 2022

on December 31, 2021

These maximum penalty amounts could affect anyone with a credit card.

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How Debt Affects Survivors After a Loved One Dies

on December 9, 2021

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

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Here’s How to Stop Paying Credit Card Interest

on December 7, 2021

If you’re looking to take control of your credit card debt, consider these options — including a brand-new card.

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2022 Reverse Mortgage Lending Limits Increase

on December 3, 2021

Some borrowers may have access to more money thanks to new higher lending limits.

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7 Times You Should Not Pay Off a Mortgage Before Retiring

on November 26, 2021

It often makes financial sense to avoid paying off your mortgage before retiring.

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6 Smart Ways to Pay for Home Improvements

on November 25, 2021

Have a project you’re tired of putting off? Maybe you haven’t considered all your options — the start of your dream home upgrade could be just a few minutes away.

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10 States With the Highest Credit Scores

on November 24, 2021

Scores are climbing in every state, but these places are setting the pace.

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4 States Where Mortgage Balances Are Rising Fastest

on November 23, 2021

As home prices climb higher, loan balances are ballooning in these places.

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10 States Where Credit Card Debt Is Becoming More Manageable

on November 17, 2021

In a positive sign, the average credit card debt and other statistics are trending in the right direction here.

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If You Ever Want to Buy a Home, Do These 6 Things

on November 11, 2021

In a difficult housing market, it’s important to be as prepared as possible.

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?
Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?

on November 11, 2021

Here are some great reasons to do it — and some reasons not to.

Woman who has made a mortgage mistake
The 6 Worst Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make

on November 11, 2021

A house may be the most important purchase of your life. Don’t blow it by making one of these dumb mistakes.

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Get the Most Credit Card Rewards Possible This Holiday Season

on November 2, 2021

During one of the biggest spending periods of the year, shouldn’t you make sure to get the rewards you deserve?

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10 Cities Where the Most Seniors Still Have Mortgages

on October 29, 2021

In some cities, the share of seniors who still have a home loan is almost 25%.

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7 Great Tools to Help You Get Out of Debt

on October 27, 2021

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

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7 Times It Makes Sense to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

on October 22, 2021

Here are some good reasons to get rid of your biggest financial obligation.

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