9 Ways to Pull Together the Down Payment for a Home
9 Ways to Pull Together the Down Payment for a Home

on October 26, 2018

Where can you find a huge wad of cash for the down payment on a new home? We have some suggestions.

7 Credit Cards That Waive Your Checked Luggage Fees
7 Credit Cards That Waive Your Checked Luggage Fees

on October 26, 2018

If you have one of these credit cards, you can save up to $600 on rising checked-bag fees.

The Worst and Best Ways to Destroy Debt
The Worst and Best Ways to Destroy Debt

on October 25, 2018

If you’re dealing with your debt the wrong way, you’re compounding the problem. Here are some bad ideas — and some much better ones — for eliminating debt.

The 4 Worst Retail Credit Cards for This Holiday Season
The 4 Worst Retail Credit Cards for This Holiday Season

on October 24, 2018

Retail credit cards can save you a lot of money, especially this time of year. Just beware of their disadvantages.

2-Minute Money Manager: Why Won’t My Credit Score Go Up?
2-Minute Money Manager: Why Won’t My Credit Score Go Up?

on October 23, 2018

You’re doing everything perfectly, but your credit score isn’t perfect. What’s the problem? Here’s how to raise your credit score.

6 Silly Ways to Wreck Your Credit Without Realizing It
6 Silly Ways to Wreck Your Credit Without Realizing It

on October 19, 2018

A tumbling credit score is deadly serious, but the way you arrive at such a free fall can be downright silly.

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

on October 12, 2018

These simple steps will help newcomers to the credit world — or those who are starting over — borrow money and build a credit history.

What’s Your Debt IQ? Take This Quiz to Find Out
What’s Your Debt IQ? Take This Quiz to Find Out

on October 9, 2018

If you’re like most Americans, you are thousands of dollars in debt. But do you really understand how credit really works?

Here Is the Best Way to Tackle Your Credit Card Debt
Here Is the Best Way to Tackle Your Credit Card Debt

on October 5, 2018

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

Should Your Credit Card Retire When You Do?
Should Your Credit Card Retire When You Do?

on September 28, 2018

Using credit cards in retirement can give you a surprising number of financial options during your golden years.

The Average Credit Score Hit a Record High: Does Yours Measure Up?
The Average Credit Score Hit a Record High: Does Yours Measure Up?

on September 26, 2018

The older you are, the better this news should be for you. Find out why scores are rising.

2-Minute Money Manager: What’s Considered ‘Excellent’ Credit?
2-Minute Money Manager: What’s Considered ‘Excellent’ Credit?

on September 19, 2018

Folks with excellent credit get the best deals on mortgages, credit cards and car loans. But what does “excellent” mean?

These 8 Steps Can Save You Thousands on Your Mortgage
These 8 Steps Can Save You Thousands on Your Mortgage

on September 17, 2018

These small moves can make a huge difference in lowering the cost of owning a home.

This Credit Card Perk Is Vanishing: Here’s How You Can Still Get It Free
This Credit Card Perk Is Vanishing: Here’s How You Can Still Get It Free

on September 17, 2018

Credit card benefits like this can put a lot of money back in your pocket. Here’s how to cash in even if your card discontinues the perk.

7 Easy Ways to Stay Out of Debt
7 Easy Ways to Stay Out of Debt

on September 7, 2018

It doesn’t take much to slip into debt. These tips will help keep you from falling into the fiscal depths of despair.

Want Free Shipping With No Minimum? These Credit Cards Offer It
Want Free Shipping With No Minimum? These Credit Cards Offer It

on September 4, 2018

Many credit cards offer the benefit of free shipping no matter how little you spend. Here’s how to find out if you have this perk, or how to get it.

How Debt Affects Survivors After a Loved One’s Death
How Debt Affects Survivors After a Loved One’s Death

on September 4, 2018

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

10 Purchases You Shouldn’t Make With a Credit Card
10 Purchases You Shouldn’t Make With a Credit Card

on September 2, 2018

Credit cards offer many conveniences and protections, but sometimes it’s simply safer to keep the plastic tucked away. Here are 10 such situations.

7 New Ways to Destroy Your Debt
7 New Ways to Destroy Your Debt

on September 1, 2018

Free and cheap apps and other online tools can help you achieve financial freedom.

2-Minute Money Manager: How Do Student Loans Work?
2-Minute Money Manager: How Do Student Loans Work?

on August 31, 2018

You practically need a doctorate to understand student loans. Here are the CliffsNotes, including how student loans work and the single best way to repay them.

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