What Your Credit Card Says About Your Self-Image — and How It Can Cost You
What Your Credit Card Says About Your Self-Image — and How It Can Cost You

on May 30, 2017

The middle class is smitten with a flashy type of credit card that often comes loaded with annual fees. Don’t buy into this trend blindly.

Want to Be Rich? Here’s All the Advice You’ll Ever Need, in 10 Simple Sentences
Want to Be Rich? Here’s All the Advice You’ll Ever Need, in 10 Simple Sentences

on May 29, 2017

I’ve been giving financial advice for 40 years, and I’m a millionaire several times over. Here are the 10 best bits of financial advice I’ve both given and taken.

More Americans Have Car Loans Today Than Ever Before
More Americans Have Car Loans Today Than Ever Before

on May 23, 2017

The days of “easy-to-get” car loans might be drawing to a close.

4 Little-Known Ways Bad Credit Can Cost You
4 Little-Known Ways Bad Credit Can Cost You

on May 19, 2017

Find out how to keep bad credit from spilling over into several key areas of your life.

The True Cost of Bad Credit
The True Cost of Bad Credit

on May 18, 2017

A drop in your credit score means more than paying higher interest rates for loans. Here’s how it can mortgage your future and risk your retirement nest egg.

Little-Known Credit Score Has Big Impact on Home Insurance Rates
Little-Known Credit Score Has Big Impact on Home Insurance Rates

on May 11, 2017

If you own a home or wish to someday, this little-known type of credit score will probably affect your finances.

Chase Offers Some Cardholders 100,000 Rewards Points for New Mortgage
Chase Offers Some Cardholders 100,000 Rewards Points for New Mortgage

on May 10, 2017

In its latest push to woo a new generation of homebuyers, Chase is offering some of its credit card holders a hefty reward for financing a mortgage with the bank.

10 Housing Markets Still Struggling After the Recession
10 Housing Markets Still Struggling After the Recession

on May 5, 2017

Find out why some housing markets continue to lag nearly a decade after the Great Recession began.

Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Delinquency Off of My Credit Report?
Ask Stacy — How Can I Get a Delinquency Off of My Credit Report?

on May 5, 2017

A reader and her husband were surprised to find a delinquent account on his credit history, and now they need to clean it up before they apply for a mortgage. Possible? Yes. I know it is because I’ve done it myself.

10 Debt Management Tips for New College Grads
10 Debt Management Tips for New College Grads

on May 4, 2017

After earning a college degree, it’s time to face reality. Here’s how to tackle your debts responsibly while navigating a new career and enjoying newfound freedom.

Federal Reserve Leaves Rates Alone — Here’s What It Means for You
Federal Reserve Leaves Rates Alone — Here’s What It Means for You

on May 3, 2017

The nation’s central bank took no action today. However, that doesn’t mean you also should stand pat if you have a mortgage, other loans or credit cards.

6 Jobs That Pay Big Bucks and Might Offer Student Loan Forgiveness
6 Jobs That Pay Big Bucks and Might Offer Student Loan Forgiveness

on May 2, 2017

Are you drowning in student loan debt? Depending on your career field, you might qualify for debt relief.

Ask Stacy — Will Paying Old Unpaid Debts Improve My Credit Score?
Ask Stacy — Will Paying Old Unpaid Debts Improve My Credit Score?

on April 28, 2017

Here’s how to improve your credit score if you have debt in collections. Paying it off may or may not be the answer.

7 Easy Ways to Build Credit When You’re Starting Out or Starting Over
7 Easy Ways to Build Credit When You’re Starting Out or Starting Over

on April 27, 2017

These simple steps will help newcomers to the credit world borrow money and build a credit history.

Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?

on April 21, 2017

Is there a way to pay off a 30-year mortgage in seven years by using sophisticated techniques? No, but there are simple ways to pay off your mortgage early.

9 Tips for Refinancing Your Underwater Mortgage
9 Tips for Refinancing Your Underwater Mortgage

on April 19, 2017

The housing crisis lingers for many people, but the good news is that a better mortgage may be within reach.

Stretching to Buy a Home Might Be a Mistake
Stretching to Buy a Home Might Be a Mistake

on April 18, 2017

Fail to rein in your dreams, and you might end up with a purchase that leaves you house-poor. Here are some tips to trim your costs.

4 Simple Steps That Help Kids Build Solid Credit
4 Simple Steps That Help Kids Build Solid Credit

on April 18, 2017

Credit-card missteps can follow children into adulthood, hurting their finances in myriad ways. Here’s how to educate kids about credit before it’s too late.

2 Key Steps to Protecting Your ‘Chip’ Cards From Fraud
2 Key Steps to Protecting Your ‘Chip’ Cards From Fraud

on April 17, 2017

Some hackers have figured out how to outsmart credit cards with EMV chip technology. Here’s how to safeguard your cards — and your money.

4 Reasons You Should Pay for Small Purchases With Credit Cards
4 Reasons You Should Pay for Small Purchases With Credit Cards

on April 13, 2017

Americans use credit cards a lot more for big purchases than small ones. Here’s what you miss when you use cash, checks or debit cards.

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