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.

Love Walmart? New Cards Offer up to 5% Back on Purchases There
Love Walmart? New Cards Offer up to 5% Back on Purchases There

on September 26, 2019

A new credit card offers big rewards for Walmart shoppers.

4 Reasons the Average FICO Credit Score Just Set a New Record
4 Reasons the Average FICO Credit Score Just Set a New Record

on September 21, 2019

How does your credit score compare with the national average?

4 Steps to Getting the Best Deal on a Car Loan
4 Steps to Getting the Best Deal on a Car Loan

on September 12, 2019

Follow this road map to discovering the best deals on car financing.

7 Surprising Things That Damage Your Credit Score
7 Surprising Things That Damage Your Credit Score

on September 8, 2019

A seemingly small stumble can cause your credit score to plummet.

Beware These 5 Sneaky Credit Card Company Tricks
Beware These 5 Sneaky Credit Card Company Tricks

on August 21, 2019

Credit card companies love to dangle juicy offers. Learn how to sort out deals from duds.

2-Minute Money Manager: Good Versus Bad Debt — What’s the Difference?
2-Minute Money Manager: Good Versus Bad Debt — What’s the Difference?

on August 12, 2019

Not all debt is a downer. In fact, some debt can make you rich. Here’s how to tell good debt from bad.

How to Compute How Much House You Can Afford
How to Compute How Much House You Can Afford

on August 7, 2019

Here’s how to decide if you can afford the home you want — and what to do if you can’t.

6 Steps to Help a Teenager Build Credit
6 Steps to Help a Teenager Build Credit

on July 9, 2019

Here’s the safe and sane path for parents to help teenagers become financially responsible.

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.

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.

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