2-Minute Money Manager: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay a Mortgage?
2-Minute Money Manager: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay a Mortgage?

on December 10, 2018

This reader wants to know if she’s too old to take on a mortgage — and if she does, the fastest way to pay it off.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Lend Money to My Kids?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Lend Money to My Kids?

on December 3, 2018

We’ve all been there: Friends or family ask for a loan. Here’s what to do the next time it happens to you.

7 Times It Makes Sense to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
7 Times It Makes Sense to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

on December 1, 2018

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

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Cancel My Credit Card?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Cancel My Credit Card?

on November 26, 2018

If you’re not using a credit card, should you formally cancel it, or just throw it in a drawer and forget about it? The answer may surprise you.

9 Tips to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Mortgage
9 Tips to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Mortgage

on November 16, 2018

These simple moves can make a huge financial difference when shopping for a home loan.

Fall Into This Credit Card Trap, and You’ll Pay 27 Times More Interest
Fall Into This Credit Card Trap, and You’ll Pay 27 Times More Interest

on November 9, 2018

The good news is it’s easy to take advantage of retail credit card perks without losing money. Here are three ways.

5 Ways to Avoid Being the Victim of Credit Card Fraud
5 Ways to Avoid Being the Victim of Credit Card Fraud

on November 9, 2018

Using plastic to make purchases is convenient, but it carries a risk. Take precautions to avoid all-too-common forms of credit card fraud.

How to Pick the Best Credit Card in Retirement
How to Pick the Best Credit Card in Retirement

on October 29, 2018

Want the best possible credit card for your retirement years? Pick one that actually makes or saves you money.

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?

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.

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.

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