Half of Credit Card Users Admit to This Risky Behavior
Half of Credit Card Users Admit to This Risky Behavior

on August 10, 2018

Follow this popular credit-card behavior, and there is a 1 in 3 chance you’ll get burned.

Travelers Waste Money on This Product They Can Get Free
Travelers Waste Money on This Product They Can Get Free

on August 7, 2018

Here’s how to avoid blowing money on a travel expense you might even already have in your wallet.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Use Savings to Pay Off My Mortgage?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Use Savings to Pay Off My Mortgage?

on August 6, 2018

Which is better: Money in the bank, or a debt-free home? It depends. Here is some simple advice that will help you decide what to do.

How to Pay Off $10,000 in Debt Without Breaking a Sweat
How to Pay Off $10,000 in Debt Without Breaking a Sweat

on August 5, 2018

With a few simple steps, paying off your debt can be a lot easier than you think.

2-Minute Money Manager: If I Co-Sign a Loan, Can I Protect Myself?
2-Minute Money Manager: If I Co-Sign a Loan, Can I Protect Myself?

on August 1, 2018

Co-signing a loan means putting your credit on the line for someone else. You shouldn’t do it — but if you ignore that advice, here’s how to do it right.

What to Do When Debt Collectors Call — Even If You Don’t Owe Money
What to Do When Debt Collectors Call — Even If You Don’t Owe Money

on July 31, 2018

You can turn the tables on aggressive debt collectors. Here’s what you should know — even if you have no outstanding debts.

How a Lackluster Credit Score Can Cost You $45,000
How a Lackluster Credit Score Can Cost You $45,000

on July 27, 2018

A new study puts hefty price tags on the impacts of an imperfect credit score. Here’s what every consumer should know — and do.

Study: Debt Takes a Toll on Couples’ Relationships
Study: Debt Takes a Toll on Couples’ Relationships

on July 25, 2018

Debt strains everyone’s finances. But for couples, it also stresses their relationship. Here’s what anyone can learn from this.

The Best Credit Cards for Rental Car Insurance
The Best Credit Cards for Rental Car Insurance

on July 13, 2018

How you pay for a rental car can determine whether you end up wasting or saving hundreds of dollars, if not more. Here’s what you should know.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should We Use a Home Equity Loan to Pay Off Credit Cards?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should We Use a Home Equity Loan to Pay Off Credit Cards?

on July 13, 2018

It’s tempting: Use a low-rate home equity loan or line or credit (HELOC) to pay off high-interest credit card debt. Good idea? Maybe, but here’s what you need to do first.

57 Percent of Credit Card Users Make This Damaging Mistake
57 Percent of Credit Card Users Make This Damaging Mistake

on July 6, 2018

Make this slip-up even once, and it can hurt both your wallet and your credit score.

How to Get Free Help With Your Student Loans
How to Get Free Help With Your Student Loans

on July 4, 2018

Is student loan debt crushing you or someone you know? Here are some ways to get relief.

And the Best Travel Rewards Credit Card Is…
And the Best Travel Rewards Credit Card Is…

on July 2, 2018

One rewards credit card offers the most savings to both the average traveler and the frequent flyer.

Another Reason to ‘Just Say No’ to Buying a Home
Another Reason to ‘Just Say No’ to Buying a Home

on June 27, 2018

A new report provides another argument for thinking twice before buying a home. Here’s what it means for you.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy Mortgage Life Insurance?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Buy Mortgage Life Insurance?

on June 25, 2018

Mortgage insurance pays your mortgage if you die. Sounds logical. Here’s why it’s not.

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Get a Socially Responsible Credit Card?
2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Get a Socially Responsible Credit Card?

on June 20, 2018

Credit cards that donate to worthy causes: marketing gimmick or socially responsible? Here’s how to decide.

2 Ways to Dodge Today’s Rising Credit Card Rates
2 Ways to Dodge Today’s Rising Credit Card Rates

on June 18, 2018

Current and projected economic trends spell bad news for credit card users. Here’s what every cardholder should know.

Is It Ever OK to Carry Debt Into Retirement?
Is It Ever OK to Carry Debt Into Retirement?

on June 14, 2018

Some experts argue that retiring with certain kinds of debt is not such a bad thing. But their advice doesn’t necessarily apply to you.

Big Credit Card Perks Are Dying — Here’s How to Keep Them Going
Big Credit Card Perks Are Dying — Here’s How to Keep Them Going

on June 11, 2018

Credit card benefits are in flux, with many lenders reducing or eliminating perks. Here’s the secret to squeezing the most out of your card in this situation.

Credit Cards That Earn Big Hotel Rewards Points
Credit Cards That Earn Big Hotel Rewards Points

on June 7, 2018

These credit cards will help you quickly accumulate hotel rewards points for a good bed, upgrades and more deals wherever your travels take you.

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