Mortgage Down Payments — How Low Should You Go?
Mortgage Down Payments — How Low Should You Go?

on July 5, 2017

The traditional mortgage down payment of 20 percent is dying out. In fact, many buyers put down next to nothing. Here’s how to determine the best route for you.

How the Latest Credit Report Changes Impact Your Score
How the Latest Credit Report Changes Impact Your Score

on July 5, 2017

Some negative information is being removed from consumers’ credit reports starting this month.

Student Loan Rates to Jump This Weekend
Student Loan Rates to Jump This Weekend

on June 30, 2017

College costs continue to rise, and will jump again on Saturday. Consider whether expenses like loan interest are worthwhile, and explore these alternatives.

The Best Credit Cards for Insuring Your Rental Car
The Best Credit Cards for Insuring Your Rental Car

on June 29, 2017

How you pay for a rental car directly affects whether you end up wasting or saving hundreds of dollars, if not more. So choose your plastic wisely.

5 Lies Credit Repair Companies Tell (and How to Fix Your Score on Your Own)
5 Lies Credit Repair Companies Tell (and How to Fix Your Score on Your Own)

on June 27, 2017

Credit repair companies promise the sun and the moon, but they may instead be taking you for an expensive ride.

Is It OK to Retire With Debt?
Is It OK to Retire With Debt?

on June 20, 2017

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

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

on June 15, 2017

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

This U.S. City Helps Workers Pay Off Student Loans
This U.S. City Helps Workers Pay Off Student Loans

on June 9, 2017

A Tennessee city’s newest workplace benefit is a student loan repayment program aimed at helping workers tackle their education debt.

How Your Credit Score Changes Once Negative Info Disappears
How Your Credit Score Changes Once Negative Info Disappears

on June 5, 2017

Wonder what happens when negative information is purged from your credit history? We have the answers.

The Common Credit Card Mistake That Might Boost Your Risk of Fraud
The Common Credit Card Mistake That Might Boost Your Risk of Fraud

on June 4, 2017

Tens of millions of Americans are using a feature that offers convenience with a big trade-off. Here’s how to keep your credit card safe when shopping online.

Would Proposed Federal Law Give High-Interest Lenders a ‘Free Pass’?
Would Proposed Federal Law Give High-Interest Lenders a ‘Free Pass’?

on May 31, 2017

Republicans say their Financial Choice Act will benefit consumers, but one provision of the legislation is stirring up controversy.

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.

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.

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