9 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money, and 4 Better Options
9 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money, and 4 Better Options

on July 24, 2017

Of all the ways to waste money, giving it to someone like a high-interest lender, pawnbroker or loan shark is one of the worst. Here are loans to avoid, and some better alternatives.

How to Refinance Your Home Before It’s Too Late
How to Refinance Your Home Before It’s Too Late

on March 21, 2017

Rock-bottom mortgage rates are rapidly receding into the past. Take these seven steps before the window closes.

What the 9 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture Can Teach Us About Money
What the 9 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture Can Teach Us About Money

on February 27, 2017

Here are the financial lessons we took away from each of this year’s Academy Award nominees for best picture.

5 Ways Scammers Are Going After Grandma’s Money
5 Ways Scammers Are Going After Grandma’s Money

on January 13, 2016

America’s seniors can fight back against fraud by keeping themselves educated on the sneaky ways criminals (and sometimes seniors’ own family members) are going after their money. Check out some of the most common forms of elder fraud.

Who’s Downsizing? Not These Retirees
Who’s Downsizing? Not These Retirees

on February 26, 2015

A new study finds that many Americans are opting for bigger houses in their retirement, and other surprising revelations.

Tips for Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money
Tips for Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money

on February 6, 2015

A conversation with Ron Lieber, author of the newly released book on kids and money, “The Opposite of Spoiled.”

What’s the Worst Kind of Debt?
What’s the Worst Kind of Debt?

on November 13, 2013

Is student loan debt worse than mortgage debt or credit card debt? How about unpaid taxes owed to Uncle Sam?

The Dangers of Not Saving for Retirement
The Dangers of Not Saving for Retirement

on January 24, 2013

You can’t turn a blind eye to retirement savings. Here’s why.

April is Financial Literacy Month: How Money-Smart Are You?
April is Financial Literacy Month: How Money-Smart Are You?

on April 1, 2011

Ready for a pop quiz? Here’s a quick test to see how wise you are when it comes to money.

The Short Answer: Quick Reader Questions of 2010
The Short Answer: Quick Reader Questions of 2010

on December 28, 2010

As the year winds down, we catch up on our readers’ questions – especially the short ones.

Viewer Question: Can I Negotiate Debts Myself?

on September 29, 2010

This reader has a good question: can I negotiate my own debts to get balances lowered – and while I’m at it, is it possible to get my creditors to remove the negative marks on my credit history?

12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers

on April 14, 2017

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that President Trump is attacking regulations and funding that was intended to help regular American consumers.

Home Values Plummet in These 14 Markets
Home Values Plummet in These 14 Markets

on September 24, 2015

Home values are rising nationwide, but some markets still are seeing widespread pockets of trouble. Is your hometown among them?

Are We Headed Into Another Real Estate Bubble?
Are We Headed Into Another Real Estate Bubble?

on July 14, 2015

There’s dire talk about the real estate market overheating again. Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about it.

14 Tax Perks for Homeowners
14 Tax Perks for Homeowners

on April 9, 2015

Owning a home, in addition to having the pleasure of a place to live, has significant financial advantages that you should be aware of.

5 Sly Ways Banks Push Your Account Into the Red
5 Sly Ways Banks Push Your Account Into the Red

on February 2, 2015

Banks earn billions from overdrafts — here’s how. And here are five ways to protect yourself.

Managing Money for a Parent Who Has Dementia
Managing Money for a Parent Who Has Dementia

on June 28, 2013

The time to act is before a parent becomes unable to handle personal finances. Here are steps you can take.

Money in a Minute: Headlines for March 17, 2011
Money in a Minute: Headlines for March 17, 2011

on March 17, 2011

In today’s news: U.S. natural gas prices won’t be affected by Japan’s nuclear crisis, Honda recalls some Civics, Republicans don’t like Obama’s consumer protection plans, food prices skyrocket, and $5 ATM fees may be right around the corner.

205 Ways to Save Money

on August 28, 2008

This is an excerpt from my first book, Life or Debt. You won’t be able to use every tip, but you’ll definitely be able to use some!

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