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?

Is Your Savings Account Rate About to Plunge?
Is Your Savings Account Rate About to Plunge?

on July 22, 2019

After years of rising returns, savings account rates are falling. Here’s what you should do next.

An Easy Way to Improve Your Credit Card Terms — and Possibly Your Credit Score
An Easy Way to Improve Your Credit Card Terms — and Possibly Your Credit Score

on April 10, 2019

If you haven’t taken this simple step lately, you are almost certainly losing money or hurting your credit score.

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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