4 Simple Steps That Help Kids Build Solid Credit
4 Simple Steps That Help Kids Build Solid Credit

on April 18, 2017

Credit-card missteps can follow children into adulthood, hurting their finances in myriad ways. Here’s how to educate kids about credit before it’s too late.

Most Consumers Die With Debt, but You Can Avoid That Fate
Most Consumers Die With Debt, but You Can Avoid That Fate

on March 26, 2017

The vast majority of consumers die with outstanding debts — totaling an average of about $62,000. Here’s how to avoid burdening your loved ones.

Credit Card Debt Is Getting More Costly: 2 Methods for Tackling Yours
Credit Card Debt Is Getting More Costly: 2 Methods for Tackling Yours

on March 20, 2017

Continued rate hikes by the Federal Reserve mean anyone carrying credit card debt will pay more for it. Here’s how to change that fate.

Ask Stacy: What Can I Do About My Student Loan Debt?
Ask Stacy: What Can I Do About My Student Loan Debt?

on March 17, 2017

Becky graduated with $126,000 in student loan debt. This is no way to start out in life. What are her options?

6 Ways Spring Weather Helps Your Money Grow
6 Ways Spring Weather Helps Your Money Grow

on March 15, 2017

As the days warm, your opportunities to save money heat up.

Credit Card Debt Hits 10-Year High: What That Means for You
Credit Card Debt Hits 10-Year High: What That Means for You

on March 13, 2017

Americans have not carried this much outstanding credit card debt since before the Great Recession. Is your financial health at risk?

Bipartisan Bill Might Help You Pay Down Student Loans
Bipartisan Bill Might Help You Pay Down Student Loans

on March 5, 2017

A bill in Congress aims to encourage employers to help pay down workers’ student debt by making it tax-deductible.

Americans’ Debt Approaches All-Time High: Reel Yours in Now
Americans’ Debt Approaches All-Time High: Reel Yours in Now

on February 19, 2017

If you feel saddled by a mortgage, car loan or student debt, you’re not alone. Here’s how to get rid of it.

Science Finally Reveals the Best Method for Destroying Debt
Science Finally Reveals the Best Method for Destroying Debt

on February 8, 2017

Focusing on paying off your smallest debt first has proven advantages — but researchers say there’s a hitch.

Student Loan Debt Haunts Retirees — Here’s How to Eliminate It
Student Loan Debt Haunts Retirees — Here’s How to Eliminate It

on February 6, 2017

Retirees and other older borrowers are sinking in the quicksand of student loan debt. We have some tips for digging out.

Ask Stacy — Is There a Statute of Limitations on Debt?
Ask Stacy — Is There a Statute of Limitations on Debt?

on January 20, 2017

You have an old debt that long ago dropped off your credit history. Then one day you get a call from a debt collector insisting you pay it. Can they do that?

Free IRS Tax Help Begins Friday
Free IRS Tax Help Begins Friday

on January 12, 2017

The IRS Free File program is now available to taxpayers who qualify. Money Talks News also is offering a discount on more comprehensive tax help.

2 Ways Trump Says He Will Help College Students
2 Ways Trump Says He Will Help College Students

on November 17, 2016

Donald Trump has made two big promises that college students might like. But critics have questions.

Ask Stacy: Should I Borrow From My Retirement Account to Pay Debts?
Ask Stacy: Should I Borrow From My Retirement Account to Pay Debts?

on October 21, 2016

One in 5 Americans able to borrow from their 401(k)s have done so. But that doesn’t mean it’s a great idea.

Two-Thirds of This City’s Residents Have Debt in Collections
Two-Thirds of This City’s Residents Have Debt in Collections

on October 16, 2016

A new study reveals the extent of the financial struggles experienced by residents of one U.S. city. Can you guess where they live?

5 Tips for Helping Boomerang Kids Without Bankrupting Yourself
5 Tips for Helping Boomerang Kids Without Bankrupting Yourself

on September 28, 2016

Adult kids want to move back in? Don’t unload the truck before you agree on these points.

Federal Debt Projected to Exceed Size of U.S. Economy
Federal Debt Projected to Exceed Size of U.S. Economy

on July 14, 2016

Federal debt is on track to soon surpass record levels set in the period following World War II. What is behind the trend?

More Than 1 in 3 Debt Co-Signers Lose Money
More Than 1 in 3 Debt Co-Signers Lose Money

on June 6, 2016

The repercussions for co-signers are often unpleasant, according to a new survey.

How to Become Debt-Free by 2017
How to Become Debt-Free by 2017

on May 19, 2016

If you’re tired of debt and of living paycheck to paycheck, we have some tips to improve your financial situation and get you out of debt by next year.

How a Higher Credit Card Limit Can Help You Financially
How a Higher Credit Card Limit Can Help You Financially

on May 2, 2016

Some people are more likely to be granted a credit card limit increase than others.

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