5 ways to reduce the cost of your car
5 ways to reduce the cost of your car

If you're looking to cut your spending, we've got you covered with this list of tips to slash some of the major auto costs and keep more money in your pocket

Would you share your driving data to save money?
Would you share your driving data to save money?

Data is a hot commodity, and companies are willing to pay top dollar for it

September 21st, 5:05 am
Why We Don't Pay Our Credit Card Bills
Why We Don't Pay Our Credit Card Bills

Miss a credit card payment, and you'll suffer the consequences. Your credit score will drop significantly, since on-time payments are the number one factor in determining your credit score. You'll pay late fees and...

September 21st, 1:14 am
School Is In Session! Protect Yourself From Scams
School Is In Session! Protect Yourself From Scams

With the school season starting again, education is job number one for students and parents alike. A proper education includes an education in personal finance, and one of the best ways to start is to learn how to protect...

September 20th, 5:14 pm
Stressed by home buying? Don't be
Stressed by home buying? Don't be

Home buying can be a prolonged and confusing process but you can reduce the stress with research and realistic expectations at every step

September 20th, 6:16 am
More Americans With Low Credit Scores Buying Homes
More Americans With Low Credit Scores Buying Homes

If you have a low credit score and want to buy a home, your odds of getting a loan have improved. A study by the Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) shows that credit scores for new mortgage originations have been dropping,...

September 19th, 7:14 pm
Do You Make More Than Your Classmates?
Do You Make More Than Your Classmates?

When you graduated, you probably entered the workplace with plenty of optimism.You were ready to take the workplace by storm and earn a comfortable living – maybe even outpacing the rest of your classmates. How is that plan...

September 19th, 1:14 am
2 Of 5 U.S. Cardholders Have Fallen Victim To Credit Card Scams
2 Of 5 U.S. Cardholders Have Fallen Victim To Credit Card Scams

New Survey Shows Credit Card Fraud Totals $136 Billion The convenience and ease of credit cards comes with a downside – credit card fraud is a tempting and lucrative target for criminals. According to a new Finder.com...

September 18th, 7:14 pm
2 out of 5 student borrowers expect to default in next 5 years
2 out of 5 student borrowers expect to default in next 5 years

A study by the Brookings Institution suggests that approximately 40% of Americans won't be able to pay off their loans and will end up in default by 2023

September 18th, 5:23 am
More Americans Defaulting On Credit Cards
More Americans Defaulting On Credit Cards

According to the Federal Reserve's G.19 Consumer Credit report, America's outstanding revolving debt – mostly credit card debt – was closing in on $1.04 trillion as of June 2018. How will we pay all that money back?...

September 18th, 1:14 am
#1 Older Millennial Debt Is Not Student Loans
#1 Older Millennial Debt Is Not Student Loans

According to Federal Reserve data, student loan debt has surpassed $1.5 trillion and comprises 11% of America's collective household debt balance – second only to mortgage debt. More than 44 million Americans have...

September 15th, 1:13 am
Credit card default rates are... dropping?
Credit card default rates are... dropping?

Is there a limit to America's appetite for debt? At least one indicator suggests that the answer is no

September 14th, 5:26 am
Odd Online Loans
Odd Online Loans

Can you believe someone was able to borrow money online to buy basketball trading cards? Not just any card, but a Michael Jordan rookie card that could be worth six figures! While millions of people have borrowed money...

September 14th, 1:12 am
Get Your Credit Card Payments Under Control With Tally
Get Your Credit Card Payments Under Control With Tally

By Emily Guy Birken If you are carrying balances on multiple credit cards, it can be confusing to figure out the best way to make your monthly payments to minimize the interest you pay. Should you follow the "debt snowball"...

September 13th, 7:12 pm
New 3% Down Payment Mortgages Available
New 3% Down Payment Mortgages Available

Are you looking for a mortgage that features a low down payment but can't find a suitable conventional loan because of various restrictions?The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers loan products with down payments...

September 12th, 7:12 pm
5 questions you need to answer before retiring
5 questions you need to answer before retiring

You may be mentally and physically ready to retire, but are you financially ready to retire?

September 12th, 6:59 am
Why Dropping Cash On RFID-Blocking Tech Is A Waste Of Money
Why Dropping Cash On RFID-Blocking Tech Is A Waste Of Money

by Sandra Parsons Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-blocking technology is a multi-million-dollar industry. Consumers concerned about someone stealing their credit card info using RFID readers can buy wallets, purses,...

September 12th, 1:11 am
6 Simple Steps To A Solid Financial Foundation (Infographic)
6 Simple Steps To A Solid Financial Foundation (Infographic)

There's a lot of financial advice out there, from the Wall Street Journal to podcasts to your brother-in-law's stock tips to "A penny saved is a penny earned." The infographic above, developed in collaboration with...

September 11th, 1:09 am
Learn where your money goes
Learn where your money goes

If you do not track your spending, you cannot distinguish between gremlins and your own spending habits or any other reason for your dwindling bank account, including fraud

September 10th, 6:32 am
Avoid Penalties If Late On Paying Taxes
Avoid Penalties If Late On Paying Taxes

Uh-oh. You didn't pay your taxes by the deadline. You're facing late payment penalties – but, believe it or not, you may be able to convince the IRS to waive those penalties. It's not well publicized, but the...

September 7th, 7:13 pm
Millennials should improve credit before home shopping
Millennials should improve credit before home shopping

With a small change in financial habits, more millennials could significantly shift their risk perception with lenders allowing them to qualify for mortgage loans

September 7th, 6:31 am
Credit Card Debt By State
Credit Card Debt By State

Is your credit card balance increasing or decreasing? Data from the credit bureau Experian suggests that it's more likely to be rising. Credit card balances increased by an average of almost 6.6% year over year in the...

September 7th, 1:13 am
Credit Card Freezes 101
Credit Card Freezes 101

Identity theft accounted for $16.8 billion in losses in 2017 spread across 16.7 million victims, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Were you one of the unfortunate 16.7 million? Victim or not, it's wise to...

September 5th, 7:12 pm
1 out of 7 are afraid to see their credit report
1 out of 7 are afraid to see their credit report

Have you checked your credit report lately? If not, what's keeping you from doing so?

September 5th, 5:23 am
Personal Loans Are Fastest-Growing Consumer Debt
Personal Loans Are Fastest-Growing Consumer Debt

We often hear about skyrocketing student loan and credit card debt, but a different type of debt is growing at a faster rate than either of those. According to data from the credit bureau Experian, debt from personal loans...

September 5th, 1:12 am
5 retirement fees to avoid
5 retirement fees to avoid

It's important to avoid unnecessary fees that take a bite out of your nest egg without providing value in return

September 4th, 6:07 am
From Foreclosure To 800 Credit Score
From Foreclosure To 800 Credit Score

"I raised my credit score over 800 – and you can, too!" So says Tiffany Aliche, a financial speaker and author better known as The Budgetnista. Tiffany was working as a schoolteacher, and had excellent credit, until she...

August 31st, 1:11 am
Survey: Women More Likely Than Men To Miss A Credit Card Payment
Survey: Women More Likely Than Men To Miss A Credit Card Payment

What's a sure way to harm your credit score? Being late with payments or missing them completely. On-time payment history is one of the biggest factors in calculating your credit score – and, according to a new survey...

August 30th, 7:11 pm
On The Dark Web, How Much Are You Worth?
On The Dark Web, How Much Are You Worth?

"Consumers for sale! Get your consumer information here! Plump ripe consumers, ready for the taking! Only $1,170 for a full consumer package! À la carte information for as little as a few dollars! Get them while they're...

August 29th, 1:10 am
Bankruptcies Dropping Among Young, But Growing For Seniors
Bankruptcies Dropping Among Young, But Growing For Seniors

Bankruptcy is a painful process at any point in life, but it's especially excruciating when you are at or near retirement age. There's no time to recover and build retirement income. Unfortunately, seniors are...

August 28th, 1:10 am
Increase your credit score… By renting
Increase your credit score… By renting

If your credit score needs a little extra boost, renting may be the way to go

August 27th, 4:28 am
7 steps to beat the summer debt bulge
7 steps to beat the summer debt bulge

Have you spent too much on vacations, dining out, or entertainment this summer? Follow these seven simple steps to get your finances back on track and pay down your debt faster

August 27th, 4:21 am
Women Have Most Student Loan Debt
Women Have Most Student Loan Debt

According to Federal Reserve Data, student loan debt reached $1.52 trillion in March of 2018. Women hold approximately $900 billion of that total. Why do women hold more in student loan balances? A recently updated report...

August 25th, 1:09 am
8 common mistakes of tax extension filers
8 common mistakes of tax extension filers

Did you miss the April 17 tax deadline for 2018? If so, you probably filed for and received a six-month extension from the IRS. Don't relax too much, because October will be here before you know it

August 24th, 5:10 am
What Are You Worth On The Dark Web?
What Are You Worth On The Dark Web?

"Consumers for sale! Get your consumer information here! Plump ripe consumers, ready for the taking! Only $1,170 for a full consumer package! À la carte information for as little as a few dollars! Get them while they're...

August 24th, 1:08 am
Can This New Reverse Mortgage Alternative Help You?
Can This New Reverse Mortgage Alternative Help You?

Reverse mortgages can be a useful tool for seniors attempting to convert the equity in their home into cash for living expenses or other retirement purposes. The loan is usually paid out over time instead of as a lump sum. ...

August 24th, 1:08 am

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