Keep Your Data Off The Dark Web
Keep Your Data Off The Dark Web

Be Afraid of the Dark Is your credit card information floating around the dark web, waiting to be sold to an enterprising criminal? That's increasingly likely. According to the cybersecurity research group IntSights,...

Postponing Retirement For Months Just As Good As Years Of Saving More
Postponing Retirement For Months Just As Good As Years Of Saving More

How much longer would you have to work beyond your full retirement age to equal an additional 1% retirement savings over the thirty years prior to your retirement? You might expect to work an extra year or two – but...

July 16th, 9:09 pm
How to turn low unemployment into a raise
How to turn low unemployment into a raise

According to economic theory, low unemployment will lead to rising wages as employers compete for the small pool of qualified workers

July 16th, 7:26 am
Can An Identity Thief Change Your Home Address?
Can An Identity Thief Change Your Home Address?

You've probably moved at least once in your life and had to fill out the Change of Address form at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The USPS makes it easy to change your address or temporarily forward mail to a different...

July 14th, 3:08 am
2 In 5 Believe Age Affects Credit Score
2 In 5 Believe Age Affects Credit Score

Do you look at your credit score as a mysterious number that rises and falls for no good reason? Do you look at your credit score as an asset to be managed? Do you look at your credit score at all? The annual credit score...

July 13th, 9:08 pm
Americans' financial regrets
Americans' financial regrets

Financial regrets can have longer-lasting consequences and, according to a recent survey, 76% of Americans have some form of financial regret

July 13th, 8:04 am
Can An Identity Thief Change Your Home Address?
Can An Identity Thief Change Your Home Address?

You've probably moved at least once in your life and had to fill out the Change of Address form at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The USPS makes it easy to change your address or temporarily forward mail to a different...

July 14th, 3:08 am
2 In 5 Believe Age Affects Credit Score
2 In 5 Believe Age Affects Credit Score

Do you look at your credit score as a mysterious number that rises and falls for no good reason? Do you look at your credit score as an asset to be managed? Do you look at your credit score at all? The annual credit score...

July 13th, 9:08 pm
Americans' financial regrets
Americans' financial regrets

Financial regrets can have longer-lasting consequences and, according to a recent survey, 76% of Americans have some form of financial regret

July 13th, 8:04 am
Credit Card Hardship Programs 101
Credit Card Hardship Programs 101

You are at your wit's end. You were already in debt and struggling to make ends meet. Bills were piling up. Now you have suffered a large financial setback that threatens to push you over the edge. How can you possibly...

July 13th, 3:08 am
20 Best & Worst Cities To Live In When You're In Debt
20 Best & Worst Cities To Live In When You're In Debt

If you're deep in debt and struggling to climb out of it, life can be difficult regardless of where you live. However, your location can either make your situation more tolerable or increase your misery. Student Loan...

July 13th, 3:08 am
7 Taxes Retirees Must Consider
7 Taxes Retirees Must Consider

Retirement has finally arrived. You're ready to start drawing on your retirement income sources. Enjoy this new phase of your life. Unfortunately, you haven't been able to retire from taxes – and your taxes will...

July 12th, 9:08 pm
Don't let a credit dispute blow your mortgage
Don't let a credit dispute blow your mortgage

"Always check your credit report for errors, and dispute any errors as soon as possible." We normally give this advice, but there are a few exceptions to this rule – including when you are preparing to apply for a mortgage

July 12th, 7:26 am
Which States Have The Highest Credit Scores?
Which States Have The Highest Credit Scores?

How does your credit score stack up against other consumers in your state? According to Experian, the average national VantageScore credit score value for 2017 was 675 – which would put you well above average in Mississippi,...

July 11th, 9:08 pm
7 questions to ask yourself to choose where to retire
7 questions to ask yourself to choose where to retire

Do you plan to relocate when you retire? If so, where would you like to go?

July 11th, 7:26 am
Less than 1 in 3 parents teach their kids about credit scores
Less than 1 in 3 parents teach their kids about credit scores

Your kids are growing up fast. Soon, it will be time to have ... the talk. No, not that one. We're referring to the talk about responsible use of credit.

July 10th, 7:27 am
Get Cash Back On Your Debit Cards!
Get Cash Back On Your Debit Cards!

Prefer using debit cards over credit cards, but miss earning rewards? Some debit cards offer cash-back rewards – either as a straight points-based redemption program or as a perks-based program directed at purchases with...

July 10th, 3:07 am
1 In 3 use credit cards simply for rewards
1 In 3 use credit cards simply for rewards

Do you consider a rewards program as an integral part of your credit card choice? According to a new study by finder.com, close to one-third of Americans use credit cards just to get the associated rewards.

July 9th, 7:24 am
Renters' top 8 biggest concerns about buying a home
Renters' top 8 biggest concerns about buying a home

Homeownership remains a goal for most Americans. However, a recent report shows eight concerns renters have regarding that goal

July 6th, 7:24 am
American Home Sellers By The Numbers (Infographic)
American Home Sellers By The Numbers (Infographic)

Are you thinking about putting your house on the market? Check out our infographic above to discover the most popular marketing methods that other U.S. home sellers are using. Learn about incentives you could offer to...

July 6th, 3:05 am
Summer jobs and income taxes
Summer jobs and income taxes

Welcome, students, to income taxes and how they affect the working world that you have joined

July 5th, 8:29 am

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Need Down Payment Help? Consider Shared Equity
Need Down Payment Help? Consider Shared Equity

You want to buy a home and have the income to support a decent monthly payment – but you can't save up enough money for a significant down payment. With home prices and interest rates rising, you're afraid that...

July 4th, 9:05 pm
Data Breaches Continue – Protect Yourself
Data Breaches Continue – Protect Yourself

Another Day, Another Breach Have we reached the point where Americans react to data breaches with a yawn? Given the constant stream of new attacks and the staggering number of accounts involved, that's an understandable...

July 3rd, 9:04 pm
Shimmers: the new credit card skimmers
Shimmers: the new credit card skimmers

Thieves have found a new way to exploit chip-enabled cards through credit card shimming instead of skimming

July 3rd, 6:53 am
Not paying credit cards – a timeline to avoid
Not paying credit cards – a timeline to avoid

Here's what happens when you start missing credit card payments

July 3rd, 6:52 am
Raise your credit score, and pay less for insurance
Raise your credit score, and pay less for insurance

A poor credit score makes your financial life difficult in a number of ways

July 2nd, 6:25 am
Most Americans don't have a financial plan, but should
Most Americans don't have a financial plan, but should

Do you have a financial plan? A real, written plan with goals, targets, and timelines, not just "I plan to stay out of debt this year"? If you have no such plan, you have plenty of company

June 29th, 7:04 am
American Homebuyers By The Numbers (Infographic)
American Homebuyers By The Numbers (Infographic)

Who is buying homes in the US? Discover who these homebuyers are in our exclusive infographic above. Lenders compare mortgage applications across several factors, including the credit scores of hopeful homebuyers. You can...

June 29th, 3:03 am
More taxes on online purchases
More taxes on online purchases

Americans will soon be paying up to $33 billion more each year for online purchases

June 28th, 7:04 am
Not Paying Credit Cards – A Timeline to Avoid (Part 2)
Not Paying Credit Cards – A Timeline to Avoid (Part 2)

By Sandra Parsons In a recent article, we described the implications of being less than three months late with your credit card payment. While late fees, increased interest rates, and a knock to your credit score are bad...

June 27th, 3:01 am
Your low credit score could cost you $21,000
Your low credit score could cost you $21,000

How much does your credit score affect your mortgage rates? A recent study by Zillow reveals some shocking information

June 26th, 7:16 am
Fill your IRA with low-cost index funds
Fill your IRA with low-cost index funds

Does your IRA or 401(k) contain mostly actively managed funds or index funds? Do you know the difference between those two funds? Do you even know what's in your IRA or 401(k) at all?

June 25th, 7:09 am
Seniors and affordable transportation
Seniors and affordable transportation

Affordable transportation is often a concern for senior citizens

June 22nd, 8:29 am
How We Paid For Our Homes (Infographic)
How We Paid For Our Homes (Infographic)

How badly do you want to own a home? What would you be willing to give up to achieve the American dream? Discover what sacrifices recent homebuyers made to purchase their homes, and whether they see the acquisition as a...

June 22nd, 3:14 am
1 In 4 Kids Will Be Victims Of ID Fraud Before Age 18
1 In 4 Kids Will Be Victims Of ID Fraud Before Age 18

It's hard for young Americans to leave the security of their childhood home and find their way in the real world. It's even harder when identity thieves have stolen their identity and ruined their credit before they...

June 21st, 9:14 pm
Most of us don't know our credit card APR
Most of us don't know our credit card APR

Are you getting the best deal on your credit cards? If you regularly carry a balance, a new survey from CreditCards.com suggests there's almost a 50/50 chance you don't know how good your deal is

June 21st, 6:45 am

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