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6 mistakes that will turn a balance transfer into a nightmare
6 mistakes that will turn a balance transfer into a nightmare Money & Credit March 22, 2016
Living with credit card debt is beyond stressful. I know how bad it feels because I’ve been there. I once…
Why your bank now wants to monitor your location
Why your bank now wants to monitor your location Money & Credit March 21, 2016
In a doubled-down effort to reduce credit card fraud, banks are trying new ways to answer a very important question…
6 ways to tackle your credit card debt
6 ways to tackle your credit card debt Money & Credit March 15, 2016
Are you struggling with credit card debt? Follow this advice to start paying it off so you can reduce the…
Man dies in jail after being arrested for unpaid medical bills
Man dies in jail after being arrested for unpaid medical bills Health February 25, 2016
A man arrested for outstanding medical bills was found dead in a jail cell shortly after being taken into custody.…
Here are the best and worst states for money management
Here are the best and worst states for money management Money & Credit January 19, 2016
According to a new report from CreditCards.com, several states stand out as the best and the worst at money management.…
Our favorite pre-paid cards – and why we like them
Our favorite pre-paid cards – and why we like them Money & Credit January 12, 2016
Read more: 3 tips to get the most value out of gift cards Clark's No-Giftcard Gift Certificate Sell your unwanted…
Find and dispute errors on your credit report
Find and dispute errors on your credit report Money & Credit January 11, 2016
Read more: How to fix errors on a credit report Clark Howard's Free Credit Report Guide Credit bureau disputes about…
14 money mistakes you don’t want to make in your 30s
14 money mistakes you don’t want to make in your 30s Money & Credit January 5, 2016
As I venture into my early 30s, I think I’ve become pretty careful about our finances. I certainly know not…
How a 19 year old got a credit score of 820
How a 19 year old got a credit score of 820 Money & Credit December 17, 2015
When I came across a 19-year-old kid with a huge credit score, I learned just how easy it is for…
How ‘good debt’ can improve your credit score and your financial future
How ‘good debt’ can improve your credit score and your financial future Money & Credit December 14, 2015
The word 'debt' typically carries a negative connotation, especially among new savers. But contrary to popular belief, debt isn't always bad. In fact,…
Is this the best credit card in the country right now?
Is this the best credit card in the country right now? Money & Credit December 7, 2015
Scam alert: Crowd funding sites that steal your money
Scam alert: Crowd funding sites that steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs November 13, 2015
Read more: Is that great Facebook offer really a scam? Beware of hotel booking scam sites More scams & Rip-Offs
3 ways to keep your chip credit card from killing your Black Friday flow
3 ways to keep your chip credit card from killing your Black Friday flow Shopping & Retail November 9, 2015
The holiday shopping season is already upon us. But there’s one small thing that may throw a monkey wrench into your…
An innovative new option for smarter credit usage
An innovative new option for smarter credit usage Money & Credit November 6, 2015
In personal finance, credit cards usually get a bad rap. And little wonder: they enable people to dive deep into…
The best and quickest way to improve your credit score
The best and quickest way to improve your credit score Money & Credit November 5, 2015
Like it or not, a person’s credit score can make a world of difference when it comes to life events…
A 30-day household financial cleanse
A 30-day household financial cleanse Money & Credit November 5, 2015
Have you recently found yourself caught in a bad trap of overspending and under-saving? Maybe your budget has veered so…
What you post on Facebook could damage your credit score
What you post on Facebook could damage your credit score Money & Credit November 2, 2015
Many people are guilty of over-sharing on Facebook -- whether they realize it or not -- and the potential consequences…
Credit card perks: Are they worth it?
Credit card perks: Are they worth it? Money & Credit October 28, 2015
Financial experts often disagree on the use of credit for every day purchases. Yes, they can offer tremendous perks, but…
Best balance transfer and 0% interest credit cards
Best balance transfer and 0% interest credit cards Money & Credit October 26, 2015
If you're buried under a big pile of credit card debt -- with high interest fees -- you may want…
Sprint fined $2.95M for charging low-credit customers extra fees, and not telling them
Sprint fined $2.95M for charging low-credit customers extra fees, and not telling them Money & Credit October 22, 2015
Sprint is being fined $2.95 million for allegedly failing to tell customers with low credit scores that they would be…
Would you donate an organ to pay off your student loans?
Would you donate an organ to pay off your student loans? Money & Credit October 18, 2015
How far would you go in order to make enough money to pay off your student loan debt? A new…
How to start saving for retirement at age 40
How to start saving for retirement at age 40 Money & Credit October 13, 2015
There’s something about reaching the big 4-0 that often causes you to re-evaluate your direction in life. And when you…
Recently graduated? Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up a budget
Recently graduated? Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up a budget Money & Credit October 8, 2015
If you are a recent graduate, congratulations and best wishes for your success! Whether you were lucky enough to have…
Saving for retirement: What to do in your 30s
Saving for retirement: What to do in your 30s Money & Credit October 6, 2015
For most people in their 30s, life can feel like a breathless uphill run on a downward escalator. Everything seems…
8 ways credit cards can cost you more than they should
8 ways credit cards can cost you more than they should Money & Credit October 5, 2015
You pay for convenience. That’s the simple reality of economics. Having a cab — or even an Uber — pick you…
13 money mistakes to avoid making in your 40s
13 money mistakes to avoid making in your 40s Money & Credit October 2, 2015
With age comes wisdom, so they say — but it also comes with more complicated lifestyles. By the time we…
How one couple erased $55K of student loan debt in 14 months
How one couple erased $55K of student loan debt in 14 months Money & Credit September 29, 2015
Andrew and Amanda Argue were both working for public accounting firms in Miami, Florida, when they met. As young, ambitious…
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card!
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card! Money & Credit September 28, 2015
When it comes to using credit cards, it's important to understand both the perks and the risks. Just like with…
How to keep money in your pocket while you’re paying off debt
How to keep money in your pocket while you’re paying off debt Money & Credit September 28, 2015
Are you ready to start killing your debt? Whether you make the minimum payment or you’re ready to accelerate your…
In-store credit: The pros and cons
In-store credit: The pros and cons Credit Card Debt September 25, 2015
Christmas is almost here, and with it come the endless pitches for store cards aka in-store financing. 'Would you like…
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