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Before you respond to a medical debt lawsuit, take these 10 steps
Before you respond to a medical debt lawsuit, take these 10 steps Money & Credit May 16, 2017
If you’ve ever been sued by a debt collector or service provider over medical debt, you know how stressful it…
10 ways you can be as frugal as famous billionaires
10 ways you can be as frugal as famous billionaires Money & Credit May 16, 2017
Think the super rich spend their money freely on anything they want? Think again. Read more: 5 frugal activities that…
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7 ways to save more for retirement in your 50s Money & Credit May 16, 2017
A lot of people get a later start in life when it comes to saving. It's human nature that most…
8 money lessons from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
8 money lessons from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Budgeting & Saving May 15, 2017
As a personal finance writer, I believe that money lessons can be found just about anywhere. That’s how I’ve come…
7 top money tips every college graduate needs to know
7 top money tips every college graduate needs to know Money & Credit May 15, 2017
While senior year of college is hectic, it’s crucial for new grads to stay on top of their finances. Sure, you…
5 ways to spring clean your finances
5 ways to spring clean your finances Money & Credit May 11, 2017
You know this is the time for spring cleaning — but do you wonder why? The origins of this tradition…
5 ways to catch up on retirement savings
5 ways to catch up on retirement savings Saving For Retirement May 11, 2017
Worried about your retirement nest egg? It’s normal for someone nearing retirement to question how much they have saved —…
Beware of pump and dump stock scams that will leave you broke
Beware of pump and dump stock scams that will leave you broke Scams & Rip-Offs May 11, 2017
More scams to watch out for: The simplest, most effective way to prevent debit fraud Top 10 financial scams targeting…
Nearly 25% of Americans are making this costly money mistake
Nearly 25% of Americans are making this costly money mistake Money & Credit May 10, 2017
While stashing money under your mattress in college probably worked fine, if you want to build long-term wealth, that's not…
Raise your credit score with these pro tips
Raise your credit score with these pro tips Money & Credit May 9, 2017
As soon as I finish sending my tax information to my accountant each year, I turn my attention to another…
The best investment companies for your money
The best investment companies for your money Money & Credit May 9, 2017
Ready to open your first brokerage account and start investing for your future? Here's what you need to know... Investing…
This simple list could save you if your credit cards are ever stolen
This simple list could save you if your credit cards are ever stolen Credit & Debit Cards May 8, 2017
All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves…
9 steps for disputing a mistake on your credit report
9 steps for disputing a mistake on your credit report Money & Credit May 8, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that some 5% of Americans have errors on their credit reports that can result in adverse…
You may be able to get a collections account off your credit sooner than you think
You may be able to get a collections account off your credit sooner than you think Money & Credit May 7, 2017
While shopping for a home to buy, Ryan discovered through his credit monitoring service that a collection account had hit…
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Save $1,000 with the 12-week money challenge Money & Credit May 5, 2017
Need a quick and easy way to save some big-time cash in a short period? Look no further than this…
13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time
13 money mistakes that will haunt you for a long time Money & Credit May 4, 2017
We all mishandle our money from time to time -- whether it's an impulse buy, a forgotten bill or just poor planning.…
Automatic billing glitch overcharges woman by $142,000: How to prevent it from happening to you
Automatic billing glitch overcharges woman by $142,000: How to prevent it from happening to you Money & Credit May 4, 2017
Customers of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, known as Florida Blue, are facing some serious financial damage after…
Social Security retirement age starts slow rise to 67: What you can do now to maximize your benefits
Social Security retirement age starts slow rise to 67: What you can do now to maximize your benefits Money & Credit May 4, 2017
If you're planning to start collecting Social Security soon, you may now have to wait a bit longer to reach…
6 easy money tips for forgetful and unorganized people
6 easy money tips for forgetful and unorganized people Money & Credit May 4, 2017
I forget everything. I think it's a combination of my way-too-busy schedule and some gene I inherited from my dad, but…
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Want to be a happier bank customer? Visit a branch! Money & Credit May 3, 2017
We all know mobile banking is more prevalent than ever. J.D. Power estimates that 49% of millennials, 31% of Gen…
9 ways to keep costs down at home while you’re away on vacation
9 ways to keep costs down at home while you’re away on vacation Money & Credit May 2, 2017
When the subject of frugal vacationing comes up, the focus is understandably on the cost of the actual vacation. You know, the airfare,…
6 reasons I own dividend-paying stocks
6 reasons I own dividend-paying stocks Investing & Retirement May 1, 2017
It’s no secret that I’m a big believer in income investing. Folks who know my philosophy know that dividend-paying stocks…
How to refinance your student loans
How to refinance your student loans Money & Credit May 1, 2017
When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your student loans? If it's been a while,…
How to save $5,000 with the 52-week money challenge
How to save $5,000 with the 52-week money challenge Money & Credit May 1, 2017
What would an extra $5,000 mean in your life in the coming year? Would you use it to pay bills,…
How the new Trump tax plan will impact you
How the new Trump tax plan will impact you Money & Credit May 1, 2017
After President Trump proposed some big changes to the U.S. tax system on the 2016 campaign trail, we're now getting…
Records, paperwork and old files: What to keep and what to toss!
Records, paperwork and old files: What to keep and what to toss! Money & Credit May 1, 2017
The amount of records and paperwork you should keep is actually more limited than you might think. Here's a list…
Warning: Home Depot data leak exposes thousands of customers’ personal information
Warning: Home Depot data leak exposes thousands of customers’ personal information Money & Credit April 30, 2017
A spread sheet listing about 8,000 customers, along with their transaction and a range of personal information, was posted for…
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders
American Express sweetens the rewards for Platinum cardholders Money & Credit April 30, 2017
American Express has a few carrots and one stick for its Platinum cardholders as part of an ongoing effort to…
Debt Payoff Calculator: How to eliminate credit card debt as quickly as possible
Debt Payoff Calculator: How to eliminate credit card debt as quickly as possible Money & Credit April 30, 2017
There are several steps you should take to get out of credit card debt. Paying off thousands of dollars of…
How much of your gross annual salary should you save each year?
How much of your gross annual salary should you save each year? Money & Credit April 29, 2017
A lot of people get a later start in life when it comes to saving. It's human nature that most…
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