More posts by Jill Krasny, Credit.com

How to throw a fun — and cheap — Fourth of July cookout
How to throw a fun — and cheap — Fourth of July cookout Life July 3rd, 2018
Like parades and fireworks, Independence Day cookouts are a holiday tradition. But hosting one can get pricey if you don't watch…
4 money excuses you need to stop making
4 money excuses you need to stop making Money & Credit August 23rd, 2018
If saving more money is on your to-do list, but you just haven't gotten around to it, it's time to…
Remedy: A startup trying to solve your medical bill problems
Remedy: A startup trying to solve your medical bill problems Health June 26th, 2017
EDITOR'S NOTE: As of June 26, 2017, Remedy is no longer in the business of reviewing medical bills. Here is…
A few extra pounds can hurt your job chances, study says
A few extra pounds can hurt your job chances, study says Jobs March 22nd, 2017
Getting soft around the middle may not just trigger a bout of self-consciousnesses — it could throw a wrenchinto your…
Here’s why you may be getting a tax break
Here’s why you may be getting a tax break Money & Credit May 3rd, 2018
When tax season rolls around, most of us are just relieved to get our paperwork in on time. Now, according…
How a rocket scientist manages his money
How a rocket scientist manages his money Money & Credit September 19th, 2017
Jason Lowery is a typical 29-year-old. He likes hanging out with friends, loves his family and spends weekends tinkering on his hobby car, a…
5 surprising things that can impact your credit
5 surprising things that can impact your credit Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
Hopefully you already know the five factors that can impact your credit: payment history, mix of accounts,amountof debt,history of credit…
Can a lender just take money out of my bank account?
Can a lender just take money out of my bank account? Money & Credit May 3rd, 2018
It's every borrower's worst nightmare: You check your savings account only to find it's been sapped by a lender. You had…
The best jobs for entry-level workers
The best jobs for entry-level workers Jobs March 22nd, 2017
With back-to-school season now in full swing, the last thing on students’ minds is finding a job. But with more…
People who regularly check their credit score are still confused: Here’s what you need to know!
People who regularly check their credit score are still confused: Here’s what you need to know! Money & Credit May 3rd, 2018
Turns out, even regularly checking your credit score can still leave you confused about it. That's according to TransUnion's second annual survey,…
A new twist on an old scam is duping people out of thousands of dollars
A new twist on an old scam is duping people out of thousands of dollars Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
It seems scammers have found yet another way to con victims out of their money, this time usingcredit cardsand bank…
Time Warner Cable & Charter overcharged customers $7.2 million a year, Senate finds
Time Warner Cable & Charter overcharged customers $7.2 million a year, Senate finds Mobile & Electronics March 22nd, 2017
A U.S. Senate investigation just gaveconsumers a reason to cut the cord.According to areport released Friday, TWC overcharged customers nationwide…
5 big mistakes to avoid when you’re looking for a new job
5 big mistakes to avoid when you’re looking for a new job Jobs March 22nd, 2017
Whether you’re preparing forlife after college,recovering from a job lossorjust feel readyto try something new, it never hurts to brush…
8 store loyalty programs that actually save you money
8 store loyalty programs that actually save you money Deals & Savings April 25th, 2018
Loyalty programs can be a dime a dozen these days, so it's worth it to know which ones really pay — and…
A simple way to pay off your most expensive credit card debt
A simple way to pay off your most expensive credit card debt Money & Credit May 25th, 2016
A new smartphone app launching this week claims it can help you be smarter about managing your credit card debt. Here's what you should know…
Half of parents now expect kids to cover the cost of college
Half of parents now expect kids to cover the cost of college Education March 22nd, 2017
With college tuitions skyrocketing, it’s no surprise parents areworried whether they have enough to cover the cost. According to the…
Google bans ads for payday loans
Google bans ads for payday loans Business & Entrepreneurs March 22nd, 2017
Google is banning ads for payday loans and related products, the company saidtodayin a statement. EffectiveJuly 13, ,Google will not…
How to tell your family you can’t afford to buy them gifts this year
How to tell your family you can’t afford to buy them gifts this year Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
How do you tell your family youcan’t afford gifts this year? It can be an awkward conversation, especially if you’re…