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Helping friend with loan
Why You Should Be Careful About Lending Money to Family and Friends Money & Credit October 14, 2019
Have you ever loaned money to a family member or friend? If so, were you paid back? If you answered…
Drivers License Online
Don’t Make This Big Mistake When You Renew Your Driver’s License Scams & Rip-Offs October 9, 2019
Renewing your driver's license used to be kind of a pain. It almost always involved a trip to the DMV…
6 Steps to Pay Off Debt With a Credit Card Balance Transfer
6 Steps to Pay Off Debt With a Credit Card Balance Transfer Debt October 3, 2019
If you're carrying a balance on credit cards that have high interest rates, you might be able to pay off…
Auto Loan Application
Should you refinance your auto loan? Loans September 27, 2019
Is now a good time to refinance your auto loan? Interest rates for new and even used car loans are…
LG appliances
New report: The #1 household appliance brand in America Shopping & Retail September 24, 2019
When it comes to household appliances, the brand you buy can make a difference in your long term happiness with…
Credit score drop
Why Did My Credit Score Drop When I Paid Off a Loan? Credit September 20, 2019
Someone finally pays off a car loan or even a mortgage and how are they rewarded? By seeing a drop…
What to Do When You’re Being Harassed About an Old “Zombie Debt”
What to Do When You’re Being Harassed About an Old “Zombie Debt” Debt September 16, 2019
Debt from your past that you never paid off can come back to haunt you in the form of "zombie"…
How to Teach Young Kids About Money
How to Teach Young Kids About Money Money & Credit September 13, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard feels so strongly about the importance of teaching kids the value of money that he wrote an…
Credit score monitoring
Why you don’t need to pay for MyFICO to monitor your credit Credit September 3, 2019
You probably know that maintaining a good credit score and clean credit reports are key to your overall financial well-being.…
Dark web
Experian Dark Web Scan: What does the service do for you? Protect Your Identity August 28, 2019
You may have seen ads for credit bureau Experian's Dark Web Scan service and wondered if it's something you should…
Open home safe
How To Choose the Right Home Safe for Your Needs Homes & Real Estate August 21, 2019
Money expert Clark Howard prefers to store his valuables in a home safe rather than a safe deposit box at…
Baby stuff at yard sale
Where to find free or cheap baby stuff Shopping & Retail August 16, 2019
News flash: Having kids is expensive. In fact, a 2017 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that the…
Kroger
Why you don’t want to ask for cash back at Kroger Shopping & Retail August 7, 2019
If you've become accustomed to getting cash back when you swipe your debit card at a Kroger grocery store, you…
FTC robocalls map
This new tool shows the states with the most spam calls Cell Phones August 2, 2019
A new interactive web page from the Federal Trade Commission aims to shed a little light on what's become a…
2019 Toyota Yaris
The new cars people love the most in 2019 Cars August 2, 2019
If you're in the market for a new car, we have a list you need to see. You might be…
The IRS is rolling out a new W-4: What you need to know
The IRS is rolling out a new W-4: What you need to know Taxes July 15, 2019
The Internal Revenue Service has announced its intention to roll out a new W-4 form soon — and it might…
Grilling out
5 ways to save money when you’re grilling out Save Money July 1, 2019
Hosting a backyard barbeque is a traditional way to celebrate the Fourth of July, Labor Day or any weekend when…
How a Roku or Other Streaming Device Can Make Your Vacation Even Better
How a Roku or Other Streaming Device Can Make Your Vacation Even Better Travel June 21, 2019
Anyone who has done much traveling knows that video entertainment options in hotels and even AirBnBs can vary wildly from…