Credit & Loans

  1. Do Customer Loyalty Programs Really Save You Money?

    Here is a look at what customers have to do to ensure that loyalty programs help them shop smarter.
  2. Things To Do Before You Have Kids

    Once you have kids, your ability to save decreases dramatically. There are also a number of things you must do to prepare ...
  3. Best Credit Cards For Travel Deals

    A wide range of rewards credit cards are available for consumers to use toward airfare, hotel bills, rental cars and more. ...
  4. The Best Retail Store Credit Cards

    These credit cards are worth considering for the extra discounts, promotional financing, special sales and discounts on future ...
  5. How Seniors Can Fight Identity Theft

    Senior citizens are at a high risk of being victims of identity theft, and they are often easy targets for criminals.
  6. How To Read Loan And Credit Card Agreements

    The devil is always in the details! Find out what you're signing yourself up for.
  7. Best Credit Cards For People With Poor Credit Scores

    There are still ways you can build credit with a credit card, even if you have bad credit.
  8. Money Management For College Students

    If you are a college student and want to better manage your budget, here are some useful tips.
  9. Why People Are Having Difficulty Making Mortgage Payments

    Many Americans are having a tough time paying their mortgages. Here are some reasons why some homeowners fared better than ...
  10. A Lifeline For Those Drowning In Debt

    Don't wait to be saved, find out where the lifesaving devices are and hang on tight!
  11. The Beauty Of Budgeting

    Make it to the end of the month, before you run out of money.
  12. Why Making Minimum Payments Gets You Nowhere

    Getting out of debt can be difficult, but paying off a minimum balance each month only makes things worse.
  13. The Importance Of Your Credit Rating

    A great starting point for learning what a credit score is, how it is calculated and why it is so important.
  14. Taking Advantage Of Property Tax Abatement Programs

    Increase your home's value without increasing your property taxes.
  15. Facts You Didn't Know About Private Student Loans

    Take a close look at the characteristics of private student loans before deciding it's the best path to take.
  16. What Happens When Your Credit Card Expires

    You can take advantage of this process to learn about other cards that may better suit your needs.
  17. Best Credit Card Features For Students

    Students should look for credit cards that charge no annual fees, have a low introductory interest rate and offer rewards ...
  18. 5 Steps To Qualify For A Mortgage If You're Self-Employed

    Qualifying for a mortgage is a little more complicated for borrowers who are self-employed.
  19. What Are Mortgage Lenders Allowed To Ask Borrowers?

    Seemingly intrusive or irrelevant questions are actually legal for lenders to ask of mortgage applicants.
  20. Worst Case Scenario For Credit Card Debt

    You may have heard of the dreaded Chapter 13 for personal bankruptcy, but there's something even worse - Chapter 7.
  21. Who Should Pay For College?

    With college costs continuing to escalate, the question of who pays for it is increasingly relevant.
  22. How To Avoid Becoming A Fraud Victim

    Be aware of your rights as a consumer, and know how scammers work so you can protect your money.
  23. Used Car Shopping: How To Avoid A Lemon

    Being prepared before buying will save you thousands in the long run.
  24. How To Get Your First Credit Card

    Here's a rundown of how you can go about getting your first credit card.
  25. How People Fall Into A Debt Spiral

    If you're struggling to pay off your debt, you'll need to develop discipline and patience in order to dig yourself out.
  26. Financial Tips For The First-Time Traveler

    Safeguard your wallet and ensure that financial mishaps don't ruin this once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.
  27. Avoid The Monthly Payment Trap

    Low monthly payments are easy on the wallet. However, interest and other fees lurk just below the surface.
  28. How To Balance Retirement Savings With Your Child's Tuition Costs

    Here's how you can juggle saving for your child's college education and your retirement.
  29. Understanding Your Mortgage

    We walk through the steps needed to secure the best loan to finance the purchase of your home.
  30. APR vs. APY

    Annual percentage rate and annual percentage yield are two ways companies calculate the amount of interest you can owe. Learn ...
  31. How To Stay On Track With Your Budget

    Sticking to a budget and making savings is the only way to put yourself on a firm financial footing.
  32. Student Loan Rates To Double

    As of July 1st, be prepared for student loans rates to go up.
  33. Reasons To Steer Clear Of Rewards Cards

    The thought of earning rewards from purchases may seem like a good idea, but there are some things that should be considered ...
  34. Why Bad Credit Is Bad For Financial Careers

    In order to obtain and maintain a career in the financial industry, it is also important to have a clean credit report.
  35. Ways The Internet Has Destroyed Your Finances

    Shopping online is fast and easy, but dangerous at the same time.
  36. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  37. Get A Free Ride From Credit Companies

    Find out how to make your credit cards work for you - not against you.
  38. Student Loans And How They Will Affect Your Credit

    Here's a breakdown of how taking out student loans will affect your credit score.
  39. How Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Rating

    The average American household has four cards, but does that mean more is better?
  40. What To Do If You Lose Your Wallet

    Here's a step-by-step guide of what to do if your wallet is lost or stolen.
  41. How Many Credit Cards Should You Carry?

    If you have ever wondered whether you should carry one, two or more cards, read on and we'll tell you.
  42. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  43. Making A Larger Down Payment Vs. Buying a Cheaper House

    We look at the financial differences between purchasing a cheaper home and making a larger down payment on a more expensive ...
  44. Get To Know Your Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The CFPB is there to protect you and hear your voice. You can help with the economic recovery by getting to know the bureau. ...
  45. 4 Habits That Damage Your Credit Score

    Many common money habits can affect your credit score negatively without you even knowing it.
  46. How To Survive Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. You can survive it and come out on the other side more financially solid.
  47. How To Find The Right Prepaid Debit Card

    Prepaid debit cards are becoming increasingly popular. Here are some tips for choosing the right prepaid debit card.
  48. Sizing Up Debt

    Ever wonder if the different types of debt are good or bad? Read on and we'll tell you.
  49. Purchases You Should Always Make With A Credit Card

    Credit cards aren't always bad possessions to have. There are certain perks associated with using credit cards as we make ...
  50. 10 Legal Business Practices Of Dubious Ethics

    Being aware of these unscrupulous methods can help you avoid them as best you can.
  51. 6 Ways To Keep Aggressive Debt Collectors At Bay

    Get an upper hand on debt collectors by knowing your rights and using these tips.
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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