Credit & Loans

  1. A 1099 Crash Course For 2012

    Learn about the new 1099 requirements and how these changes will affect your online transactions.
  2. Why Athletes Go Broke

    We look at famous athletes that went bust, and see what we can learn from their mistakes.
  3. Surprising Credit Card Benefits

    If you didn't read the fine print, you could be missing out on these free credit card benefits.
  4. Creative Ways To Overcome Student Debt

    There's many available student debt repayment options and strategies, such as student loan initiatives and loan consolidation ...
  5. 6 Reasons To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance

    This costly coverage protects your mortgage lender - not you.
  6. Banks Will Be Under More Stress In 2012

    The FDIC has proposed new regulations for banks.
  7. How FICO Scores Are Calculated

    Lenders look at this to determine your credit risk. We explain what it is and how it's figured out.
  8. The 4 Worst Ways To Borrow Money

    While there are less risky places from which to borrow, there are also predatory lenders who can make your financial situation ...
  9. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  10. Behind The Scenes Of Your Mortgage

    Four major players slice and dice your mortgage in the secondary market.
  11. Short Sell Your Home To Avoid Foreclosure

    Are you in danger of losing your home? Protect your credit score with a real estate short sale.
  12. Is Student Loan Debt The Next Financial Crisis?

    The student loan system is in desperate need of reform, as more and more graduates struggle to find work and pay off their ...
  13. Common Things That Improve And Lower Credit Scores

    Credit scores are used by lenders to estimate credit risk. Find out how you can better earn the trust of lenders and reap ...
  14. Avoiding Foreclosure Scams

    If you want to save your home, avoid bogus offers and take matters into your own hands.
  15. How To Overcome Bad Credit

    Some lenders can look overlook your credit score and assess other factors that fairly determine if you are a reasonable credit ...
  16. Rewards Credit Cards

    If you have a very good credit rating, you will have your choice of rewards credit cards, so pick the one you will be able ...
  17. Which Is The Better Lender – VISA Or A Bank?

    One is not like the other. We help you decide where to borrow money from.
  18. 7 Things You Didn't Know Affect Your Credit Score

    Having a good credit score plays a big part in being approved for a loan or a mortgage. Here are some things to watch for ...
  19. Credit Cards For Kids

    Giving your child a credit card can be an important lesson in money management.
  20. 4 Common Credit Card Misconceptions

    Many Americans think these credit card "rules" are true. Read on to find out the facts.
  21. Saving Vs. Paying Off Debt

    If you can't decide whether to build your rainy day fund or pay off debt, we weigh the options for you.
  22. 6 Benefits Of Increasing Your Credit Limit

    If you can resist the urge to overspend, then raising your credit limit could benefit you in various ways.
  23. How Your Credit Score Will Affect Your Mortgage Rate

    Your credit score will play a large role in the type of mortgage you are able to get.
  24. 3 Tips For Using Payday Loans

    With payday loans now operating across 41 states, we tell you how to use them wisely and responsibly.
  25. 3 New Types Of Credit Cards To Look For

    These three types of credit cards are becoming popular with customers looking to pay less fees and build up their credit ...
  26. The Banking Industry In 2012

    Major banks in 2012 can expect to lose customers as they struggle with the Dodd-Frank Act and new fees.
  27. Easy And Practical Ways To Save For A Vacation

    These simple changes to your spending and saving habits can put your next vacation easily within reach.
  28. The Increasing Costs Of College

    College tuition is getting more expensive, textbooks are increasing in price and for-profit schools are popping up.
  29. How To Delay Foreclosure

    While losing a home can be a traumatic event for you and your family, it's best to find ethical means of delaying or avoiding ...
  30. Best Places And Sites For Online Travel Deals

    These sites and tips will help you figure out what kind of vacation you want and how to ensure you're getting the best price. ...
  31. 2011: The Year Of Fees

    The recession didn't stop major banks and airlines from trying to impose extra fees on Americans.
  32. Don't Let Foreclosed Homes Ruin Your Neighborhood

    Empty homes in your neighborhood aren't just eyesores - they can affect the value of your property.
  33. Mobile Payments Could Replace Cash By 2016

    Could paper money be replaced by mobile payments in the near future?
  34. How To Get A Credit Card Despite Bad Credit

    Prepaid credit cards and secured credit cards are both excellent options for getting a credit card despite having a poor ...
  35. 5 Ways To Avoid The Middle Seat On The Airplane

    You can purchase tickets on the same airline to get a higher status, use the internet or take advantage of business class ...
  36. Remember Your 3 Important Credit Scores? Now It's 4

    CoreLogic is the newest credit reporting agency. Its reports will include activity that the big three agencies don't track, ...
  37. Use Real Estate To Put Off Tax Bills

    Find out how you can build wealth and reduce your taxes.
  38. 3 Ways To Value Real Estate Investments

    Investing in income-generating real estate involves market data and a degree of subjectivity.
  39. Avoid The Generation Debt Trap

    There is a worldwide generation of young, educated individuals mired in unmanageable debt. Find out why.
  40. How To Transfer Your Homeowners Policy To Your New Home

    Home insurance policies need to be rewritten when you move. Here are the steps you need to follow to do so.
  41. The Downsides Of Debit Cards

    The convenience of debit cards makes them a popular method of payment, but here are some downsides to consider.
  42. How Does Bankruptcy Affect Your IRA?

    Since 2005, money in your IRA can be protected if you are forced to file for bankruptcy.
  43. How To Get Rid Of Your Ex-Spouse's Debts

    Divorce is hard enough without one spouse abusing the financial end of the relationship. Find out how to protect your finances. ...
  44. The Pros And Cons Of Buying Distressed Property

    Real estate bargains abound, but is buying a distressed property more trouble than it's worth?
  45. Why You Should Stick With The Big Banks

    Big doesn't always mean bad. We tell you four reasons why.
  46. How To Manage And Consolidate Your Own Debt

    With debt management services costing a lot of money, this article looks at why it is better to manage your own financial ...
  47. 3 Steps To A Financially-Sound 2012

    With rising disposable income levels, the coming year is the best time to get your finances in order. Find out how.
  48. 5 Ways Your Debt-Relief Firm Is Scamming You

    Find out how you can tell if a debt-relief company is ripping you off.
  49. FHA Money Trouble Causes Concern For Homebuyers

    The FHA says it's operating in the black, but reports say otherwise. If it goes bankrupt, what will the repercussions be? ...
  50. College Loans: Private Vs. Federal

    Not all student loans are the same. Know what you're getting into before signing on the dotted line.
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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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