Credit & Loans

  1. The Debt First-Aid Kit

    The Debt First-Aid Kit

    Debt can be a crippling hindrance, but with the right treatment, you'll make it out alive.
  2. 9 Things To Know Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

    9 Things To Know Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

    Whether or not a mortgage refinance is right for you depends more on individual circumstances than this week's mortgage interest ...
  3. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same ...
  4. 9 Signs You Can't Afford Your Mortgage

    9 Signs You Can't Afford Your Mortgage

    These indicators show that your financial situation isn't as stable as it could be.
  5. Debit Cards: Why They're Not As Safe As You Think

    Debit Cards: Why They're Not As Safe As You Think

    Ditching your credit card can be a smart move, but debit isn't yet an equal alternative.
  6. The Road To The Worst Credit Score Ever

    The Road To The Worst Credit Score Ever

    We look at what you'd have to do to achieve the worst credit score possible. Use this as a guide for what not to do.
  7. 6 Tips For Getting A Good Cell Phone Plan

    6 Tips For Getting A Good Cell Phone Plan

    Avoid overspending on cell service with this expert advice.
  8. 6 Reasons To Be Excited About The Small Business Jobs Act

    6 Reasons To Be Excited About The Small Business Jobs Act

    If you own your own company, these changes could make your life a lot easier, and your business a lot richer.
  9. Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    No one intends to make a financial mistake, but an unexpected disaster or poor planning could leave you in financial distress. ...
  10. Banking Without The Banks: Will You Save?

    Banking Without The Banks: Will You Save?

    Nonbank credit cards and debit cards have plenty of advantages for consumers. Here's what you need to know.
  11. 8 Slipups That Won't Hurt Your Credit Score

    8 Slipups That Won't Hurt Your Credit Score

    Everyone makes mistakes from time to time, but knowing what actually hurts or helps your credit score will help you present ...
  12. Top 6 Ways To Cut Your Tuition Bill

    Top 6 Ways To Cut Your Tuition Bill

    With these tips, you can minimize your tuition bill and maximize the results of your hard work.
  13. Stay Motivated To Get Out Of Debt

    Stay Motivated To Get Out Of Debt

    Keep yourself focused and you'll be out of the hole in no time.
  14. The Build-Your-Own College Scholarship Plan

    The Build-Your-Own College Scholarship Plan

    These alternatives to college and university scholarship programs can greatly ease a student's financial burden.
  15. 7 Ways To Outsmart Your Credit Card Company

    7 Ways To Outsmart Your Credit Card Company

    Card companies are finding new ways to keep their profits up under new credit card laws. How consumers can win the battle. ...
  16. Student Loan Changes You Need To Know

    Student Loan Changes You Need To Know

    New student loan legislation eliminates private lenders, adds cash to Pell grant programs and lessens debt repayment.
  17. Why Your First Home Shouldn't Be Your Dream Home

    Why Your First Home Shouldn't Be Your Dream Home

    It pays to settle for less, when purchasing your first home.
  18. The 5 Biggest Factors That Affect Your Credit

    The 5 Biggest Factors That Affect Your Credit

    Credit companies rely on these factors to determine whether to lend to you and at what rate.
  19. 6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    Before your next home purchase, make sure to inspect the quality of your neighborhood.
  20. The 6 Best States For Renters

    The 6 Best States For Renters

    These areas offer the most bang for your rental buck.
  21. The 6 Worst Student Loan Mistakes You Can Make

    The 6 Worst Student Loan Mistakes You Can Make

    Don't let these errors in judgement affect your credit for the rest of your life.
  22. Top 10 Careers For Paying Back Your Student Loans

    Top 10 Careers For Paying Back Your Student Loans

    These jobs will help you pay off your education debt quickly.
  23. Mortgage Basics

    Mortgage Basics

    If you are going to buy a home, the chances are good that you will need a mortgage. Find out more about this type of debt ...
  24. 6 New Changes To Student Credit Cards

    6 New Changes To Student Credit Cards

    The CARD Act of 2009 helps protect college students from piling up debt as they enter the workforce. We put together six ...
  25. Housing Cooperatives: A Unique Type Of Home Ownership

    Housing Cooperatives: A Unique Type Of Home Ownership

    Co-ops are often less expensive than apartments and provide some unique benefits and drawbacks for owners.
  26. Everything You Need To Know About Credit Card Rates

    Everything You Need To Know About Credit Card Rates

    Understanding credit card rates will help you choose the right credit card, and avoid any unpleasant surprises.
  27. 4 Tips For Picking The Best Credit Cards

    4 Tips For Picking The Best Credit Cards

    Find out how to evaluate interest rates, fees, rewards and convenience to make sure you're getting the best credit card available. ...
  28. 8 College Financing Flubs

    8 College Financing Flubs

    These are the most common mistakes made by students and parents, as it relates to funding for higher education.
  29. Is Buying A Franchise Wise?

    Is Buying A Franchise Wise?

    If you like being your own boss, this is not the job for you.
  30. 6 Ways To Come Up With A Down Payment On A Home

    6 Ways To Come Up With A Down Payment On A Home

    The requirements for making a down payment on a home have changed, but don't worry - there are still plenty of ways to build ...
  31. Student Loan Deferment: Live To Pay Another Day

    Student Loan Deferment: Live To Pay Another Day

    Extending your principal repayment date can increase your chances of fighting off default.
  32. 5 Types Of REITs And How To Invest In Them

    5 Types Of REITs And How To Invest In Them

    Real estate investment trusts are a sound addition to a diversified portfolio. Learn what you need to know to invest.
  33. 5 New Barriers To Getting A Mortgage

    5 New Barriers To Getting A Mortgage

    New lending requirements have made it much tougher to get approved, and some common situations that may not have presented ...
  34. Why You Absolutely Need An Emergency Fund

    Why You Absolutely Need An Emergency Fund

    What is an emergency fund, and why is it often the first component of sound financial planning?
  35. Student Debt: Is Bankruptcy The Answer?

    Student Debt: Is Bankruptcy The Answer?

    Student loans can be a huge financial burden, but bankruptcy won't necessarily save you from paying.
  36. 5 Reasons Why You Hate Money

    5 Reasons Why You Hate Money

    People often have a love/hate relationship with the Greenback. We provide five reasons for this ambivalence.
  37. Paying Online: A How-To Guide

    Paying Online: A How-To Guide

    You can buy anything at a click, but paying for it is a little more complicated.
  38. 4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

    4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

    You think your updated house looks great, but potential buyers may not feel the same way.
  39. Read Credit Card Correspondence And Save

    Read Credit Card Correspondence And Save

    Throwing out the mail your credit card company sends you may be the same as throwing away money.
  40. Credit Card Tutorial

    Credit Card Tutorial

    Credit cards can be a useful tool if you know what you are getting into. Learn the risks, rules, history of credit cards. ...
  41. The Dangers Of Paying For Your Kid's College

    The Dangers Of Paying For Your Kid's College

    We all want the best for our kids, and that includes a college education. But should you be footing the bill?
  42. Delayed Interest: Buy More, Pay Much More Later

    Delayed Interest: Buy More, Pay Much More Later

    Find out the real cost of buying on a delayed interest plan.
  43. 6 Things To Know Before Taking Out A Student Loan

    6 Things To Know Before Taking Out A Student Loan

    Before you sign your loan documents, make sure you know what you are getting into.
  44. Building An Emergency Fund

    Building An Emergency Fund

    An emergency fund can mean the difference between tough times and a total financial disaster. Find out how an emergency fund ...
  45. All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?

    All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?

    Interest rates keep dipping lower and lower. Find out what it takes to tip the scales toward a refinance.
  46. Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

    Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

    Brand-new homes have distinct advantages - and drawbacks. Find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.
  47. How To Prepare For Rising Interest Rates

    How To Prepare For Rising Interest Rates

    Get to know the basic, time-tested strategies that any investor or trader can use to profit in a rising interest rate environment. ...
  48. 6 New Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    6 New Credit Scams To Watch Out For

    It seems that everyone has their hand in your pocket these days. Learn how to protect yourself against these financial scams. ...
  49. 6 Sources Of Student Money You May Have Missed

    6 Sources Of Student Money You May Have Missed

    This checklist will help you get all the money for school you can.
  50. 4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
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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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