Credit & Loans

  1. 5 Ways Your Debt-Relief Firm Is Scamming You

    Find out how you can tell if a debt-relief company is ripping you off.
  2. College Loans: Private Vs. Federal

    Not all student loans are the same. Know what you're getting into before signing on the dotted line.
  3. Tax Deductions On Mortgage Interest

    If you're a homeowner, this is one item you want to understand and use on your return.
  4. Why You Should Wait To Buy A House

    Here is a review of current economic factors and price trends that suggest the bottom has not yet been reached in the housing ...
  5. Best Credit Cards For Holiday Shopping

    Many credit cards offer some sort of bonus when you sign up for the card. Here are some of the best deals.
  6. How Much Do You Need To Spend To Earn Credit Card Points?

    You're always going to have to spend money. So why not get something back? We look at how often you have to make purchases ...
  7. 3 Essential Personal Finance Resolutions

    We offer three potential New Year's resolutions that may help you to enjoy a financially rewarding year.
  8. Rewards Credit Cards That Give Back The Most

    There are many different types of rewards offered by credit card companies. Here are some examples, and the best ways to ...
  9. Redefining The American Dream

    Here is a realistic look at the "American Dream," based on your potential instead of an impossible ideal.
  10. Facing Co-Op Bankruptcy

    Co-op investors can often be penalized for other people's actions. Read on to learn about the most common types of co-op ...
  11. How HELOCs Can Hurt You

    A home equity line of credit is a convenient way to borrow money. But, there are things to be cautious about before you get ...
  12. How Being A Student Saves You Money

    We list seven ways you can keep cash in your pocket as a student.
  13. Student Loan Rules You Should Know About

    Before signing your student loan documents, you should know about these changes for 2012.
  14. How To Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling

    When traveling this holiday season, use these tips to protect yourself from identity theft while on the road.
  15. Should Your Credit Rating Scare You?

    Take the mystery out of credit scores by learning the most important ways it can impact your life.
  16. 5 Overlooked Vacation-Planning Tips

    As fun as vacations are, planning for them can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you avoid that stress.
  17. New Wheels: Lease Or Buy?

    These two major ways to obtain a car have very different advantages and drawbacks. Find out which is best for you.
  18. 4 Ways To Get The Most From Your Credit Cards This Cyber Monday

    Before you check out, make sure you're not leaving rewards on the table.
  19. How Social Media Can Help Consumers Save Money

    Social media can be used as an effective consumer tool that can help users save money.
  20. What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

    Having your identity stolen is a nightmare. If you are ever faced with the situation, use these steps to alleviate the problem. ...
  21. Is Identity Theft Still An Issue?

    It's all but disappeared from the news, but can we claim victory against identity theft?
  22. 3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

    A better credit score can improve your financial future. How can you improve your score?
  23. 10 Ways To Reach The Top 1%

    You might not make it to the top 1% but these 10 small economic changes might get you well on your way.
  24. Insuring Federal Housing Authority Mortgages

    This insurance has an edge over private mortgage insurance. Find out why.
  25. 4 Unexpected Things That Lower Your Credit

    It's important to maintain a good credit score. Discover what could be lowering it, without your knowledge.
  26. Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    Answering this means number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  27. How To Finance Your Studies Abroad

    Studying abroad is a goal for many, but it can often be expensive. Find out why you don't have to spend all of your savings ...
  28. How To Travel During Holidays With Frequent-Flier Miles

    Frequent flier miles can be a great boon for your budget. Learn how many you need to travel over the holidays.
  29. What Credit Score Should You Have?

    We break down credit scores by age to see what your score should be and how it will affect your major purchases.
  30. Investing In Credit Card Companies

    This investment requires keeping an eye on consumer indexes and the overall health of the economy.
  31. The Banking System

    Banks have been with us as long as money. Here is a detailed breakdown of how banks and the banking system work.
  32. The Hidden Costs Of Home Ownership

    Mortgage lenders don't factor the extra costs into your loan amount. Make sure you save for the "little" things.
  33. Items Home Inspectors Won't Examine

    A home inspection is an essential step in any home purchase, but it's not foolproof. There are some things home inspectors ...
  34. Pros And Cons Of Credit Monitoring Services

    Identity theft is a complex problem. Learn if credit monitoring services are the solution.
  35. The Benefits Of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  36. Maximize Your Rewards With A Few Credit Cards

    You don't have to carry a million credit cards to get the best cash back rewards. Here are some tips to get rewards with ...
  37. The Huge Benefits Of High School Economics

    Teaching economics in high school as a core subject would benefit students, and help ease the cycles of boom and bust for ...
  38. Consumer Debt: Knowing Your Legal Rights

    As a consumer, knowing your rights and duties is key to getting rid of debt. We show you how to achieve this.
  39. 10 Realistic Ways To Manage Your Student Debt Load

    Student debt can be very difficult to pay off. Here are useful and manageable ways for young people to pay off student loans. ...
  40. How To Dispute Errors On Your Credit Report

    It just takes some time and effort to rebound from a nasty case of "credit rejection shock."
  41. Are You Living Too Close To The Edge?

    If a missed paycheck will make your finances cave in, you must learn how to make proper supports.
  42. How The Credit CARD Act Impacts Your Finances Today

    We look at the way this legislation has helped and hurt consumers, and give you some ideas to help navigate the outcome. ...
  43. Understanding Credit Card Interest

    Paying these rates can impact your disposable income and your investment returns.
  44. Top 12 Personal Finance Websites

    These are personal financial websites that offer the users value. It could help you find the information you need.
  45. How To Establish A Credit History

    Can't get a credit card without a credit history, and can't get a history without a card? Break the Catch-22.
  46. Top 5 Ways To Make Your Credit Card Work For You

    The best investors know that either they work for their money or their money works for them.
  47. How To Form A Homeowners' Association

    Forming and managing a homeowners association is a huge task with significant responsibilities and major implications.
  48. Requirements For A Post-Housing-Bust Mortgage

    Affordable mortgages are still available, but the standards for qualifying have gotten higher.
  49. 5 Worst U.S. Housing Markets

    If you are looking for a house, these tough markets might provide good prices and flexible sellers.
  50. Should You Cash Out When You Refinance?

    If you want to cash out, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
Save Money
  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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