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  1. How will debt settlement affect my credit score?

    Learn how a debt settlement arrangement, though sometimes the best option to eliminate an outstanding debt, can negatively ...
  2. What are some examples of common credit card reward program benefits?

    Learn about different benefits available to credit card holders including cash back, air travel miles, introductory rates, ...
  3. Why are EMV cards more secure than traditional debit and credit cards?

    Learn about EMV chip technology for debit and credit cards. Explore different transactions where EMV chips making paying ...
  4. What are the differences between a home equity line of credit (HELOC) and a home ...

    Learn the differences between a home equity loan and a home equity line of credit, and find out how to select the one that ...
  5. What are some examples of debts that I can consolidate?

    Read about different kinds of debts than can be combined into a consolidation loan, including unsecured debts, secured debts ...
  6. How do debt relief options affect my credit score?

    Learn how different debt relief options – consolidation, settlement, credit counseling and bankruptcy – could affect your ...
  7. What are some tips for getting the most out of my credit card rewards program?

    Get tips to get the most out of a credit card rewards programs and discover what the most important factors are when choosing ...
  8. What special powers does the government have to collect student loans?

    Contact student loan companies before student loans default, as the government has the power to get its money. Prior to default, ...
  9. What are some examples of a good time to take out a home equity line of credit (HELOC)?

    Determine if a home equity line of credit (HELOC) is right for you by looking into the most common and ideal uses of these ...
  10. What are the different types of annual percentage ratings (APR)?

    Learn the differences between annual percentage rate, annual percentage yield and effective annual rate to compare interest ...
  11. What's the difference between a credit rating agency and a credit bureau?

    Learn how to differentiate between credit rating agencies and credit bureaus, two industries that distribute valuable risk ...
  12. What transactions cannot be made using prepaid credit cards?

    Find out about the transactions that are restricted when you use a prepaid credit card, and find out about other ways to ...
  13. What are the most common sources of funds given in a financial aid award letter?

    Read this article to learn about the four most common sources of funding given in a financial aid award letter sent to a ...
  14. What is the difference between a loan and a line of credit?

    Learn to differentiate between lines of credit and standard loans, and determine when you are likely to use each method of ...
  15. Why is APR used to compare long-term loans?

    See what benefits an annual percentage rate, or APR, offers to consumers that other interest rate calculations might not, ...
  16. How do I file a proof of claim against someone who has filed bankruptcy?

    Find out how to file a proof of claim as a creditor when someone who owes you money submits a bankruptcy petition, halting ...
  17. How do I check the balance on my prepaid credit card?

    Check your prepaid credit card balance quickly using your phone or the Internet. Keeping track of your balance is easy and ...
  18. What factors do schools consider when awarding financial aid?

    Learn how schools award financial aid and student loans for you and your family. Colleges consider many variables, including ...
  19. how you can help yourself (and your child) prepare for and manage the cost of college.

    Decoding The Real Cost Of College

    How you can help yourself (and your child) prepare for and manage the cost of college.
  20. Understanding the basics of Medigap.

    Medigap Insurance: Who Needs It?

    You already have Medicare. Why would you need to spend more money on Medigap? Here's why.
  21. 7 Times It Costs More To Pay With A Credit Card

    Paying with credit cards can cost you more. Some merchants add an extra surcharge or convenience fee onto each transaction.
  22. 8 Ways To Save Up $1,000 Before Black Friday

    Waiting for Black Friday deals and sales, but you haven’t saved enough? Here, we show you 8 ways to save an entire $1,00 ...
  23. Holiday Savings: A Tip a Day Till Christmas

    Start planning and saving for the holiday season, to avoid starting the New Year with a mountain of holiday debt.
  24. Consumer Staples Defend against Volatility

    Volatility has crept back into the market, but consumers can defend against price swings by investing in consumer staples.
  25. Index funds, at their best, offer a low-cost way for investors to track popular stock and bond market indexes. But not all index funds are created equally.

    5 Things You Need To Know About Index Funds

    Index funds, at their best, offer a low-cost way for investors to track popular stock and bond market indexes. But not all ...
  26. Basics of reverse mortgages

    How Does A Reverse Mortgage Work?

    The basics of getting a reverse mortgage, with detailed information on how to qualify and what to watch out for.
  27. What Can an Investor Learn from DuckTales?

    "DuckTales" told the story of Scrooge McDuck. Are there any lessons for an adult investor you might have missed as a child?
  28. When Taking Vows, Vow To Spend Less

    When we first went steady, it didin't matter that we had no money and weren't be able to support ourselves as newlyweds. ...
  29. Brief Article explaining the reader what steps to take before transfering the credit card balance

    Transferring Credit Card Balances To A New Card

    Before you take advantage of that new credit card's 0% interest balance transfer offer, read our step-by-step guide.
  30. Can Getting One Month Ahead Save Your Budget?

    My husband and I make a decent income but struggle to keep track of where it all goes and, more importantly, why it always ...
  31. How Sallie Mae Affects Student Loans

    Sallie Mae, which has financed many a college education, originally was a federally chartered government sponsored enterprise. ...
  32. GAP insurance makes sense for drivers who are significantly upside-down on their loan. That includes lessees and buyers with a small down payment.

    Do Drivers Really Need Gap Insurance?

    Gap insurance is worth it for drivers who are significantly upside-down on their car loan. That includes lessees and buyers ...
  33. Top Ways to protect your purchases from credit card hackers or security breaches.

    7 Ways To Protect Against Credit Card Hacks

    If you haven't been hacked yet, it may just be a matter of time. Here's how to protect yourself as much as possible before ...
  34. GAP insurance takes care of the shortfall if your car is stolen or totaled, and the insurer pays you less than you owe on your auto loan.

    Get Up To Speed On Car Gap Insurance

    It covers the shortfall if your car is stolen or totaled, and insurance pays less than you owe on your loan. Dealers may ...
  35. Short sale strategies and tips

    Short Sale Strategies For Buyers And Investors

    Here's how to figure out if you will make money on buying a short-sale property – and when to steer clear of a deal that's ...
  36. 7 Factors That Affect Your Life Insurance Quote

    While age and gender have the most impact on your life insurance premiums, even your family medical history and hobbies can ...
  37. For Life Insurers, Making Money Is A Numbers Game

    Life insurance is a data-driven industry that relies on complex financial models to predict future expenses and income from ...
  38. Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

    Although having a child is an exciting and exhilarating experience, it is very easy to lose track of finance or make unwise ...
  39. Lifestyle Inflation: Decide If It's Ever Okay

    I recently started sorting out my thoughts whether lifestyle inflation is ever okay and, if so, how do you decide when it ...
  40. Navigating E-commerce: Alibaba, eBay and Amazon

    Amazon, e-Bay and Alibaba were each game-changers in global e-commerce, with each not only finding its own niche, but inventing ...
  41. A job seeker holds her resume while talking with a recruiter at a career fair, in King of Prussia, Pa.

    Rewrite Your Finance Industry Resume & Get Hired

    Looking for a job in the financial services industry? Here's how to write a resume that gets you noticed.
  42. How to fill out a HUD-1 form explaining what each line or part of the form is about

    HUD-1 Form: What Must Be On It

    You can't close on property involving federally related mortgages without a HUD-1 form. Use these instructions for a correct ...
  43. What a credit card breach means for the regular consumer?

    Credit Card Breach: How To Stay Safe

    You learn that credit card numbers have been stolen from a store you use. How to protect yourself in general – and what to ...
  44. Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental car damages.

    Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles ...
  45. What are the most common reasons credit limit increase requests are declined?

    Learn about reasons why a request to increase the credit limit on a credit card may be declined, and find out which factors ...
  46. Can I keep my credit cards after filing bankruptcy?

    Learn what happens to your credit cards after you file bankruptcy, and see when it might be possible to keep your card after ...
  47. What are the most common scams regarding Social Security benefits?

    Learn about some of the most common Social Security scams that occur by phone, email and direct mail, and how to recognize ...
  48. How will accepting a higher credit card limit affect my credit score?

    Find out if accepting a higher limit on a credit card impacts credit score and how that impact affects one's overall credit ...
  49. How can I improve my chances of getting a credit limit increase?

    Learn how to improve your chances of being approved for a credit limit increase by understanding what lenders are looking ...
  50. Can I use credit cards that are on a debt management program?

    Learn how to find out if you can keep, use or apply for credit cards while on a debt management program and what kinds of ...
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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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