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  1. What’s the difference between federal and private student loans?

    Learn about the differences between federal and private student loans, and discover the types of federal funding available ...
  2. What are the differences between revolving credit and a line of credit?

    Understand how to differentiate between a line of credit and a revolving credit account, and find out why business owners ...
  3. What are some examples of credit report errors that I can dispute?

    Discover how to get access to your consumer credit report, identify incorrect information, and communicate with creditors ...
  4. What are the differences between balance-to-limit ratio and debt-to-income ratio?

    Learn how to differentiate between your balance-to-limit ratio and your debt-to-income ratio, how they are calculated, and ...
  5. 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, ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. What’s the difference between the two federal student loan programs (FFEL and Direct)?

    Learn about the differences between the two types of government-backed student loan programs: Federal Family Education Loans ...
  8. What are some examples of good situations in which to use revolving credit?

    Learn how to use revolving credit responsibly, and find out how to avoid major credit problems with your revolving credit ...
  9. What are the best ways to rebuild my credit score quickly?

    Repair your credit score more quickly by talking to your lender, increasing the credit limit on your existing credit cards ...
  10. How do secured credit cards help me build my credit score?

    Find out how secured credit cards function and why they can be very useful for those looking to build or rebuild their credit ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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, ...
  13. What are the different types of letters of credit?

    Learn more about the different types of letters of credit that are used to facilitate exchanges between parties that might ...
  14. What are some examples of a debt management plan (DMP)?

    Learn about some of the different types of debt management plans, and what you should look for when you evaluate a credit ...
  15. What’s the difference between a consumer disclosure and a credit report?

    Find out why consumer disclosures and credit reports are considered different documents, even though they contain similar ...
  16. Are credit card rewards considered taxable income by the IRS?

    Learn about when the Internal Revenue Service considers the financial value of gifts received from credit card reward programs ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. What are my rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)?

    Read about the rights and protections granted to you as a debtor under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and learn ...
  20. Will a debt settlement program affect my credit score?

    Understand the impact of negotiating debt settlements on your credit score, and learn what factors determine the size of ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. Consumer Staples Defend against Volatility

    Volatility has crept back into the market, but consumers can defend against price swings by investing in consumer staples.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. 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?
  30. 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. ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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.
  33. How Sallie Mae Affects Student Loans

    Sallie Mae, which has financed many a college education, originally was a federally chartered government sponsored enterprise. ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. What debts can I discharge when filing for bankruptcy?

    Discover which types of debt can be discharged through a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and which debts require an ...
  48. Is the interest on a home equity line of credit (HELOC) tax deductible?

    Learn the advantages of using a home equity line of credit, and find out how these low-rate loans also qualify for a tax ...
  49. What fees usually come with prepaid credit cards?

    Choose a prepaid debit card with a fee structure that doesn't eat away at the existing balance by considering how you intend ...
  50. Do inquiries for preapproved offers affect my credit score?

    Find out what types of inquiries are on a credit report, if they affect a credit score and how much a score is affected by ...
  51. What debt cannot be discharged when filing for bankruptcy?

    See what kinds of debts cannot be discharged through a bankruptcy and which debts are very difficult to discharge unless ...
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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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