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  1. How do debt relief options affect my credit score?

    Learn how different debt relief options – consolidation, settlement, credit counseling and bankruptcy – could affect your ...
  2. How can I avoid paying unnecessary credit card fees?

    Examine different strategies for reducing fees on credit cards. Learn about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and ...
  3. Who is eligible for a Teacher Retirement?

    Learn about the retirement option, the Teacher Retirement System, offered to teachers and other public school employees, ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. What's the difference between a financial advisor and a financial planner?

    Seeking professional advice from a financial advisor may involve asking for financial help from a certified financial planner, ...
  7. What are the advantages of using a home-equity debt consolidation loan?

    Learn how to use a home equity loan for debt consolidation, and find out how to take advantage of a home equity loan's lower, ...
  8. 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, ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. What's the difference between a CFA and a CPA?

    Learn the difference between a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Explore their varied ...
  11. How do I determine whether a debt consolidation loan is a good debt relief option?

    Determine whether a debt consolidation loan can help you dig yourself out of debt. Learn about the different types of debt ...
  12. What is the difference between overdraft and cash credit?

    Learn about the uses of the terms ''overdraft'' and ''cash credit,'' and how they represent different financial arrangements ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. What's the difference between a credit rating and a credit score?

    Learn about the differences between credit ratings and credit scores, and review how these expressions of creditworthiness ...
  15. How can I consolidate my unsecured debt?

    Discover some of the different ways that you can combine your present unsecured debts into a consolidation loan -- even by ...
  16. What’s the difference between overdraft protection and overdraft settings?

    Learn what overdraft settings are, how they impact your relationship with your bank and how they govern the overdraft protections ...
  17. How often can I file bankruptcy?

    Learn about some of the limitations placed on debtors who are considering filing multiple bankruptcies, particularly if the ...
  18. What do the letters / symbols on credit ratings mean?

    Learn about the numbers, letters and symbols used to express credit ratings and credit scores. Understand what these symbols ...
  19. What are the advantages of applying for a private student loan with a creditworthy ...

    Discover how adding a creditworthy cosigner to your private student loan application can help you realize more favorable ...
  20. What is the difference between secured and unsecured debts?

    Learn the differences between secured and unsecured debt; discover how banks buffer risks associated with each type of loan ...
  21. What are the differences between the three national credit bureaus?

    Read about the main differences between Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Learn why your credit scores and credit reports ...
  22. How do I find a good personal bankruptcy lawyer?

    Read how to find a good personal bankruptcy lawyer, and learn how much you can expect to pay for services if you are considering ...
  23. What's the difference between credit score and credit history?

    Check out the differences between credit score and credit history, and learn how your credit history is used to create your ...
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. Consumer Staples Defend against Volatility

    Volatility has crept back into the market, but consumers can defend against price swings by investing in consumer staples.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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?
  33. 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. ...
  34. 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.
  35. 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 ...
  36. How Sallie Mae Affects Student Loans

    Sallie Mae, which has financed many a college education, originally was a federally chartered government sponsored enterprise. ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. How are my cosigners affected if I file bankruptcy?

    Learn how cosigners and guarantors are affected by bankruptcy filings and how cosigner treatment changes based on the type ...
  51. What are some common catches that come with credit card reward programs?

    Read the fine print of credit card cash back rewards programs before assuming they are an easy way to cut down on credit ...
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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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