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  1. 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 ...
  2. What's the difference between a secured line of credit and an unsecured line of credit?

    Discover the differences between a secured line of credit and an unsecured line of credit, and why lenders treat the two ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Does shopping for student loans affect my credit score?

    Discover whether shopping for student loans negatively impacts your credit score, and how concentrating your applications ...
  6. What are the pros and cons of consolidating my student loans?

    Read about the possible advantages and disadvantages of consolidating your student loan debts, and find out how to determine ...
  7. How do I get my free credit report and score from each credit bureau?

    Learn how to obtain copies of your credit report for free from the three credit bureaus and where you might find your credit ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. What are some examples of overdraft protection?

    Establish overdraft protection plans to ensure that your bills are paid on time. Use overdraft protection carefully to avoid ...
  10. In what states are high-cost payday loans illegal?

    Learn which states permit high-interest payday loans. Explore the maximum rates permitted to be charged on a state-by-state ...
  11. What is the difference between student loan default and delinquency?

    Learn the differences between simply becoming delinquent on your student loans vs. actually defaulting on your student loan ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. What are the differences between revolving credit and installment credit?

    Discover how to distinguish between installment credit loans and revolving credit loans, and learn how they affect your credit ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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, ...
  18. What's the difference between a credit bureau and a credit rating agency?

    Learn the differences between credit bureaus that report on individuals' creditworthiness and credit rating agencies that ...
  19. How do I start building a credit score?

    Find out how to build a credit score, which type of credit score is best to start out with and what the most vital element ...
  20. Decoding The Real Cost Of College

    How you can help yourself (and your child) prepare for and manage the cost of college.
  21. Medigap Insurance: Who Needs It?

    You already have Medicare. Why would you need to spend more money on Medigap? Here's why.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. Consumer Staples Defend against Volatility

    Volatility has crept back into the market, but consumers can defend against price swings by investing in consumer staples.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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?
  29. 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. ...
  30. 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.
  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. How Sallie Mae Affects Student Loans

    Sallie Mae, which has financed many a college education, originally was a federally chartered government sponsored enterprise. ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. How long does it take for items to show up on my credit report?

    Find out how long missed payments, collections and requests for credit take to show up on a credit report and how often most ...
  47. How is interest charged on most lines of credit?

    Learn how most financial institutions calculate interest on lines of credit by using the average daily balance method and ...
  48. Is it possible to have a credit limit that's too high?

    Avoid these pitfalls when working with high credit limits, and learn how to increase your credit score by increasing your ...
  49. What are some examples of 'gray' charges on my credit card statement?

    Read credit card statements carefully to avoid gray charges. Find the fine print before making online purchases, and remember ...
  50. Who is eligible to take out federal student loans?

    Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year to determine eligibility for federal aid, including student ...
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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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