What Happens to Your Credit When You Die?

Credit 101

What Happens to Your Credit When You Die?

What Happens to Your Credit When You Die?

What exactly does happen to your credit when you die? It’s certainly not an everyday question that comes up, but whether you’re dealing with the estate of a loved one, or you’re wondering for your own estate-planning purposes, it’s certainly an important one. It’s no minor detail to secure the credit details in the event… Read More

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

Personal Finance

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

Low-wage jobs employ close to half of the U.S. workforce (42%), and they’re poised to employ millions more Americans over the next several years. As calls for a higher minimum wage grow louder from workers in the fast food and retail industries, it’s worth looking at exactly who these people are, how many of them… Read More

Boomerang Buyers: Is There Homeownership After Foreclosure?

Mortgages

Boomerang Buyers: Is There Homeownership After Foreclosure?

Boomerang Buyers: Is There Homeownership After Foreclosure?

Roughly 7 million Americans lost their homes during the Great Recession. Now, seven years on, the first wave of those consumers might be ready to dip their toes back into the housing market, as their credit reports are finally clean of that negative entry. The group has been dubbed “boomerang buyers.” There’s disagreement about how… Read More

5 Crazy Credit Card Perks

Credit Cards

5 Crazy Credit Card Perks

5 Crazy Credit Card Perks

Freebies are among the many benefits of having a credit card. Some typical perks include car rental insurance, extended warranties on purchases and free credit scores, but many issuers have a collection of more luxurious offers, available to only some of their cardholders. These freebies and exclusive rewards range from uncommon adventures to hard-to-get tickets…. Read More

When a 401(k) May Not Be Your Best Option

Personal Finance

When a 401(k) May Not Be Your Best Option

When a 401(k) May Not Be Your Best Option

If you’re focused on preparing for your financial future, you probably know you’re ahead of the game. And while socking away your hard-earned cash for a later date may not seem particularly fun, it is important. First, it’s a good idea to calculate how much money you need to save for retirement. Then you can… Read More

The First Steps to Take Before You Start Paying Your Student Loans

Students

The First Steps to Take Before You Start Paying Your Student Loans

The First Steps to Take Before You Start Paying Your Student Loans

It’s a whole new world once you leave the cocoon of college and head off into the real world to make a living. You’re no doubt overwhelmed with getting a job and finding a place to live. That’s understandable. But if you paid for your college education with student loans, it’s also incredibly important to… Read More

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