Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference?

Credit Cards

Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference?

Visa vs. Mastercard: What’s the Difference?

The names Visa and MasterCard are paired nearly as frequently as Minneapolis and St. Paul or Dallas and Fort Worth. But while these major cities are close neighbors, Visa and MasterCard are large payment networks that compete against each other. But to cardholders, Visa and MasterCard sometimes appear to be interchangeable. What’s the Difference? To most credit… Read More

Who’s Not Allowed to See Your Credit Score?

Credit Score

Who’s Not Allowed to See Your Credit Score?

Who’s Not Allowed to See Your Credit Score?

One of the most common complaints about credit scores isn’t even true — that your employer or potential employer can see your credit score. “That’s probably the most common myth that that I hear about credit reports and scores,” said Rod Griffin, director of public education for credit bureau Experian. Generally, anyone who can legally… Read More

What’s the Right Debt Payoff Plan for You?

Managing Debt

What’s the Right Debt Payoff Plan for You?

What’s the Right Debt Payoff Plan for You?

Behind on student loan payments? Caught up in credit card debt? Being hounded about personal loans? It can be difficult to decide where to start and how to make the biggest dent in your financial obligations, but you probably know you should. Not everyone is in the same financial situation, not everyone even has the… Read More

Inheritance 101: How to Leave Your Home to Your Kids

Personal Finance

Inheritance 101: How to Leave Your Home to Your Kids

Inheritance 101: How to Leave Your Home to Your Kids

For many of you, your home is probably your most valuable asset and it’s likely that you are very clear about whom you want to end up with it when you die. For example, if you are a parent you probably want your children to inherit your home. However, ensuring that your wishes become reality… Read More

Americans Are Holding Onto Their Cars Longer Than Ever

Auto Loans

Americans Are Holding Onto Their Cars Longer Than Ever

Americans Are Holding Onto Their Cars Longer Than Ever

For years, Americans have been driving older and older cars, bringing the average age of vehicles in operation to 11.5 years at the start of this year — that’s the highest it has been since analytics company IHS Automotive started tracking the metric. Americans continue to drive increasingly older cars partly because vehicle quality has… Read More

5 Upsides of a Personal Loan

Personal Loans

5 Upsides of a Personal Loan

5 Upsides of a Personal Loan

From banks and credit unions to family members or friends, taking out a personal loan or line of credit can be a solution for paying off high-interest debt or tackling big bills. Once you figure out the details of the personal loan process, you can use a personal loan calculator to find out which amount,… Read More

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