3 Ways Parents May Accidentally Harm Their Child’s Credit

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3 Ways Parents May Accidentally Harm Their Child’s Credit

3 Ways Parents May Accidentally Harm Their Child’s Credit

It’s possible, and sometimes common, for teens and young adults to unknowingly damage their credit, as they aren’t fully aware of how their spending habits are truly affecting them. But sometimes it can go a step beyond youthful mistakes and parents are the ones ultimately prompting the damage to their child’s credit. (You and your... Read More

5 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Refinance Your Federal Student Loans

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5 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Refinance Your Federal Student Loans

5 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Refinance Your Federal Student Loans

Many private student lenders are making a big push for a piece of the student loan refinancing pie. Banks and venture capital-backed nonbank financial services companies are hard at work slicing and dicing that trillion-dollar market into bite-size, demographically based refinancing opportunities. Their primary targets? Borrowers who have the best longer-term earnings potential because of... Read More

This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

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This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

“I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills.” That’s not a jaded divorcée talking. It’s 22-year-old Martina Paillant of Brooklyn, New York. In a recent interview with The New York Post, Paillant said she was raised in a family of professionals who took handling their money very seriously. “I have no student... Read More

Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Too High?

Credit Cards

Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Too High?

Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Too High?

Nobody likes paying credit card interest, and as unsecured debt, credit cards will typically have higher interest rates than other types of loans such as a mortgage or a car loan. And unlike a mortgage or a student loan, credit card interest is never tax-deductible. Therefore, it can be very important to know if your... Read More

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

Identity Theft

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

This might be the most sophisticated job scam I’ve ever seen. Thanks to a near-victim, you’ll get a rare chance to see a real pro almost pull off a nearly perfect digital caper. You do things when you are job hunting that you wouldn’t normally do. You meet strangers. You share a lot of personal... Read More

Are Traveler’s Checks Still a Thing?

Personal Finance

Are Traveler’s Checks Still a Thing?

Are Traveler’s Checks Still a Thing?

According to a 2015 Experian report, nearly 20% of travelers had sensitive information lost or stolen during their trips. One way people are combatting this is by using traveler’s checks in place of cash or a credit or debit card. What Are Traveler’s Checks? Traveler’s checks are used as a currency replacement for those who... Read More

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

Identity Theft

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

5 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked

For adults, home is a refuge, but for children it is a never-ending treasure hunt. While you’re out — you know, paying for the place — it’s a safe bet your kids are getting into your stuff, and when it comes to things digital, that can be a serious problem. As a seasoned parent, you’ve... Read More

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