The Biggest Factor in a Divorce? The Husband’s Job Status

Personal Finance

The Biggest Factor in a Divorce? The Husband’s Job Status

The Biggest Factor in a Divorce? The Husband’s Job Status

Since the mid-1970s, it’s been easier for women to leave failing marriages. Not only did they begin to make strides in their careers, the social stigmas of leaving a marriage simply changed with the times. But contrary to common knowledge, those aren’t the only things driving their actions. According to a new study published in the American Sociological Review, a... Read More

Is a ‘Perfect’ Credit Score Even Possible?

Credit Score

Is a ‘Perfect’ Credit Score Even Possible?

Is a ‘Perfect’ Credit Score Even Possible?

If you were someone who wasn’t satisfied in school unless you had a report card filled with As, then maybe a blemish-free 850 credit score is your adulthood equivalent. You’ve heard it exists, but you’ve yet to see the perfect credit score yourself. But that may be OK, as “there is absolutely no advantage to... Read More

5 Things Guaranteed to Happen When You Apply for a Credit Card

Credit Cards

5 Things Guaranteed to Happen When You Apply for a Credit Card

5 Things Guaranteed to Happen When You Apply for a Credit Card

Ever wonder what happens when you apply for a credit card? You submit the application, but what happens afterward remains a mystery to most people. That’s because credit card applications can be processed a bit differently, depending on the issuer. Underwriting standards vary, issuers may look at different versions of your credit reports or credit scores and varying... Read More

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

Personal Finance

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

If you’ve ever tracked how much money you’re spending each month, you’ll know that one of the biggest categories you can overspend on is food. In this day and age, we love our modern conveniences. But things like pre-packaged convenience foods, going out to eat and just not planning ahead when you go to the grocery store... Read More

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

Identity Theft

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

It seems scammers have found yet another way to con victims out of their money, this time using credit cards and bank accounts. It’s a new spin on an old scam that often involves counterfeit checks. And it’s something Greenville, South Carolina, resident Judy Guyton learned the hard way after checking her bank account online, according to... Read More

It’s Going to Be Easier to Get a 3% Down Mortgage

Mortgages

It’s Going to Be Easier to Get a 3% Down Mortgage

It’s Going to Be Easier to Get a 3% Down Mortgage

HomeReady, the mortgage option that allows borrowers to qualify with income from non-borrower household members, is getting an upgrade. That’s according to government-sponsored mortgage titan Fannie Mae, who announced the following features in a release on Tuesday, the day the changes went into effect. Among them, occupant borrowers on a HomeReady loan can own other residential properties,... Read More

4 Credit Cards for Coffee Lovers

Credit Cards

4 Credit Cards for Coffee Lovers

4 Credit Cards for Coffee Lovers

While tea is the hot beverage of choice across much of the world, Americans decidedly prefer coffee. Many Americans stop at a nearby coffee shop each day, and grab their regular Cup of Joe. And while every coffee drinker has long ago discovered his or her favorite brew, many haven’t considered what the best credit... Read More

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