20 Odd Ways to Make Extra Money

Personal Finance

20 Odd Ways to Make Extra Money

20 Odd Ways to Make Extra Money

There comes a time when almost everyone could use a little more cash in their pocket. While a part-time job may be your best bet for a steady stream of income, delivering pizzas or waiting tables might not be your thing. Or maybe you just need a little extra fun money to support your designer shoe habit. Whatever the… Read More

Can a Down Payment Be Too Big?

Mortgages

Can a Down Payment Be Too Big?

Can a Down Payment Be Too Big?

Building up savings can feel good. It’s nice to know you are working toward and getting closer to your financial goals, especially when the goal is the biggest financial decision of your life — buying a home. When you are figuring out how much home you can afford, it’s important to look at both the upfront… Read More

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

Managing Debt

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

Resolving a collection account can feel like lifting a weight off your shoulders: You can finally move on. But what happens when it comes back to haunt you again? Can you ever really put a bad debt behind you? A reader with the screen name “Frustrated” shared their story on the Credit.com blog: We used a… Read More

5 Signs You Have the Wrong Retirement Plan

Personal Finance

5 Signs You Have the Wrong Retirement Plan

5 Signs You Have the Wrong Retirement Plan

Are you winging it when it comes to planning for retirement? Do you have a sinking feeling that something’s not right? Here are five signs you have the wrong retirement plan, and what you can do about it. 1. You’re Paying More Than 1% in Fees It may not sound like a lot, but it… Read More

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Mortgages

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Homeowners who haven’t gone touched their mortgage in recent years are often astonished at the amount of paperwork they’ll need in the refinancing process today. If you haven’t refinanced or gotten a mortgage in the past five years, here’s what you need to know to get up to speed. Paperwork to Compile Scrounging up supporting documentation for… Read More

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

Credit Cards

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, we are thankful for our freedom and grateful to all of those who help to defend it. While we will express our gratitude in many important ways, some may also wish to use a credit card from an institution that is supporting our troops in some way. Before you apply for any credit card, it’s a… Read More

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