Are You Wasting Money on Life Insurance?

Personal Finance

Are You Wasting Money on Life Insurance?

Are You Wasting Money on Life Insurance?

Thinking about the future can be scary, but planning for it is necessary. When you are calculating how much you need for retirement and what your life will look like down the road, it’s important to also consider what will happen after you pass on. Thinking about your own death can seem depressing, but you… Read More

6 Credit Cards That Look Absolutely Stunning

Credit Cards

6 Credit Cards That Look Absolutely Stunning

6 Credit Cards That Look Absolutely Stunning

A credit card account is more than just a financial instrument, you also get a physical object to carry around with you and present to merchants. And some card issuers feel that if you are going to carry this card around, it might as well look good. And some of the cards out there are downright… Read More

How Does Your Financial Planner Get Paid?

Personal Finance

How Does Your Financial Planner Get Paid?

How Does Your Financial Planner Get Paid?

Q. How much do financial planners charge for managing your money? Is there a set fee? A. Great question. A financial adviser can be one of the best investments you’ll ever make. Exactly how a financial planner gets paid is something that should be revealed when you interview the planner at your first meeting. If… Read More

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

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