How Often Should I Check My Credit?

Credit Score

How Often Should I Check My Credit?

How Often Should I Check My Credit?

If you’ve ever taken care of a sick child, you’ve probably checked their temperature much more often than you would ordinarily — and you may be using an actual thermometer instead of gently touching a forehead or neck to get a rough idea of whether there’s a fever. But what do you do when the… Read More

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

Identity Theft

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

We’ve all seen the breaking news stories about the massive data breaches involving big-box retailers such as Target and Michaels. These incidents left consumers in fear, but the companies were able to absorb the losses. Unfortunately, small businesses don’t always have the luxury of recouping massive financial losses after a breach. In severe cases, they’re… Read More

What Happens to Your Credit When You Die?

Credit 101

What Happens to Your Credit When You Die?

What Happens to Your Credit When You Die?

What exactly does happen to your credit when you die? It’s certainly not an everyday question that comes up, but whether you’re dealing with the estate of a loved one, or you’re wondering for your own estate-planning purposes, it’s certainly an important one. It’s no minor detail to secure the credit details in the event… Read More

Cheaper Uber Rides for Capital One Cardholders?

Credit Cards

Cheaper Uber Rides for Capital One Cardholders?

Cheaper Uber Rides for Capital One Cardholders?

This may or may not be a good thing for Uber-addicted credit card users: The ride-sharing service just announced a deal that gives Capital One Quicksilver or QuicksilverOne credit cardholders a 20% statement credit when they pay for rides with that card. The good thing: If you have the card or can qualify for it,… Read More

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

Personal Finance

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

Low-wage jobs employ close to half of the U.S. workforce (42%), and they’re poised to employ millions more Americans over the next several years. As calls for a higher minimum wage grow louder from workers in the fast food and retail industries, it’s worth looking at exactly who these people are, how many of them… Read More

Boomerang Buyers: Is There Homeownership After Foreclosure?

Mortgages

Boomerang Buyers: Is There Homeownership After Foreclosure?

Boomerang Buyers: Is There Homeownership After Foreclosure?

Roughly 7 million Americans lost their homes during the Great Recession. Now, seven years on, the first wave of those consumers might be ready to dip their toes back into the housing market, as their credit reports are finally clean of that negative entry. The group has been dubbed “boomerang buyers.” There’s disagreement about how… Read More

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