What Do I Need to Apply for a Credit Card?

Credit Cards

What Do I Need to Apply for a Credit Card?

What Do I Need to Apply for a Credit Card?

Applying for a credit card is quite simple — it’s getting approved for one that can be difficult. You can never be certain an issuer will give you a credit card, but there are several things you can do before applying to improve your chances of approval. As far as the application goes, you could… Read More

10 States With the Biggest Income Inequality

Personal Finance

10 States With the Biggest Income Inequality

10 States With the Biggest Income Inequality

The wealth gap between America’s highest earners and the rest of the U.S. population has never been greater, and it’s a discrepancy poised to continue growing, according to various studies done on the topic. In 2013, upper-income Americans had a median net worth 6.6 times greater than their middle-income counterparts, according to the Pew Research… Read More

A Guide to Shopping for a Mortgage Online

Mortgages

A Guide to Shopping for a Mortgage Online

A Guide to Shopping for a Mortgage Online

Ron Milman of Alpharetta, Ga., refinanced his mortgage in early 2015. He says he saved money, closed quickly, and except for one quick trip to a local bank to meet a local attorney to finalize paperwork, he never left his home office. Working strictly online and by phone, he says getting his mortgage online was… Read More

7 Kinds of Insurance You May Have Overlooked

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7 Kinds of Insurance You May Have Overlooked

7 Kinds of Insurance You May Have Overlooked

There are certain kinds of insurance we know we are supposed to buy (or at least consider) — like auto or health insurance. But when it comes to other insurance types like life insurance, there are a wide variety of options. You may not think insurance is exciting or interesting, but it’s important to research and… Read More

Evictions Reach 5-Year Low

Personal Finance

Evictions Reach 5-Year Low

Evictions Reach 5-Year Low

Apartment evictions in 2014 were at their lowest level in five years, according to a new report from credit reporting agency TransUnion. The agency recorded 3.4 million evictions last year, down from 3.5 million in 2013. Eviction proceedings vary by state, but generally a landlord needs legal cause for kicking someone out of a rental… Read More

5 Ways to Protect Your Money Without a Prenup

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Protect Your Money Without a Prenup

5 Ways to Protect Your Money Without a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements can be a great tool for protecting assets for married couples who ultimately end up divorcing. But what happens when you don’t have a prenup? Or if you wanted one but your spouse refused to sign and you decided it wasn’t worth the aggravation? Can you still protect your assets? The answer, as… Read More

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