This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

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This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

“I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills.” That’s not a jaded divorcée talking. It’s 22-year-old Martina Paillant of Brooklyn, New York. In a recent interview with The New York Post, Paillant said she was raised in a family of professionals who took handling their money very seriously. “I have no student... Read More

Is the ‘Southwest Effect’ Driving Down Airfare?

Personal Finance

Is the ‘Southwest Effect’ Driving Down Airfare?

Is the ‘Southwest Effect’ Driving Down Airfare?

You may have heard of the “Southwest Effect,” a term airline industry experts use to describe how airfares offered by the nation’s major carriers decline when Southwest Airlines competes on certain domestic routes. The Southwest Effect has even applied to foreign routes, however, a new study shows that may no longer be the case. “Our latest study shows that Southwest Effect did... Read More

Can a Lender Just Take Money Out of My Bank Account?

Managing Debt

Can a Lender Just Take Money Out of My Bank Account?

Can a Lender Just Take Money Out of My Bank Account?

It’s every borrower’s worst nightmare: You check your savings account only to find it’s been sapped by a lender. You had no idea this was coming, and even worse, you’re not sure that it’s legal. What do you do? This recently happened to one Credit.com commenter, who wrote in with this nightmare scenario that’s been edited... Read More

The Average 65-Year-Old Retired Couple Needs $260,000 to Cover Health Care

Personal Finance

The Average 65-Year-Old Retired Couple Needs $260,000 to Cover Health Care

The Average 65-Year-Old Retired Couple Needs $260,000 to Cover Health Care

Paying for health care is hard on many Americans, but costs are especially high in retirement. That’s according to recent analysis by Fidelity Investments, released this week, which found a 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need about $260,000 to cover their health care. “The estimate applies to retirees with traditional Medicare insurance coverage,” Fidelity said in a press... Read More

Report: Another 665K People Just Dumped Cable TV

Personal Finance

Report: Another 665K People Just Dumped Cable TV

Report: Another 665K People Just Dumped Cable TV

Are consumers getting bolder about cutting the cord? That’s the takeaway from Leichtman Research Group, a media and research firm, which found the 11 largest pay-TV providers, making up about 95% of the pay-TV market in the U.S., lost about 665,000 net subscribers in the second quarter of 2016. Though the second quarter is traditionally a slow... Read More

How the Color of Your Car Can Affect Its Resale Value

Auto Loans

How the Color of Your Car Can Affect Its Resale Value

How the Color of Your Car Can Affect Its Resale Value

It’s common knowledge that a car’s value begins to depreciate as soon as it leaves the sale lot. But did you know its color can affect its resale value as well? According to a new study by iSeeCars.com, an automotive data and research company based in Boston, color plays a huge role in determining a car’s retained... Read More

The Best Jobs for Entry-Level Workers

Students

The Best Jobs for Entry-Level Workers

The Best Jobs for Entry-Level Workers

With back-to-school season now in full swing, the last thing on students’ minds is finding a job. But with more college graduates being saddled with student loan debt, landing a job isn’t just a goal but an imperative. Student loan borrowers in the class of 2016 have an average debt of $37,172, which, as we reported earlier this year,... Read More

The Craigslist Rental Scam You Should Know About

Identity Theft

The Craigslist Rental Scam You Should Know About

The Craigslist Rental Scam You Should Know About

Sometimes searching for a rental home on Craigslist can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. And identity thieves have allegedly found a way to throw a monkey wrench into the process. According to one Reddit user, fraudsters are using the online classifieds site to pilfer prospective renters’ personal information. The gimmick is simple: When a renter... Read More

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