Help! My Credit Limit Was Cut Without Warning

Credit Cards

Help! My Credit Limit Was Cut Without Warning

Help! My Credit Limit Was Cut Without Warning

In an Amazon credit card forum, a customer posted about a dilemma: The poster uses an Amazon store card to finance book purchases for school, but when it came time to buy another semester’s worth of course materials, the consumer couldn’t complete the purchase. The card’s credit limit had been lowered to $1 less than… Read More

Do Renting & Risk Go Hand in Hand?

Personal Finance

Do Renting & Risk Go Hand in Hand?

Do Renting & Risk Go Hand in Hand?

Consumers exhibit more reckless behavior when deciding to rent something rather than buy it, a new study out of the University of Maryland finds. The lack of commitment required when deciding to rent a product leads people to consider fewer options, gather less information and settle for a less appealing product than they would when buying,… Read More

How to Fact-Check Student Loan Advice

Students

How to Fact-Check Student Loan Advice

How to Fact-Check Student Loan Advice

When Johnnie was trying to figure out what to do about his student loans that were in collections, he got more than the run-around. He was almost misled into making what could have easily been a costly, bad decision. Johnnie was thinking of getting a personal loan to consolidate about $12,000 in federal student loan… Read More

10 Insanely Cheap Flights

Personal Finance

10 Insanely Cheap Flights

10 Insanely Cheap Flights

If you like saving money but don’t enjoy deal-hunting, plane tickets are probably among the things you least enjoy buying. There are helpful tools like low-fare alerts, cheap-flight search engines and rewards programs that help you save money on airfare, but oftentimes, finding a low-cost plane ticket feels more like a product of luck than… Read More

The Key to Buying a Second Home

Mortgages

The Key to Buying a Second Home

The Key to Buying a Second Home

If you’re looking to buy an additional home, you may be facing a big hurdle: your other debts. The percentage of your income that you pay toward your debt is a critical factor in determining how much house you can afford. If your total monthly debt payments, including your current house payment and your proposed… Read More

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