The Smart Way to Rebuild Credit

Credit 101

The Smart Way to Rebuild Credit

The Smart Way to Rebuild Credit

Even if you’re not the most organized person, you should have a plan for building a good credit score.  The good news is building credit isn’t complicated — you just need to know a few things to get started. Know What You’re Dealing With If you don’t know what’s broken, you’re going to struggle to… Read More

Will Mobile Banking Help the Unbanked?

Personal Finance

Will Mobile Banking Help the Unbanked?

Will Mobile Banking Help the Unbanked?

Most people have bank accounts, but 10.5% of the U.S. adult population is considered unbanked, meaning neither they nor their spouse or partner has a checking, savings or money market account. These people may find it difficult or expensive to deposit paychecks, use online payments or get loans. In a new report, the Federal Reserve… Read More

Google Improves Privacy Protection With Encrypted Gmail

Identity Theft

Google Improves Privacy Protection With Encrypted Gmail

Google Improves Privacy Protection With Encrypted Gmail

Since news outlets have reported the extent of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activity monitoring Americans, some consumers may be uneasy about the thought of agents looking over their emails. However, many tech companies have begun to fight back with added encryption techniques. Google, for example, has begun to encrypt all of its traffic between email users, email servers… Read More

What Was the First Student Loan?

Students

What Was the First Student Loan?

What Was the First Student Loan?

I don’t know about you, but I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook — it’s helpful but also really annoying, and even though it enables me to discover new things, it’s a major drain on my resources. I feel the same way about my student loans. Fun fact: Both started at Harvard University. I guess… Read More

How to Read a Credit Card Offer

Credit Cards

How to Read a Credit Card Offer

How to Read a Credit Card Offer

Being a credit card user is a lot like being the best looking person in the room. Credit card issuers are constantly trying to get your attention online, through the mail, and even at kiosks in the airport. With so many offers to consider, how can credit card applicants figure out which one is best?… Read More

6 Money Questions New Parents Must Ask Themselves

Personal Finance

6 Money Questions New Parents Must Ask Themselves

6 Money Questions New Parents Must Ask Themselves

There’s really nothing scarier than coming home from the hospital — or the adoption agency! — with a new little human being to take care of. Until now, you’ve only been responsible for your own life. Now, you’re responsible for the life of someone else – someone you love more than life itself. And while… Read More

Auto Leases Hit Record High

Auto Loans

Auto Leases Hit Record High

Auto Leases Hit Record High

Auto leasing has become an increasingly popular choice for consumers looking to finance a new vehicle. Why? It’s cheaper than buying one. (At least, the monthly payments are lower — it could end up being more expensive in the long run.) “Leasing continues to grow in popularity among car shoppers, especially those hoping to stay within… Read More

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