5 Money Lies We Tell Our Significant Others

Personal Finance

5 Money Lies We Tell Our Significant Others

5 Money Lies We Tell Our Significant Others

Have you ever lied to your significant other about money or spending? It could have been just a little lie about the how much you spent, or maybe the actual balance on your credit card. Chances are you’ve told one of those little white lies about your finances at least once in your life. While… Read More

4 Annoying Mortgage Hurdles & How to Overcome Them

Mortgages

4 Annoying Mortgage Hurdles & How to Overcome Them

4 Annoying Mortgage Hurdles & How to Overcome Them

Banks want you to believe getting a mortgage these days is easier — and that may be the case if your financial house is in order. However, the reality is that if you want a mortgage in today’s lending environment, you need to prepare to prove your ability to repay and meet every threshold lenders… Read More

How to Make Sense of All of Your Free Credit Scores

Credit Score

How to Make Sense of All of Your Free Credit Scores

How to Make Sense of All of Your Free Credit Scores

There’s a lot of good that comes as a result of more banks and credit card issuers providing their customers with free credit scores, like more informed and credit-savvy consumers. At the same time, the increasing number of free scores is a little overwhelming, leaving consumers to wonder how to digest all the information. Depending… Read More

4 Times It Makes Sense to Close a Credit Card

Credit Cards

4 Times It Makes Sense to Close a Credit Card

4 Times It Makes Sense to Close a Credit Card

Should you keep your credit card or cancel it? This question comes up often, especially when the annual fee is due. At that time, cardholders will often want to re-evaluate their use of a credit card, and close an account that they don’t need. Here are four times it may make sense for you to close a… Read More

The Real Lesson From the TurboTax Shutdown

Identity Theft

The Real Lesson From the TurboTax Shutdown

The Real Lesson From the TurboTax Shutdown

Intuit, the company behind popular tax-filing software TurboTax, briefly suspended state tax return filing Feb. 5 as a fraud-prevention measure, as the company and some states noticed a spike in tax fraud reports. TurboTax’s state filing services resumed the next day, with multi-factor authentication as an added fraud-prevention measure, the details of which were not… Read More

How to Buy a House at the Right Price

Mortgages

How to Buy a House at the Right Price

How to Buy a House at the Right Price

The housing market is making a comeback in many parts of the country. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, sales of new houses increased by nearly 12% overall during 2014—the most since 2008—as interest rates remain at historic lows. RealtyTrac, a company that analyzes national housing data, also notes that 2015 marks the first… Read More

How Do I Get a Debt Collector to Negotiate With Me?

Managing Debt

How Do I Get a Debt Collector to Negotiate With Me?

How Do I Get a Debt Collector to Negotiate With Me?

I work with people daily in order to help them better understand their options, and overcome the hurdles that can pop up when resolving collection debts. A woman recently submitted a common concern about being denied any opportunity to negotiate affordable payoff and settlement terms with debt collectors. She is looking for ideas to get… Read More

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