10 Tips for Parents Hoping to Live on a Single Income

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10 Tips for Parents Hoping to Live on a Single Income

10 Tips for Parents Hoping to Live on a Single Income

In some marriages, one spouse dreams of staying home while the other works. That’s particularly true of parents with young children. Living on one income is undoubtedly a challenge, but certainly not an unattainable fantasy — even if you don’t make six figures or more. Here are 10 tips to make a one-income life work for your... Read More

Are Some Credit Report Errors Easier to Fix?

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Are Some Credit Report Errors Easier to Fix?

Are Some Credit Report Errors Easier to Fix?

If you’re staring at an error on your credit report, you’ll be happy to know that you can file a dispute with the credit bureaus to have it removed. But be aware: Some errors are easier to resolve than others. How Credit Report Disputes Work The Fair Credit Reporting Act entitles all consumers to dispute... Read More

Are LendingClub’s Troubles Bigger Than Just One Company?

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Are LendingClub’s Troubles Bigger Than Just One Company?

Are LendingClub’s Troubles Bigger Than Just One Company?

The spin factory is working extra shifts these days. No, I’m not talking about the upcoming presidential election. Rather, I’m referring to the surprisingly quick and robust efforts on the part of financial services industry advocates to regain control of the narrative following a so-called FinTech (financial technology) poster child’s fall from grace. LendingClub Corporation... Read More

FTC Cracks Down on Student Loan Debt Relief Schemes

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FTC Cracks Down on Student Loan Debt Relief Schemes

FTC Cracks Down on Student Loan Debt Relief Schemes

Some student loan borrowers having trouble repaying their loans are getting desperate, causing them to look for help in the wrong places. Federal regulators announced another crackdown this week on firms that charge illegal up-front fees, and ongoing monthly fees, selling debt relief services to these borrowers that are generally available for free. Three cases announced... Read More

Want to Sit Together on a Flight? That’ll Cost Extra

Personal Finance

Want to Sit Together on a Flight? That’ll Cost Extra

Want to Sit Together on a Flight? That’ll Cost Extra

Airlines are making families pay extra to sit together, angering some consumers, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Airlines have expanded extra-legroom seating on planes and labeled more plain coach seats as preferred, leaving fewer seats to reserve in advance without fees,” Scott McCartney reported. Some carriers took away the right to reserve a seat in advance from their... Read More

5 Ways to Save Money at Best Buy

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Save Money at Best Buy

5 Ways to Save Money at Best Buy

For me, the closest Best Buy is a good 25-minute drive, and there are very few things I absolutely need today that can’t wait for two-day shipping. But sometimes, most often for video games, I “need” something that day, so visiting Best Buy becomes an option. Here are some tips for getting the most for... Read More

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