The 10 Worst Places for Car Thefts

Auto Loans

The 10 Worst Places for Car Thefts

The 10 Worst Places for Car Thefts

Anyone who drives has had that feeling: You walk out to a large parking lot or garage after a few hours away, and you have no idea where your car is. You start talking to yourself, falling into a pit of self-doubt: “It was over there, right? I swear I parked in 4F. Oh no,… Read More

8 Ways Organizing Your Fridge Can Save You Money

Personal Finance

8 Ways Organizing Your Fridge Can Save You Money

8 Ways Organizing Your Fridge Can Save You Money

How you arrange your refrigerator can affect how food tastes and how long it keeps. So investing a little time into organizing the fridge can spare you from losing money to spoiled food — and extra trips to the grocery store. Fortunately, implementing the following tips will cost you only a few minutes. 1. Keep Produce at Eye Level The… Read More

How Much Equity Do I Need to Refinance?

Mortgages

How Much Equity Do I Need to Refinance?

How Much Equity Do I Need to Refinance?

When you own a home, you often have a mortgage. But the interest rate you secure when you take out your mortgage doesn’t have to be forever. A refinance can secure you a better rate or different mortgage terms. Figuring out if a refinance is right for you requires the consideration of several factors. These range from… Read More

4 Ways Being Forgetful Can Raise Your Car Insurance Rates

Auto Loans

4 Ways Being Forgetful Can Raise Your Car Insurance Rates

4 Ways Being Forgetful Can Raise Your Car Insurance Rates

This post is a part of a series on how your driving behaviors can affect your car insurance rates. You can read the first story How Much Will a Ticket Raise My Car Insurance? here. Where you parked your car. Replacing the toilet paper roll. Stopping at the store on the way home to grab… Read More

Can Search Engines Stop Student Loan Scammers?

Students

Can Search Engines Stop Student Loan Scammers?

Can Search Engines Stop Student Loan Scammers?

If you’ve checked your spam folder recently, you know that offers of student loan debt relief have exploded right along with the student loan debt problem. You probably know it’s a bad idea to answer spam in a quest to lower your loan payments, but you might be more inclined to answer an advertisement you… Read More

12 Times You Can Sue a Debt Collector

Managing Debt

12 Times You Can Sue a Debt Collector

12 Times You Can Sue a Debt Collector

It’s every consumer’s worst nightmare: You’re busy at work, mired in debt, and your cellphone keeps ringing. You’re doing your best to pay off that bill, but the unknown number flashing on your phone’s screen is a dismal reminder you haven’t. “Most people want to pay their debt, they just run into bad situations where… Read More

Tired of Sketchy Car Dealers? Here Are 5 Alternatives

Auto Loans

Tired of Sketchy Car Dealers? Here Are 5 Alternatives

Tired of Sketchy Car Dealers? Here Are 5 Alternatives

Getting a new car is fun — it’s the whole shopping-for-and-buying-one thing that tends to be stressful and generally unenjoyable. The vast majority of consumers hate negotiating, according to a 2014 survey from Edmunds.com, and that attitude is far more common among younger shoppers, as well. Car owners and shoppers hate haggling so much, 21%… Read More

5 Reasons Your Budget Isn’t Working

Personal Finance

5 Reasons Your Budget Isn’t Working

5 Reasons Your Budget Isn’t Working

Having a plan for your money should help you manage your funds better and ensure that your money is going to support your goals and your values. But just creating a budget does not guarantee that it will work. It’s important to make a budget that you can stick to and then hold yourself accountable…. Read More

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