3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Picking a College

Students

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Picking a College

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Picking a College

The opportunity of higher education should be available to all, as it is a factor in determining potential income and future career success. Skyrocketing costs associated with college, however, can cause an aspiring and capable student to abandon dreams of secondary education, prevent them from attending their top choice school, or force them into years… Read More

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

Credit Cards

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

The Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards in America

Hotel credit cards rival airline cards for a place in the wallets of travelers. For a long time, hotel cards were becoming a better value as airlines devalued their loyalty programs by making fewer award seats available and requiring more miles to reserve them. But in 2013, as hotel occupancy rates rebounded, several of the major hotel chains… Read More

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

Personal Finance

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

7 Holiday Savings Tips for Newlyweds

If this is your first holiday season together as a married couple, and you’re still learning how to budget as a household for this time of year, know that there are many ways enjoy the season without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways my husband, James, and I are planning to celebrate while… Read More

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

Credit Cards

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

The Credit Card Perk That Can Save You Big Money

When you buy something, how do you know if you’re getting the best price? You never do, because no matter how hard you shop around, the price can always fall after you make your purchase. Thankfully, many credit cards come with some kind of price guarantee policy that can offer cardholders the lowest price, even if… Read More

The 10 Commandments of Getting Debt-Free

Managing Debt

The 10 Commandments of Getting Debt-Free

The 10 Commandments of Getting Debt-Free

Nobody wants to go into debt, and everyone in debt wants to get out of it. Avoiding or getting out of debt requires a lot of self control, patience and smart decision-making, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. To help keep you on your path to being debt-free, we put together a set of… Read More

Is Your Foreclosure Really Behind You?

Mortgages

Is Your Foreclosure Really Behind You?

Is Your Foreclosure Really Behind You?

As Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Last year, the phenomena of “zombie deeds” came to light when it was discovered that homes vacated by their owners under the belief that they had been foreclosed really weren’t foreclosed at all and the owners still owned the house. Now the specter of… Read More

How I Sold My Car on My Own

Auto Loans

How I Sold My Car on My Own

How I Sold My Car on My Own

I’m not a car person. For many years, I dreamed about going carless, but it only recently became a practical option. It was so nice to think about a life without making car insurance payments, finding a parking spot, dealing with vehicle maintenance and all the other ways cars annoy me, so I was extremely… Read More

I’m 59 & Divorced. When Can I Retire?

Personal Finance

I’m 59 & Divorced. When Can I Retire?

I’m 59 & Divorced. When Can I Retire?

Christine*, 59, is planning for her retirement. She’s been divorced for 15 years and she’s helping her son pay for graduate school. But now, she says it’s time to plan for herself. “I want to make sure that I have enough money set aside and that I know what to do with it at the… Read More

9 Tips to Cut the Cost of Homeowners Insurance

Personal Finance

9 Tips to Cut the Cost of Homeowners Insurance

9 Tips to Cut the Cost of Homeowners Insurance

Although you may dread doling out large sums of cash for your homeowners policy year after year, you can’t afford to go without it. That would be crazy. However, you don’t have to break the bank to carry suitable coverage. It’s nearly 2015, so it’s time for a year-end review of how much you’re paying… Read More

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