Avoid Home Service Scams with These 7 Tips

Personal Finance

Avoid Home Service Scams with These 7 Tips

Avoid Home Service Scams with These 7 Tips

Regular maintenance retains your home’s value and keeps you and your property safe. When you need home service and aren’t confident you can do it yourself, it can save time and frustration to call in a professional. Most contractors are honest, but hiring the wrong one leaves you vulnerable to shoddy workmanship or even fraud.... Read More

5 Signs It’s Time for a Credit Card Upgrade

Credit Cards

5 Signs It’s Time for a Credit Card Upgrade

5 Signs It’s Time for a Credit Card Upgrade

Like most financial things you’ll deal with in life, it’s a good idea to check in from time to time with your credit card to see how it’s working for you, or to see if there are better offers out there. If you’ve been a loyal customer for years and haven’t seen many changes to... Read More

25 Metro Areas with the Hottest Housing Markets

Mortgages

25 Metro Areas with the Hottest Housing Markets

25 Metro Areas with the Hottest Housing Markets

They say a good place is hard to find, but if you’re looking to live in one of these 25 metropolitan areas, that may feel like an understatement. Using data from ATTOM Solutions, we checked which metro areas have the lowest vacancy rates—that is to say, the fewest available residential properties—and ranked them. To make... Read More

Can You Be Denied a Rental Home Because of Bad Credit?

Credit 101

Can You Be Denied a Rental Home Because of Bad Credit?

Can You Be Denied a Rental Home Because of Bad Credit?

The most well-known consequence of having bad credit is trouble getting loans or credit cards, but a low credit score can also make it difficult to find a place to live. Landlords, especially large property-management companies, will likely check your credit report before approving your lease, and there are plenty of negative items that landlords see as... Read More

7 Ways to Protect Yourself as You Shop for the Holidays

Identity Theft

7 Ways to Protect Yourself as You Shop for the Holidays

7 Ways to Protect Yourself as You Shop for the Holidays

The holiday season is an enormous economic event, so much so that the National Retail Federation estimates that holiday shopping represents as much as 30% of a retailer’s annual sales. But as a consumer, increased spending can leave you more vulnerable to theft and fraud. However, there are steps you can take to guard against... Read More

6 Top Details about the New Uber Credit Card

Credit Cards

6 Top Details about the New Uber Credit Card

6 Top Details about the New Uber Credit Card

Uber is expanding in so many new, unique directions these days to better serve their customers. At a conference in Portugal, the ride-sharing company recently unveiled bold plans for a futuristic air taxi to fly its customers to their destinations. And just before that, it announced a much-buzzed-about Uber credit card. The new credit card... Read More

How to Host Thanksgiving without Going Over Budget

Personal Finance

How to Host Thanksgiving without Going Over Budget

How to Host Thanksgiving without Going Over Budget

Thanksgiving is a time to cherish family and friends and to enjoy all your favorite foods, drinks, and desserts! You want to make this day special for all your loved ones, but don’t forget your budget. Debt can easily pile up during the holidays. Between the cost of food, beverages, decorations, and dessert, your wallet... Read More

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

Students

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

If you feel burdened under the weight of student loan debt, we have some good news: you may be able to get those student loans forgiven. In 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report estimating that up to one in four Americans may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, but... Read More

5 Store Credit Cards That Are Worth It

Credit Cards

5 Store Credit Cards That Are Worth It

5 Store Credit Cards That Are Worth It

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] The last time you shopped at a department store, someone probably asked you to apply for a store credit card. For some, it would be easy to say no, but maybe you were tempted to apply for a store card and asked yourself if it’s worth it.... Read More

Credit Cards with Authorized User Bonuses

Credit Cards

Credit Cards with Authorized User Bonuses

Credit Cards with Authorized User Bonuses

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Adding an authorized user to your credit card account comes with a few advantages. You can share your account with a trusted loved one, help them build credit, and even reap rewards as they use your card. Some credit cards offer additional incentives in the form of... Read More

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