4 Credit Cards That Offer Rewards in Time for the Holidays

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4 Credit Cards That Offer Rewards in Time for the Holidays

4 Credit Cards That Offer Rewards in Time for the Holidays

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Rewards credit card users are accustomed to playing the long game. It can take some time to find the best card,... Read More

One Political Mailer Speaks Volumes on Lack of Data Security Knowledge

Identity Theft

One Political Mailer Speaks Volumes on Lack of Data Security Knowledge

One Political Mailer Speaks Volumes on Lack of Data Security Knowledge

Did you hear the one about the Kentucky GOP candidate who asked his attorney general to investigate the state Democratic Party for allegedly sending out the Republican’s Social Security number and more personal information to thousands of constituents? Sorry to say, there’s no punch line here, because according to recent reports, it actually happened. Introducing... Read More

3 Money Mistakes That Can Torpedo Your Marriage

Personal Finance

3 Money Mistakes That Can Torpedo Your Marriage

3 Money Mistakes That Can Torpedo Your Marriage

As if discovering the love of your life is messier than you thought, doesn’t really love jazz or is chronically late weren’t enough, couples also have to find ways to deal with differing financial habits — from the merely annoying (sending dollar bills through the laundry) to the serious (hiding debt). The good news is more couples... Read More

Are You Dealing With a Real Debt Collector?

Managing Debt

Are You Dealing With a Real Debt Collector?

Are You Dealing With a Real Debt Collector?

Some less-than-above-board debt collectors deploy a number of unsavory tactics while trying to persuade consumers to give them money, but none worse than this: trying to collect on debts that just don’t exist. It happens, often. Sometimes, bad records are to blame. Debt notes are often sold, re-sold and re-sold again, and during that game... Read More

Federal Student Loans Will Be Easier to Get for Parents With Bad Credit

Student Loans

Federal Student Loans Will Be Easier to Get for Parents With Bad Credit

Federal Student Loans Will Be Easier to Get for Parents With Bad Credit

The Department of Education is loosening borrower qualifications for Federal PLUS Loans, which allow graduate students and parents of dependent college students to finance higher education. The updates, published Oct. 23, include a new definition of “adverse credit history,” potentially opening access to federal student loans for millions of families. The changes go into effect July... Read More

6 Tips to Lower the Cost of Your Teen’s Car Insurance

Personal Finance

6 Tips to Lower the Cost of Your Teen’s Car Insurance

6 Tips to Lower the Cost of Your Teen’s Car Insurance

In the vast majority of American households, there are two words that – when combined – can send a chill down parents’ spines. Those two words are: teenager and license. The reasons why are obvious. According to the CDC, 16- to 19-year-old drivers are at greater risk for being involved in car accidents than any... Read More

5 Surprising Times Your Credit Matters

Credit Score

5 Surprising Times Your Credit Matters

5 Surprising Times Your Credit Matters

“I DON’T CARE what my ‘credit score’ is,” one of our readers wrote in a recent comment on the Credit.com blog. “I am debt free except for my house. I use credit cards for everything possible and pay them off in full every month.” Is good credit really that important? Some people obviously don’t think... Read More

Would Free College Tuition Work in the U.S.?

Student Loans

Would Free College Tuition Work in the U.S.?

Would Free College Tuition Work in the U.S.?

Sprechen sie Deutsch? In case you haven’t heard the news, college tuition is now free throughout Germany—and not just for Germans. But before you pack your bags for Berlin, you might want to consider what those who’ve made it through the process and lived to tell the tale have to say about that. Native-language proficiency... Read More

Is Student Debt Holding You Back From Marriage?

Student Loans

Is Student Debt Holding You Back From Marriage?

Is Student Debt Holding You Back From Marriage?

Most people who have never been married peg their relationship status to the fact they haven’t found the right person yet, but there’s more to that decision than feelings. Finances play a huge role in Americans’ decision to marry. Actually, there are nearly as many unmarried Americans who say they’re still looking for their future... Read More

The Easiest Ways to Protect Yourself After a Data Breach

Identity Theft

The Easiest Ways to Protect Yourself After a Data Breach

The Easiest Ways to Protect Yourself After a Data Breach

Data breaches are such a pain: By no fault of your own, someone might have access to your credit card, bank account or personal information, and it’s up to you to figure out what to do about it. You’ll want to make sure you don’t become a fraud victim, but you won’t want to spend... Read More

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