The Most Misunderstood Credit Score Factor

Credit Score

The Most Misunderstood Credit Score Factor

The Most Misunderstood Credit Score Factor

Despite your best intentions, there may be times when you just have to carry a balance on your credit cards. When you do, how do you protect your credit score? Reader Eddie Vidmar writes: At some point within the next few months, I am going to have a rather steep expense of putting in some… Read More

5 Ways to Start a Hobby Without Breaking the Bank

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Start a Hobby Without Breaking the Bank

5 Ways to Start a Hobby Without Breaking the Bank

With New Year’s resolutions still fresh on your mind, you may be ready to try some new activities or pick up a new hobby. While becoming more fit, learning to play a musical instrument or getting into knitting can be great goals, new hobbies often come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, there is a solution… Read More

8 Ways to Feel Rich When You’re Not

Personal Loans

8 Ways to Feel Rich When You’re Not

8 Ways to Feel Rich When You’re Not

At some point, most of us have been there, trying to stretch a small paycheck around bills that only seem to get bigger. And the often-parroted strategies for making ends meet are largely the same: buy secondhand, clip coupons, wait for sales, etc. But there’s more to life than just figuring out the best way… Read More

The 5 Car Brands With the Most Loyal Drivers

Auto Loans

The 5 Car Brands With the Most Loyal Drivers

The 5 Car Brands With the Most Loyal Drivers

Many things go into the decisions you make when buying a car: cost, fuel economy, appearance, body type, and so on. For some people, the company that designed and manufactured the car weighs heavily into this choice. That’s not too surprising — brand loyalty is often a huge part of consumer purchases — but it’s… Read More

Can You Still Get a Better Mortgage Deal With HARP?

Mortgages

Can You Still Get a Better Mortgage Deal With HARP?

Can You Still Get a Better Mortgage Deal With HARP?

With the housing crisis seemingly behind us, many homeowners are bouncing back and the government programs put in place to help those homeowners are falling out of the national mindset. But can you still use these programs if your home is still in trouble? If you owe more on your mortgage than your house is… Read More

10 Essential Packing Tips for Your Next Cruise

Personal Finance

10 Essential Packing Tips for Your Next Cruise

10 Essential Packing Tips for Your Next Cruise

Not sure what to pack for a cruise? Luxury Cruise News‘ publisher, Angela Vogel, shares her 10 essential packing tips. Even the most experienced cruiser might learn a thing or two — such as why you might need duct tape. Packing Cubes: While it may look they take up extra room, packing cubes are actually… Read More

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