5 Money Moves to Help You Retire Sooner

Personal Finance

5 Money Moves to Help You Retire Sooner

5 Money Moves to Help You Retire Sooner

Retirement always seems far away — until it’s a reality. The idea of retiring early may even seem crazy, but if you are realistic about how much you need in retirement, plan carefully and save diligently, you may be able to leave your 9 to 5 behind sooner than you thought. Check out some ideas below… Read More

5 Stories of Extreme Cheapness

Personal Finance

5 Stories of Extreme Cheapness

5 Stories of Extreme Cheapness

On the rare occasion I pay for a cup of coffee with cash, I get a little excited. Paying with cash generally means I’ll get some change back, and I’ll put that money in a piggy bank. I also have another reaction in this scenario: As I accept the change from the cashier, I often… Read More

7 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill

7 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill

We all complain about how many of our hard-earned dollars go to Uncle Sam. However, with a little time, research and proper planning, we can learn how to keep more of our money when tax time rolls around. 1. Use a Certified Public Accountant I often wonder why couples will spend $200 to go out for… Read More

The Most Important Dates on Your Credit Report

Credit Score

The Most Important Dates on Your Credit Report

The Most Important Dates on Your Credit Report

If you’ve reviewed your credit reports recently you’ve no doubt seen many dates — many, many dates. Some are more important than others. And some are absolutely critical. A Credit.com reader asks: What’s the difference between Date Opened, Date Reported, Date of Last Payment, etc.? There are two reasons why dates on your credit reports… Read More

Is There a Subprime Car Loan Bubble?

Auto Loans

Is There a Subprime Car Loan Bubble?

Is There a Subprime Car Loan Bubble?

Auto loans are hot. Consumers can’t seem to get enough of them, and the average loan has soared from $14,700 to $17,400 in the past five years, according to TransUnion. Wall Street can’t get enough of them either: Santander Consumer USA just sold off $700 million of its subprime loans to investors within a few… Read More

The 411 on Buying a Rental Property

Personal Finance

The 411 on Buying a Rental Property

The 411 on Buying a Rental Property

Picture this: cash rolls in like clockwork every month, and you don’t have to do a bit of work to get it. That’s the promise of rental properties. In theory, they are passive cash-generating machines that deliver you money every month with little to no effort on your part. In reality, they can be a… Read More

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