9 Ways College Students Can Live on the Cheap

Students

9 Ways College Students Can Live on the Cheap

9 Ways College Students Can Live on the Cheap

These days, the average college graduate leaves school with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access & Success. But even with the costs of college tuition on the rise, there are plenty of ways to come in well below average when it comes to student loan debt. And it’s... Read More

How Long Can I Shop Around for a Mortgage Without Really Damaging My Credit Score?

Mortgages

How Long Can I Shop Around for a Mortgage Without Really Damaging My Credit Score?

How Long Can I Shop Around for a Mortgage Without Really Damaging My Credit Score?

“Shop around for the best mortgage rate.” It’s a good rule of thumb you’ve probably heard before. But it seems to conflict with another best practice: “Don’t file too many credit applications at once, you’ll hurt your score.” Given how integral a good credit score is to getting a mortgage and how important a competitive mortgage rate is... Read More

Can Alternative Credit Scores Hurt You?

Credit Score

Can Alternative Credit Scores Hurt You?

Can Alternative Credit Scores Hurt You?

We’ve written quite a bit on alternative credit scores at Credit.com over the years — and on how these non-traditional scores based on things like utility and rent payments can help consumers with “thin” credit files qualify for credit cards and loans. But can the opposite also be true? Can people who have healthy “traditional” credit scores be stymied... Read More

The Debit Card Dangers College Students Need to Know About

Students

The Debit Card Dangers College Students Need to Know About

The Debit Card Dangers College Students Need to Know About

For many students, going to college marks the beginning of financial adulthood. But figuring out where to start isn’t easy. Credit cards, cash, debit cards — what makes sense for someone learning how to live and manage money independently for the first time? “People right around this time — all year long, but specifically around this... Read More

The Best Cities for Working From Home

Personal Finance

The Best Cities for Working From Home

The Best Cities for Working From Home

With the gig economy and virtual workplace technologies on the rise, it’s becoming more popular not to schlep into an office. Heck, employers can save on office space and workers can regain valuable commuting time. In fact, 37% of Americans telecommuted in 2015, up from 9% in 1995, according to a recent Gallup Poll. If you... Read More

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