Here are 14 last-minute gifts for everyone on your list... Read More
Here are 14 last-minute gifts for everyone on your list... Read More
Every year I dedicate a column to the scams of the holiday season, and every year the roundup gets bounced around the internet — all too often among friends who’ve been scammed. (For a rundown of what’s out there, check out last year’s post.) So what’s new this year? Unfortunately, not very much. There’s the... Read More
Growing up, your parents may have told you getting a job was simple. You may have heard that asking to speak to the manager of a local business and giving them a firm handshake was what would be required. That may have been true at one time. But these days? You have to face background checks and... Read More
The foreclosure rate in the United States continues its slow decline, but some states haven't seen much improvement... Read More
No matter if you’re looking to pay down existing debt or just want a little extra time to pay off a big upcoming purchase, a credit card with an introductory 0% annual percentage rate (APR) can be a useful tool. Balance-transfer credit cards or cards touting promotional financing offers can help you avoid paying interest on a... Read More
The holiday shopping season isn’t just a favorite time for retailers, but also for scammers who are hoping to take advantage of all that extra spending you’re doing. That’s why I want to urge you to use caution this year. It’s easy to be focused on trying to find everything on your list and miss... Read More
The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently announced that loan limits for 2017 are going up. In many parts of the country, loan amount sizes are rising. In particular, the conforming loan limit has risen from $417,000 to $424,100. (Conforming loans, which are not to be confused with conventional loans, are mortgage loans that adhere to... Read More
Credit cards with annual fees may sound like paying a subscription fee to spend money. But credit cards with annual fees have one thing that many free credit cards don’t: Rewards. Whether its cash back, airline credits, hotel benefits or something else, credit cards that require an annual fee can come with big perks. Still, the annual... Read More
A good credit score can open doors, giving you access to things like the best terms and conditions on loans or credit cards that come with some pretty outstanding benefits. For most mainstream credit cards, a strong credit report and good credit scores are enough to qualify, and credit card companies aren’t that concerned with how much cash you... Read More
Like many people, Joshua Browder is fond of saying that the legal system only works for the rich, and parking tickets hurt the poor. But unlike many others, he’s doing something about it. He’s providing free legal “advice” through a chat bot named DoNotPay – and says he’s helped drivers in the United States and... Read More
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