These Cars Will Suck Your Wallet Dry

Auto Loans

These Cars Will Suck Your Wallet Dry

These Cars Will Suck Your Wallet Dry

When you’re looking for a screaming deal on a car, it may be tempting to solely consider the purchase price of a vehicle when making a decision on whether to buy. But the sticker price alone doesn’t give you the true picture of the costs associated with owning the car. According to Consumer Reports, it’s… Read More

5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Spring

Personal Finance

5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Spring

5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Spring

Spring is finally in the air. After a brutal winter for much of the country, it seems like it’s been a very long time coming! In addition to some spring cleaning, it’s also a great time to have some fun. Now that you are ready to venture outside again, there are some ways you can… Read More

4 Signs You Should Keep Renting

Mortgages

4 Signs You Should Keep Renting

4 Signs You Should Keep Renting

One question I heard frequently throughout my 20s was, “When are you going to buy a house?” Some believed I was already missing out on the benefits of homeownership while others thought with my career constantly taking me to new cities, I was better off renting forever. Many people grapple with the decision of whether… Read More

30 Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

Personal Finance

30 Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

30 Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

China and crystal may be traditional wedding gifts, but unless the happy couple lives at Downton Abbey, they probably won’t have much use for such finery. Instead of sticking with what’s traditional, consider a gift the couple can actually use or, better yet, one that will save them money. Give the Gift of Good Eating… Read More

Credit.com in the News 4.11.14

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 4.11.14

Credit.com in the News 4.11.14

This week, the news was swamped with reports of Internet security issues, and Adam Levin, chairman and co-founder of Credit.com, made an effort to share as much helpful information for consumers as possible. Here are some of his tips, from how to handle the Heartbleed bug to tax identity theft and the end of Windows… Read More

The Secret to Getting Cheaper Insurance

Personal Finance

The Secret to Getting Cheaper Insurance

The Secret to Getting Cheaper Insurance

Have your auto or homeowner insurance rates been creeping up? If so, you may have been “POed” by your auto insurer. According to new information from the Consumer Federation of America, some insurance companies are secretly “price optimizing” customers; charging them a higher rate for no other reason than they think the customer won’t shop… Read More

New Bill Would Mandate a Free Annual Credit Score

Credit Score

New Bill Would Mandate a Free Annual Credit Score

New Bill Would Mandate a Free Annual Credit Score

Americans would gain free access to their credit scores and new rights to challenge errors that keep scores low under a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. The “Stop Errors in Credit Use and Reporting (SECURE) Act” is sponsored by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). The legislation would force the… Read More

What’s in My Credit Report?

Credit 101

What’s in My Credit Report?

What’s in My Credit Report?

Credit reports are among the many documents in our lives that are a dreadful combination of boring and important. They can also be very long, which adds to the fun of reviewing one. But they’re not all that bad once you know what you’re looking at, and it’s pretty self-explanatory: It’s a report on your… Read More

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