14 Free Ways to Redecorate Your Home

Personal Finance

14 Free Ways to Redecorate Your Home

14 Free Ways to Redecorate Your Home

Sometimes our homes make us feel tired. As in weary of: Rooms that have looked the same since 2007. Kid- or pet-raddled furniture. Wending our way through — and cleaning — crowded spaces Dark paint, insufficient lighting, cluttered shelves or anything else that keeps us from loving where we live. Maybe you fret over finding the… Read More

Can You Get a Loan for Solar Panels?

Personal Loans

Can You Get a Loan for Solar Panels?

Can You Get a Loan for Solar Panels?

The price of electricity has consistently increased for the last several years, and it’s projected to continue rising in the future. This summer, the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects consumers will spend 5.9% more on electricity than they did in the summer of 2014. If you don’t like the sound of that, maybe it’s time… Read More

5 Signs Your Kid Isn’t Ready to Move Out

Personal Finance

5 Signs Your Kid Isn’t Ready to Move Out

5 Signs Your Kid Isn’t Ready to Move Out

Millennials (at least some of them) have another nickname you may have heard about: the boomerang kids. These are young adults who move back home after college rather than out on their own, whether because of a lack of job opportunities, crippling student loan payments or a desire to save up money. Whether your child is just entering… Read More

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hide From Your Debt

Managing Debt

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hide From Your Debt

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hide From Your Debt

Debt may have become so ingrained in your life that it seems natural. Maybe your plans to pay off debt have failed and you’ve even begun to ignore it. Maybe it’s because your debt is so long term (like a 30-year mortgage), it feels like you will never be without it. It’s important, though, to… Read More

5 Credit Cards for Families

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards for Families

5 Credit Cards for Families

Do families need different credit cards than households without children? They may, as families tend to spend more of their income on the basics rather than on recreation and entertainment. And when it comes to using their credit cards to earn travel rewards, most families tend to travel during school breaks when it can be very difficult to use… Read More

3 Ways Roommates Can Wreck Your Credit

Personal Finance

3 Ways Roommates Can Wreck Your Credit

3 Ways Roommates Can Wreck Your Credit

John Rah had two roommates bail on him, leaving him to face eviction on their Brooklyn apartment alone, he says. But it gets worse:  “I am the only one being hit with (a) judgment,” he writes on the Credit.com blog,  and “my landlord’s lawyer wants to collect $20,000 from me.” Rah commented that he and… Read More

6 Perks You Can Get at a Credit Union

Personal Finance

6 Perks You Can Get at a Credit Union

6 Perks You Can Get at a Credit Union

If you’re not a member of a credit union, you may wonder why anyone is. You don’t see their ATMs all over town, nor do you hear much about their state-of-the-art mobile capabilities. Yet some people sing their praises, and prefer them to banks. Both kinds of financial institutions typically offer checking accounts, savings accounts,… Read More

Americans Would Rather Have Naked Photos of Them Leaked Than Have Their Finances Exposed

Credit Cards

Americans Would Rather Have Naked Photos of Them Leaked Than Have Their Finances Exposed

Americans Would Rather Have Naked Photos of Them Leaked Than Have Their Finances Exposed

Want to know what’s worse than having naked pictures of yourself leaked online? Having your financial information stolen or compromised — or so said 55% of those polled in MasterCard’s Emotion of Safety & Security Research survey, released today. Even more would rather have their homes robbed (59%) or email hacked (62%) than have financial data stolen or compromised…. Read More

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