4 Money Challenges Military Members Face

Managing Debt

4 Money Challenges Military Members Face

4 Money Challenges Military Members Face

For members of the U.S. military — whether they are active-duty enlisted, Guard or Reserve — there is a common theme for many: low pay and high debt. These same soldiers find themselves on military bases surrounded by many offers to finally buy things they’ve always wanted, but could never afford. Some soldiers simply want… Read More

20 Signs You’re Buying a Home in a Great Neighborhood

Mortgages

20 Signs You’re Buying a Home in a Great Neighborhood

20 Signs You’re Buying a Home in a Great Neighborhood

A great neighborhood sells a home, real estate agents say. It also helps your home hold value and makes it easy to sell when you decide to move on. With all the pressure and excitement of home shopping, how can you know if a neighborhood is truly great? 1. It Meets Your Specs Make a… Read More

How to Redecorate Your Home on a Budget

Personal Finance

How to Redecorate Your Home on a Budget

How to Redecorate Your Home on a Budget

Now that spring is here, it’s a great time to do a little spring cleaning. After a long, tough winter, many of us are looking forward to brightening surroundings. This can happen indoors as well as outdoors if you do a little redecorating. But sprucing up your place can get expensive. There are some ways… Read More

Credit.com in the News 4.4.14

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 4.4.14

Credit.com in the News 4.4.14

Your financial awareness has a lot to do with how successfully you manage your money, but it can be confusing to try and keep track of the best products out there or the most serious threats to your security. From identity theft to expensive fees to the best rewards credit cards, Credit.com’s team has the… Read More

Can You Consolidate Your Debt With Bad Credit?

Managing Debt

Can You Consolidate Your Debt With Bad Credit?

Can You Consolidate Your Debt With Bad Credit?

When you’re struggling with debt, you look for any lifeline you can find. A debt consolidation loan may be one of them. But can you get one when you need it? A Credit.com blog reader asks: Are there any second-chance lenders and debt consolidation loans/investors out there w/low rates for folks with really bad and… Read More

Are You Paying More Than Everyone Else When You Shop Online?

Personal Finance

Are You Paying More Than Everyone Else When You Shop Online?

Are You Paying More Than Everyone Else When You Shop Online?

NY Times best-selling author Julia Angwin has a new book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, which explains the real-life consequences of privacy erosion, and her own personal journey in escaping Eyes in the Sky. The following is an excerpt that originally appeared on BobSullivan.net, and… Read More

Refinancing? Why Your Bank May Not Be the Best Deal

Mortgages

Refinancing? Why Your Bank May Not Be the Best Deal

Refinancing? Why Your Bank May Not Be the Best Deal

Planning to refinance your house? Figure you’ll make it easy by opting to refinance through your current mortgage holder? If yes, beware of offers too good to be true. Here’s what you need to know about your mortgage holder’s offer. Those who have refinanced or bought a home since 2008 know all too well what… Read More

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