7 Ideas to Make Extra Money This Summer

Personal Finance

7 Ideas to Make Extra Money This Summer

7 Ideas to Make Extra Money This Summer

Summer is a great time to head to the beach, fire up the grill or go camping. But it’s also a terrific time to earn a little extra cash. You can make money year round, of course. But the long days, warm weather and (for some) flexible schedules of summer offer some unique opportunities to... Read More

Can FOMO Drive You Into Debt?

Personal Finance

Can FOMO Drive You Into Debt?

Can FOMO Drive You Into Debt?

Is the “fear of missing out” leaving you in debt with financial regret? The fear of missing out, or FOMO, can lead you into debt quickly without realizing it. It is important to have your goals and finances run on parallel tracks and to revisit those goals regularly to make sure they stay on course... Read More

FTC Cracks Down on Student Loan Debt Relief Schemes

Students

FTC Cracks Down on Student Loan Debt Relief Schemes

FTC Cracks Down on Student Loan Debt Relief Schemes

Some student loan borrowers having trouble repaying their loans are getting desperate, causing them to look for help in the wrong places. Federal regulators announced another crackdown this week on firms that charge illegal up-front fees, and ongoing monthly fees, selling debt relief services to these borrowers that are generally available for free. Three cases announced... Read More

5 Reasons Life Is Good When You’re Debt-Free

Managing Debt

5 Reasons Life Is Good When You’re Debt-Free

5 Reasons Life Is Good When You’re Debt-Free

While credit cards and personal loans may help you reach new financial opportunities, they also can weigh down your credit score and sometimes your life. It is important to build a good credit history over time, but it’s not necessary to always have debt in your life. So take charge of your spending, enact a... Read More

I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

Credit Cards

I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

Given many Americans’ lack of an emergency fund, even smart spenders can finding themselves bumping up against their credit limit. But whether caused by unexpected car repairs or a shopping habit you just can’t seem to kick, maxing out a credit card can cost you — in interest, of course, but also when it comes to your credit... Read More

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