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Articles About Credit
August 01, 2015
Why Recent Grads Should Negotiate for Higher Salaries
The job market is competitive, but that shouldn't stop entry-level applicants from negotiating. In fact, most managers see it as a sign of confidence.
July 27, 2015
The 3 Biggest Factors That Affect Your Credit Score
If you want to maintain excellent credit, you'll need to pay special attention to these three things.
July 16, 2015
4 Things You Never Want to See on Your Credit Report
There's bad, and then there's ugly. If you have any of these marks on your credit file, you may want to take immediate action.
June 20, 2015
The 10 Worst States to Have No Credit
Having no credit history may affect your finances more than you think.
June 17, 2015
5 Facts About Debt That May Alarm You
When combined, these debt facts truly paint a picture of the debt problems many Americans are facing.
June 03, 2015
Credit Reporting Agencies Agree to Massive Overhaul
The seven reforms outlined in the National Consumer Assistance Plan represent the largest overhaul to the reporting of consumer credit in more than a decade.
May 27, 2015
This Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Is Hurting America’s Working Class
The payday lending industry makes billions of dollars each year by offering short-term, high-interest loans to the poorest Americans, and it needs to stop.
May 23, 2015
3 Tips for First-Time Credit Card Users
Make sure you know the basics of credit card use before you whip out the plastic.
May 22, 2015
Credit Cards With Chips: They Are Not as Safe as You think
You might feel safer having one of the new chip-enabled credit cards, but there are security gaps you should know about.
May 22, 2015
Are Rewards Credit Cards Really Worth It?
If you listen to the ads, you can start to feel like an idiot for not having a rewards credit card.
May 18, 2015
5 of the Best Gifts for the College Grad
No matter your price range, here are five gift ideas for your favorite college grad.
May 07, 2015
6 Ways to Maintain a Debt-Free Lifestyle
It might appear impossible, but many people succeed in living their entire lives debt-free. Here are six ways to avoid incurring debt.
April 23, 2015
5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Without a Credit Card
For those who opt to live without credit cards, there are other options for building a healthy credit report.
April 12, 2015
Here’s the Right Way to Use a Prepaid Debit Card
If you have a prepaid card in your wallet, here’s what you need to know about the right -- and the wrong -- way to use it.
March 29, 2015
10 States With the Highest Credit Card Debt
Cardholders in these 10 states have the highest average credit card balances in the U.S.
March 21, 2015
5 Ways to Slay Zombie Debt
A collector might be trying to resurrect your old debt from the grave. Here's how to fight back.
March 15, 2015
5 Store Credit Cards With the Best (and Worst) Rates
A recent survey found the average rate on large store credit cards to be more than 23 percent. Here are the cards with the best and worst rates.
March 07, 2015
4 Ways to Find the Path Leading Out of Debt
If you are buried under a mountain of debt it can be difficult to find the path that leads you out of trouble.
March 07, 2015
Why Your Credit Report Is More Important Than You Think
Despite headlines filled with data breaches and identity theft incidents, Americans still underestimate the importance of their credit reports.
February 20, 2015
Are These Nagging Retirement Issues Keeping You Awake at Night?
Money will buy you a bed, but not necessarily a good night’s sleep.
February 04, 2015
5 Bad Financial Habits You May Be Passing On to Your Children
Here are five money mistakes you don't want your kids to learn from you.
January 31, 2015
What’s the Minimum Credit Score You Need to Buy a House?
Although there's no exact or specific credit score requirement, if you want to buy a house, you should have a credit score that's at least in the 620 range.
January 28, 2015
3 Hidden Reasons Why Your Credit Sucks
"I pay my bills on time. Why isn't my credit score higher?"
January 24, 2015
Thinking of Early Retirement? Here’s a Checklist
Here are five big reasons why retiring early may be right for you.
January 22, 2015
5 Signs You Have Too Much Debt
It can be hard to put a number on how much debt is too much.
January 17, 2015
Why You Should Think Twice About 401(k) Loans
It may not feel like it now, but every dollar you spend or save today affects your future retirement income.
January 12, 2015
3 Facts Everyone Should Know About Bank Account Fees
Do you read all of the terms and conditions when banking or just skim through and click the next button? Here are a few facts about banking and bank fees.
January 05, 2015
Top 8 Money-Saving Tips for Women
Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, a working professional, or you've just graduated, taking charge of your finances will help you achieve your long-term goals.
January 03, 2015
5 Money Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2015
People who made financial resolutions at the start of 2014 are more likely to report optimism about their current financial position.
December 28, 2014
5 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Retirement Plan
Even the best laid retirement plans can be derailed by catastrophe or simple neglect. Watch out for these pitfalls.
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