May 14, 2018

How much is your credit card balance costing you? How to find out — and negotiate a better rate

Nearly a third of credit card consumers now swipe purely for the points — and aren't paying attention to the all-important APR.

May 2, 2018

Best travel cards 2018: How to find the best credit cards and when it’s better to go with cash back

Before you plan your travel for the rest of 2018, here are the credit cards worth considering.
April 24, 2018

Digit’s new feature can help you pay off your credit card balance — but is it worth the monthly fee?

Digit, which tracks your spending to help you save money, is rolling out a new product to help customers pay off their credit cards.
March 30, 2018

Make money moves: 30 simple ways to grow richer and smarter each day of Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month 2018 begins in April — and if you're looking for ways to save and earn more cash, turbocharge your career or just get your finances organized, this checklist can help.
March 29, 2018

Credit card purchases will no longer require signatures — here’s how to keep your money safe

Credit card transactions may become a little faster on April 1, when brands stop requiring signatures whenever you swipe your card.
March 27, 2018

Are you on a store-returns blacklist? How to see the data retailers are quietly using to monitor you

In-store return policy drama? Retailers from Sephora to Best Buy may be tracking for signs of abuse. Here's how the Retail Equation may be involved, and how to check your own "return activity report."

March 23, 2018

Dropbox IPO kicks off — and 7 other money stories you may have missed this week

Dropbox stock is now trading publicly, but there's plenty more investor and consumer news that affect your money from this week. Here's what to know about tariffs, data leaks, recalls and more.
March 21, 2018

Fed interest rate hike: Who should care — and 5 more answers on how higher rates affect your money

The Federal Reserve just made it harder to find the best mortgage and credit card rates — but getting a higher-paying savings account should be easier if you know where to look.
March 16, 2018

How to get money back from Yahoo and Equifax — plus more news on scandals, scams and your cash

Here’s everything you need to know about Wells Fargo, Equifax, Yahoo, cryptocurrency initial coin offerings, class-action lawsuits and more financial news of the week affecting your money.
March 9, 2018

Dodd-Frank rollback: 5 ways losing the post-crash reforms could affect your bank account and more

The Dodd-Frank partial repeal bill, which rolls back parts of the act, would relax regulations on financial institutions as large American Express and Suntrust.
Feb. 26, 2018

Get richer in 2018 with these 3 credit power moves

Open the best credit card in 2018 and increase cash back and money saved, by playing hardball with credit bureaus like Equifax and bargaining with card companies for better rates, points and rewards.

Feb. 20, 2018

Tax fraud 2018: 3 top scams to beware, from fake IRS refunds to realistic emails and phone calls

Tax scams are harder to spot in 2018 than you’d expect. As you hunt for calculators, bracket tables and general help to file your return, be sure to also look out for sneaky signs of fraud.
Jan. 29, 2018

How I found an extra $1,000 hidden in my budget

To save more money in 2018, I sat down and figured out where most of my money was going — to Uber and Seamless.
Jan. 25, 2018

How a perfect credit score can improve your life — and the only 3 things you need to know to get it

Your big dreams — like snagging your ideal job, home, car or apartment — depend on your credit score and history. Knowing three low-stress principles can help you build perfect credit from scratch.
Jan. 23, 2018

If new bonuses are because of tax cuts, why aren’t new layoffs and bank fees?

The economy is doing well. But how much credit does the president deserve? If the administration wants to own economic wins, why not Carrier and Kimberly-Clark layoffs, or Bank of America’s new fees?
Jan. 19, 2018

How to buy a house or apartment: 10 foolproof steps to get your dream home on a budget

Yes, you can get your dream home and still save money. Here are the smartest ways to close on a house or apartment you love — without totally blowing your budget.

Jan. 2, 2018

What to expect for your money in 2018 — and how to brighten your financial future

If your New Year's resolution is to save more money, get a raise or try your hand at "investing" in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, these are the economic trends to watch in 2018.
Dec. 13, 2017

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Here’s what that means for you.

The Federal Reserve just voted to hike interest rates. Here is how Wednesday's Fed decision affects job hunters, savers, borrowers and the economy.
Dec. 5, 2017

Credit card payment pain? Pros and cons of store cards from Walmart, Amazon, Costco, TJX and more

What is the best store credit card? Are they good value? What to know on the Amazon Prime card, as well as those from Walmart, Target, Gap, Macy's, TJ Maxx, Costco, Best Buy, Home Depot and JCPenney.
Nov. 1, 2017

Will the Fed raise interest rates in December? What to know about rate hikes, the new chair and more

The Federal Reserve just released their latest policy announcement about how the economy is doing — and when interest rates are set to rise. Here's what you need to know.
Oct. 30, 2017

Trump tax reform 2017: Will the plan affect you? 5 things to know about tax cuts & the middle class

U.S. tax reform is now on the table in 2017. How might the details of President Donald Trump's tax cut proposal affect the middle class? Here's what to know about the expected bill.

Oct. 25, 2017

Is the Uber credit card a good deal? Here are the key pros and cons.

How does the new Uber credit card with Visa and Barclays compare to the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Platinum AmEx card? Here are the major pros and cons.
Oct. 13, 2017

3 key financial tasks to get done by the end of 2017 — and leave you richer in the new year

Want to get richer and save more money by 2018? Make just a few smart moves with your cash by the end of 2017.
Oct. 12, 2017

Equifax breach, round two: The firm confirms it may have been targeted in another cyberattack

Equifax says there is a new cybersecurity incident consumers should know about — here are the facts of the news.
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Oct. 9, 2017

Making home possible: Creative ways to conquer the down payment

Saving a large sum of money isn’t easy. Let’s make it simpler.
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Oct. 5, 2017

How to leverage your credit card to improve your credit

Build (or rebuild) your credit portfolio with one simple tool.

Oct. 4, 2017

Equifax, Yahoo and other hacks: How to protect your money and your identity online

Don't make it easy for hackers to gain access to your financial accounts or sensitive personal information.
Sept. 29, 2017

Scams 2017: 3 sneaky traps scammers are setting right now — via fake email, text or phone call

Phishing scams — in which a hacker tries to get their hands on your personal information — are getting more sophisticated. Here are three big scams to look out for in 2017.
Sept. 28, 2017

Equifax credit freeze checked off your list yet? How many Americans protected themselves post-breach

What should you do about the Equifax hack? Very few consumers seem to be taking the recommended steps.
Sept. 26, 2017

Equifax stock price: EFX steadies after CEO Richard Smith steps down following data breach

Equifax CEO Smith, who has led the major credit bureau since 2005, retired from his position on Tuesday following a security breach affecting 143 million people.