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.
News
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.
Sept. 25, 2017

Save money and grow wealth in 2017: 5 secrets to getting richer this fall

Save money in autumn — the smart way. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, some financial moves will have to be made before Thanksgiving.
Sept. 20, 2017

Money tips: What’s your financial “hygiene” score? These 10 questions measure your savvy and safety.

Want to save more money, protect your credit and identity, stress less about work and get richer? Take this quiz to see what you really need to improve.
Sept. 19, 2017

How high does your credit score really need to be?

7 ways good credit can make you richer.

Sept. 14, 2017

Equifax credit freeze: Why to do this after the data breach — and how much it costs in each US state

Equifax data breach got you down? Here's how to freeze your credit and keep scammers from destroying your finances.
Sept. 12, 2017

Equifax data breach 2017: 3 smart ways to protect your credit and identity right now — and beyond

Equifax data breach got you stressed out? Don't panic. Here's what to do and know if your information was hacked: including the pros and cons of setting up a fraud alert.
Sept. 7, 2017

Equifax Data Leak: How to find out if you’re among the 143 million victims — and protect your credit

Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, announced an enormous data breach Thursday, with as many as 143 million Americans affected.
Sept. 6, 2017

What’s the best credit card? How to pick one that will boost your credit score and earn you rewards

If credit cards scare you, you're not alone. Here's how to overcome your fears and make the best choice.
Aug. 31, 2017

Which credit score is most important? Why you have more than one — and how to raise them all.

FICO, VantageScore, Score 8... oh my! This is how to check your most important credit scores, actually understand if they are good or bad, and raise them.

Aug. 30, 2017

Want to save money and grow richer? This is the best way to rank financial priorities.

Should you pay off credit cards or student debt first? How much should you save for retirement? These rules of thumb will keep you on track.
Aug. 29, 2017

Why shared credit cards can trap victims of domestic abuse

Those combining finances with a partner need to understand the difference between joint credit card accounts and those with authorized users.
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Aug. 22, 2017

Is it time to buy your first home?

After a decade of apartment life, a Pittsburgh couple purchased their first property in the city.
Aug. 18, 2017

Raise your credit score fast with this easy, 5-step checklist

Pro tips for making your credit score shine — no matter how low it is now.