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. 18, 2017

These 5 financial heroes are improving vulnerable people’s lives

Grim headlines getting you down? Here are five money heroes to inspire you with their altruism and hustle.
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. 27, 2017

Best credit cards 2017: 10 top picks for students, travel, rewards, balance transfers and bad credit

Looking for a new credit card in 2017? Here's how to choose the perfect plastic, whether you want travel rewards, need a good balance transfer option or are a student heading back to school.
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. 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.
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. 22, 2017

Credit card fees are out of control for many Americans: Here’s how to avoid getting ripped off

Credit cards for the 16 million people in the U.S. with bad credit are laden with extra fees — but there's a way to avoid them.

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.
Aug. 1, 2017

Credit card bill: Do I pay “minimum due,” “current balance” or “balance on last statement”?

Credit card statements can be confusing. Here's the difference between two key numbers.
July 14, 2017

How to break a lease: Pros and cons of breaking your rental contract — and tenants’ legal rights

Want to break an apartment lease agreement? Here's what to know about leaving your apartment — without hurting your credit score or having your landlord take you to small claims court.
July 12, 2017

Credit problems? Stolen identity? How to solve your money mysteries and protect your finances.

Comedian and actor Gary Richardson shares his own experience with identity theft.
June 22, 2017

Serena Williams: There's more to domestic violence than physical abuse

Money plays a big role in domestic violence. That's why tennis star Serena Williams is the newest face of a campaign by Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to raise awareness of financial abuse.

June 20, 2017

Buying a car? How to get the best deal on an auto loan — no matter how good or bad your credit.

Car loans and payments can turn into a nightmare. Here's how to snag a set of wheels you love and can actually afford — whatever your credit score.
June 14, 2017

Travel for Cheap: A beginner’s guide to maximizing travel points and miles for your next vacation

Follow these tips for a five-star trip on an Airbnb budget.
June 7, 2017

Dodd-Frank repeal passed: 3 crucial ways the Financial Choice Act of 2017 could hurt your money

The Financial Choice Act of 2017 could erode consumer protections, eliminate safeguards meant to prevent another financial crisis and make it easier for financial advisors to charge hidden fees.
May 30, 2017

How does your credit score compare with the average American's?

The average credit score in the United States has hit a record high.
May 17, 2017

What's the best credit card for you? 5 questions to ask before choosing a card

Knowing the right questions to ask will help ensure you get the best deal on your next credit card.

May 16, 2017

Boost your credit score with these 5 simple tips for improving your FICO Score or VantageScore

A poor credit score could cost you more than $30,000 in interest over your lifetime.
May 11, 2017

5 simple steps to take this month that will save you an extra $500

How to save $500 this month — with minimal pain.
May 10, 2017

The 5 basic money skills everyone should master by age 35

Do you have these financial and career skills? With a few core talents, you'll be set up for life.
April 25, 2017

Want to increase your credit score? Here's why improving your credit will get easier soon.

This VantageScore change could help you raise your credit score and improve your credit history — a great way to save money.