Feb. 13, 2018

Money and love: Are you “normal”? Here’s how most people handle financial hurdles in relationships.

Love and money don't always mix. Here's what most people think about splitting the check, the rent and other financial responsibilities.

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. 19, 2018

Need $1,000 right now? You’re not alone: Here’s why — and how to get it.

Wondering how to save or make money fast? If you're short $1,000 for credit card bills or an emergency fund, take action today. This is how to rustle up some quick cash — and actually hold on to it.
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. 22, 2017

The 17 biggest money lessons of 2017 to end up richer and wiser — and ready for 2018

As 2017 turns into 2018, here are the most important financial and career lessons of the last year to take with you into a smarter, richer, happier, better future.
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.
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.