Feb. 15, 2018

Student loans: From repayment to forgiveness to consolidation, your 5 biggest questions — answered

Student loan questions? From FAFSA stress to pros and cons of refinancing student debt to questions on consolidation, forgiveness and interest payments, we’ve got answers.

Feb. 9, 2018

Best schools for high pay and low debt: These 7 colleges give you the most bang for your buck

What best colleges let you graduate with low student debt and a high starting salary? Move over MIT: These schools are a great bang for your buck, with a high return on your educational investment.
Feb. 6, 2018

Want to grow the US economy? Cancel student debt, new report shows

A new report finds that the U.S. could grow the economy by cancelling all student debt in the country for less cost than the GOP tax bill.
Feb. 2, 2018

This is how to save for the future — and how much money you really need

A rich retirement requires the subtle art of investing in your future self, no matter whether you're busy, in debt, an overachiever or all of the above. Here's how to save enough money.
Jan. 31, 2018

Tax returns 2018: Here are the best and the worst places to live for getting a tax refund

2018 tax refund checks vary from state to state — but getting a smaller payout might actually be a good thing.
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. 11, 2018

Student loan stress? Don’t worry about the size of your debt: Focus on this number instead.

Student loan defaults may be happening far more often than we previously thought, a new report finds. Here is why that's scary, and how you can protect yourself.
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. 8, 2017

Make money and get it faster: Instant pay apps give you quick access to wages — but there’s a catch

Goodbye, payday loans! New apps give you faster access to your earnings — but be warned that they could end up hurting you, if you're not careful.
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.

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Oct. 19, 2017
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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.
Sept. 19, 2017

How high does your credit score really need to be?

7 ways good credit can make you richer.
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. 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. 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. 18, 2017

7 economic justice groups working to close the wealth gap

From fighting to raise the minimum wage to empowering debtors to dispute their student loans, these groups are leading the charge for economic justice.
Aug. 15, 2017

Student loans: Answers to your 9 biggest questions about college debt

Here's what you need to know about paying off your college debt — or applying for more loans to go to graduate school.
Aug. 4, 2017

Follow these 21 Twitter accounts to get smarter about money, and learn secrets to wealth and success

Want to earn and save more money, launch a successful business or just learn new financial hacks? These Twitter handles will inspire you.
Aug. 4, 2017

Congress just recessed for the entire month of August. Here’s 3 things to watch as they head home.

How are Republicans met at town halls when they head home, and will a spate of GOP lawmakers retire?

Aug. 3, 2017

Here’s how many couples really fight about money — and how to prevent conflict over finances

Want to stop arguing about money with your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife or partner? Here are 3 key ways to stop.
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July 18, 2017

Student loan lenders lost key paperwork, and debts may soon be wiped away

Creditors have hit a snag when it comes to collecting the affected debts in court as a result of insufficient ownership records and other missing documentation.
July 6, 2017

19 attorneys general sue Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to protect cheated student borrowers

At issue is whether students misled by for-profit private colleges will get loan relief and other protections.
June 23, 2017

Best 0% balance transfer credit cards and other smart tricks to saving money while paying off debt

Get rid of debt more easily by getting a 0% balance transfer credit card, trying out new financial management apps, and turning to traditional debt consolidation tactics.
June 23, 2017

Student loan relief scams: How to avoid getting tricked by sham debt forgiveness companies

Student debt relief or loan servicing companies may sometimes have shady business records. Here's how to tell if a firm is real — or a scam or fraud.

June 20, 2017

Can you afford to quit your job? Here's how much money you need to have saved up.

Before you even think about quitting your job, make sure you have a solid financial plan.
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 15, 2017

Cheated by a for-profit college? Here's why it may get harder to have your student loans forgiven.

Under Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Department of Education is considering rolling back consumer protection rules that protect victims of fraudulent for-profit colleges.
June 14, 2017

Why the Federal Reserve raised interest rates — and how it will affect your money

U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen just announced that the federal funds rate will rise above 1%. This is why you should care, if you have a credit card, savings account, or any debt.