One reason tuition is going up? A new report finds much of the money is going to Wall Street.

A new report on Michigan State University found that for every dollar the school spent on scholarships in the last academic year, it also spent 32 cents paying hedge fund fees.

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.

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.

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.

How to leverage your credit card to improve your credit

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

How high does your credit score really need to be?

7 ways good credit can make you richer.


Is it time to buy your first home?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Here's what the Henson v. Santander Supreme Court decision about debt collection means for you

Neil Gorsuch's first SCOTUS decision in Henson v. Santander Consumer might confuse you. This is what to know about your legal rights.

3 secrets to getting rid of debt for good

Outsmart your unhealthy money habits with these three smart tricks for paying off debt.

Nicki Minaj may start a charity to pay off her fans' student loans

Student debt has found a new enemy in Nicki Minaj.

Elizabeth Warren encourages graduates with student loan debt to challenge Trump

In a commencement speech at the University of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren encouraged students to get active and resist.


Celebrities like Nicki Minaj can't even make a dent in the student debt crisis

Even a fleet of altruistic celebs would just be drops in the $1.3-trillion bucket of student debt in the U.S.

Nicki Minaj offering to pay tuition and student loans of followers on Twitter

Approximately 30 college students and grads got financial help from the hip-hop singer on Saturday.

Tips that pay off: Save on everything — time, money and even happiness

The tips and tricks you need to stop all the stress and save your sanity

Want to refinance your student loans and actually save money? Here's why you must hurry.

The savings you can expect from student loan refinancing are in decline.

9 things to get rid of to simplify your life — and save money

Never pay for storage again.

Credit card APRs just hit record highs: 3 ways to avoid debt and protect your credit score

Find the best credit card, raise your credit score, try a balance transfer and make other smart moves given rising interest rates.

Debt actually makes you sick. Here's why — and how to pay off the money you owe to enjoy life again.

How does debt affect your health? Find out what studies show about the impact of debt and stress.

Navient, the largest federal student loan servicer, says it can legally give bad advice

Navient is under fire following a CFPB lawsuit claiming it deceived borrowers about their student loans.

Here's how much an early 401(k) or IRA withdrawal really hurts you once you retire

This one mistake could seriously mess up your retirement savings, and not just because of the IRS penalty.