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Sean Talks Money: How to Overcome a Holiday Debt Hangover

NerdWallet | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business

By Sean McQuay Odds are your recent holiday shopping carried some kind of stress. Maybe you agonized over finding the perfect gift for a dad who alrea...

Countdown To The New Year

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

It's well into December and you're probably focused on all the festivities and holiday gift-giving that happens this time of year. Maybe there's shopp...

Boxing Day Survival Guide For People With Bad Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 12.26.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Boxing Day. It was once a day when the wealthy people would give a "Christmas box" to their servants. Today, we often just think of it as a day when w...

Give YOURSELF A Gift This Year

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 12.23.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

'Tis the season for festivities and gift giving! You probably have a big list of people who you're planning on giving gifts to this year - family, ext...

Ask Brianna: How Can I Tackle My Finances?

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business

"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student lo...

3 Ways Credit Cards Can Ruin Your Financial Life

Robert Harrow | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

Credit cards are a double-edged sword. You can use them to earn hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in rewards each year. Credit card churners game...

Combining High Tech with High Touch. The Cure for Harmful Medical Debt Collection Practices?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.31.2016 | New York
Jerry Ashton

In a multi-part series titled "Medical Debt Collections: High Tech, High Touch - High Time," I am chronicling the role of companies, organizations and...

Best No Interest or 0% Credit Cards for Purchases and Balance Transfers for Oct. 2016: Part 2

Curtis Arnold | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Sometimes you need to simultaneously look backward and forward. That's the case when you not only need to pay off high-interest credit card debt but also know that you have a big purchase looming, such as gifts for the upcoming holidays.

What Happens To Debt When You Die? | Posted 09.16.2016 | Fifty

By Jocelyn Baird, Though it isn’t a topic many people like to talk about, we’re all going to die someday, and making preparations ...

Can Credit Card Rewards Make Up for Bad Interest?

Robert Harrow | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

You heard it before. "Don't prioritize credit card rewards if you're going to pay interest charges." However, this old adage may be increasingly diffi...

How To Manage That Crushing Student Loan Debt

Christie Garton | Posted 08.04.2016 | College
Christie Garton

For students, juggling their personal finances can be equally tricky as most college-aged kids are getting their first exposure to "the real world" and learning how to make their dollar stretch.

How Disagreements Over Money Saved My Marriage

Lauren Greutman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Weddings
Lauren Greutman

More families are struggling and living paycheck to paycheck than ever before. We've been there ourselves, and many of our best friends are living this way financially. And I bet that if you're not there yourself, you are still very familiar with living on the financial brink.

Think Small: A New Strategy For Financial Goal Setting

Lule Demmissie | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Lule Demmissie

Small is huge these days. From tiny houses to minimalist wardrobes, micro is having a moment. The trend has crept into many aspects of Americans' live...

The 12 Best Balance Transfer Credit Card Offers of 2016: Longest Terms

Curtis Arnold | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Debt can be crippling, and finding a way to erase it is the key to good financial health. An often-overlooked tool to accomplish this is by transferri...

4 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score That Take Less Than 30 Minutes Each!

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Improving your credit score is almost like losing weight: it takes small, consistent steps... and patience! Stick with the right actions (and avoid th...

Sean Talks Credit: What I Learned From the Credit Card Mistakes of My 20s

NerdWallet | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business

By Sean McQuay My 20s have featured some big financial hits -- and some painful misses. Among the successes: I finished school, got a great job, and ...

Top Cards Offering Long 0% Introductory Interest Terms

Doug Lebda | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Doug Lebda

Credit card issuers are in such fierce competition these days to attract new customers that most have started offering sweetheart deals to win you ove...

When You Should Get Into Credit Card Debt

MoneyTips | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business

Most financial planners would caution against living on credit cards, especially when carrying high amounts of debt and purchasing items that are not necessities.

6 Lessons College Students Should Know About Credit Cards

Latoya Scott | Posted 04.28.2017 | College
Latoya Scott

Consider me a concerned friend. I'm concerned because it seems like just a minute ago I was telling parents about the lack of knowledge many of you seem to have about credit, in general, and I recently just found out this illiteracy extends to the subject of credit cards too.

A Simple 2 Step Process to Pay Off Your Credit Card Faster

Doug Lebda | Posted 04.22.2017 | Business
Doug Lebda

If you, like so many other Americans, are in a situation of having too much credit card debt, there are solutions that can help you shed that debt fast. One solution is actually just a simple two-step method which can speed up the repayment process, allowing you to pay off your debt faster while also paying less interest.

Credit Card Myths May Be Hurting Your Wallet

MoneyTips | Posted 04.22.2017 | Business

Closing a credit card also does not improve a cardholder's credit. In fact, it may do the opposite.

How I Paid Off Over $12,000 in Debt in 10 Months

Alyssa Johnson | Posted 04.15.2017 | Women
Alyssa Johnson

Shortly after I started dating my husband, I knew we were going to get married, and that got me thinking about my financial situation. I was in debt, and I did not want to bring that to our marriage or saddle my husband with debt that was all my fault.

Don't Be a Financial Fool

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.02.2017 | Business
Ralph Nader

Being "financially literate" means more than knowing the difference between a stock and a bond -- it means understanding that businesses go for their bottom line before they watch out for your pocketbook.

10 Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business

By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer If your credit score has taken a nosedive, you'll need to start using credit responsibly to rebuild it. This can ge...

Turn a Secured Credit Card Rejection into an Approval

NerdWallet | Posted 03.19.2017 | Business

by Claire Tsosie When Kyle Khachadurian found out that his application for a secured credit card had been denied, he felt crushed. "In my head, I w...