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Afraid of Your Credit Score? Reinvent It.

Charlie Scanlon | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Charlie Scanlon

When it comes to our credit history, many of us have suffered through bumps in the road. These "failures" are nothing to be embarrassed about. Life happens... people lose jobs, get divorced, suffer from a medical crisis, and oftentimes get behind on their bills as a result.

Spring Training... For Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Those who know me, know that I love the New York Yankees. I'm a huge fan and I watch as many games as I can. Well, baseball season is about to begin a...

Ecobank and USAID's Development Credit Authority: A Pan-African Approach to Unlocking Private Capital

USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA) | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA)

How do you unlock millions in private capital and support economic growth across Africa? Partner with one of the largest Pan-African banks. The U.S. ...

10 Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.23.2016 | 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...

How Your Credit Impacts What You Pay for Insurance

Charlie Scanlon | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Charlie Scanlon

Did you know that the cost of the liability insurance that you purchase to protect you in the operation of your auto and in the ownership of your home is determined in significant part by your credit score?

Want to Lock Out ID Thieves? Do This!

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Do you lock the door behind you when you leave your house? Of course you do! Why? To keep anyone that's not supposed to be there from using your house...

Your Identity Portfolio Can Make or Break You

Adam Levin | Posted 03.17.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

Ask anyone who has experienced an attack on their identity -- and with that their credit-worthiness -- when they were, for example, in the middle of making a major purchase like a home or car: Identity-related crimes are a game-changer and the fallout can be pretty dire.

Putting Together a Great Wedding on a Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.16.2016 | Weddings
Nathaniel Sillin

With the average price of an American wedding over $31,000, it's no wonder this special occasion can easily become a financial hardship.

5 Signs It's Time for a New Credit Card

CompareCards | Posted 03.10.2016 | Technology

The offers on the credit card landscape are constantly changing. Credit card issuers are always competing with each other to roll out the best offers ...

9 Things to Do When Someone Steals Your Identity

Lauren Bowling | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Lauren Bowling

Cyber security is more of a threat than ever, with a reported 15 million Americans becoming victims of identity theft each year. Sometimes the damage ...

Buying and Financing a Car with a Loan

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Dorit Sasson

So you've found your dream car, but how will you pay for it? A new car is one of the biggest investments in life. There are several options, but like ...

The 5 Most Common Causes of Mortgage Blow Ups

Cindy Tansin | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Cindy Tansin

We see these mistakes over and over again. To people in the lending business, it's so commonplace we shake our heads when we see it happen, and it's ...

ID Theft: Not If, But When

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

With identity theft, it's not a matter of if, but a matter of when it will happen to you. And when it does, fast action by you, the victim, can stop the thieves in their tracks and help you recover your credit health sooner.

Best Credit Repair Services Based On Customer Reviews

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 07.16.2016 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Let's be honest, it can be really hard to figure out whether a credit repair service is going to scam you or not. Many credit repair services aren't exactly forthcoming about predatory practices.

5 Credit Habits To Break In 2016

Trulia | Posted 02.10.2016 | HuffPost Home

Getting serious about purchasing a home means coming face to face with the number that boils down your financial past and present into one three-digit...

5 Credit Cards to Help You Pay Off Your Holiday Balances | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business

By Jocelyn Baird, It's easy to go overboard during the holidays, especially when it comes to buying gifts and making travel-related p...

Couples and Credit Scores: Is It a Match?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.08.2016 | Weddings
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

As Valentine's Day approaches, I thought I'd give my readers' love lives a potential boost by talking about the best way to boost their credit scores. Because if there's one thing that can dampen the romance in a relationship, it's not being able to get that loan or that mortgage -- or even that perfect job -- due to lousy credit.

Taxpayers and Homeowners Share the Same Risk Regardless of Politics

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Garrick T. Davis

Almost two thirds of taxpayers are homeowners. Why should they be OK with the government experimenting with their tax dollars to benefit the government controlled GSEs? How about benefiting the taxpayer homeowner instead?

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Moving Overseas for Love: 8 Financial Tips to Make Moving Abroad Easier

Lisa R. Mitchell | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Lisa R. Mitchell

Did Santa put an engagement ring in your stocking this Christmas? Or maybe you celebrated 2016 with a kiss and a wedding date. If these marriage proposals will include a move overseas, between talk of champagne, flowers, and packing, don't forget the most important discussion: Money.

Understand Lender Credit Lingo & Jump to a Higher Credit Category

Adrian Nazari | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Adrian Nazari

When you check your credit score, you might be used to seeing it described as fair, poor, good or excellent. Lenders see those categories, too. They just use different labels: subprime, non-prime, prime and super-prime.

Quo Vadis, Economy?

Shohini Kundu | Posted 12.14.2015 | World
Shohini Kundu

Global economic growth is in a nation's self-interest. We should be working to promote growth wherever the ground is fertile.

4 Disturbing Credit Card Stats

MoneyTips | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business

Credit cards offer an easy way to tide you over until your next paycheck comes, but that easy money comes at a hefty price. Interest rates vary anywhe...

Five Tips to Shred Your Credit Card Debt in 2016

CompareCards | Posted 12.11.2015 | Education

With the New Year right around the corner, many have begun planning their New Year's resolutions. If you're like many Americans, one of those resoluti...

6 Cheats to Boost Your Credit Score

Zondra Hughes | Posted 12.09.2015 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Your credit score impacts nearly every avenue of your life, from buying a car to getting a job.