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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
CompareCards

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
Trulia

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

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

By Jocelyn Baird, NextAdvisor.com 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
MoneyTips

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
CompareCards

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.

6 Tips for Boosting Your Credit Score in 2016

CompareCards | Posted 12.15.2015 | Education
CompareCards

Paying monthly bills is a necessary chore that has a definite effect on your credit score. According to the FICO scoring model, your payments account for as much as 35 percent of your total score. Create reminders for due dates or establish a calendar for yourself to ensure you get everything paid on time.

7 Credit Score Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Michael Lazar | Posted 12.02.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

One area where we'd all do best to avoid making any mistakes is with our credit score. Doing so can mar your ability to get approved for loans or get ...

Visualizing Savings: Tracking Your Daily Savings
with a Savings Calculator

Michael Lazar | Posted 11.25.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Sometimes seeing is indeed believing. So how visual and transparent are your finances? If you are not able to see them, they may be mysterious to you....

3 Important Things to Consider
When Choosing a Credit Card

Michael Lazar | Posted 11.23.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Choosing a credit card is not rocket science, but it will take some research and patience on your part. Unless you want a card that has high fees, an ...

Homeownership Is Not For Everyone

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

Some people are not cut out for home ownership. I call them NOHOs. What distinguishes them is not their income, their family structure, their mobility, or where they live -- rather, it is how they live.

How to Respond When a Co-Worker Steals Your Idea

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I was humbled by the great response to last week's post, "How to Steal Your Co-Workers' Ideas." Close to 10,000 readers took time to read it on LinkedIn, and nearly 60 shared their thoughts.

The 5 Nastiest Credit Surprises for Divorcing Couples

CreditSesame.com | Posted 11.18.2015 | Divorce
CreditSesame.com

How can a divorce get messy? Dare we count the ways? The financial disentanglement alone might take many years, and some risk to your credit is presen...