Before you actually close your credit card, consider the effects that this will have on your credit scores.
With families to support, bills to pay and the length of the shutdown unclear, furloughed workers face uncertainty. Will the Senate pass the back pay bill? Can credit card bills be delayed? What about the mortgage payments?
A good financial advisor will help you detect and manage that emotional component -- and potentially avoid actions that cost both heartache and money over the long haul. Here are five of the most common mistakes I've seen investors make.
This generation has come of age in one of the bleakest economies in decades. They're navigating a new reality, in which the future of our social safety net is in question.
While billing issues and interest rates are obviously a sticking point when it comes to dealing with your credit card lender, most of the top five complaints from consumers revolve around issues that seem a little less expected.
If you already have health insurance through your employer, your situation won't change. But for those of you who don't have insurance, you may be wondering -- how will I afford the cost of health insurance or what if I don't buy it at all?
Taking advantage of professional help that may already be offered as part of your 401(k) plan could go a long way toward easing some of your investing concerns.
Mobile wallets let consumers store everything from their credit and loyalty cards to their personal information in one organized, accessible place -- their smartphone.
Well, it's official, the federal government has temporarily suspended select activities due to the collective failure of government to come to a resolution on spending activities. What does this mean to your taxes right now and for those who filed an extension due by October 15th?
Obviously, the stock market feels it has a strong stake in the selection, but do most Americans feel it matters to them who is chosen to take over the Fed when Ben Bernanke's term expires?
The federal government offers a number of different ways to pay back your student loans. In this post we'll look at income based repayment plans, some of their qualification requirements and tradeoffs to consider.
We are a confident generation, which is a good thing. But when it comes to the way we manage our financial lives -- particularly our credit -- that confidence can make us vulnerable.
True. Good credit scores can help you qualify for money when you need it. That's a great reason and probably the best known of them all. But there are other reasons that you should seriously work on your good credit and some of these might surprise you.
If we take stock of all the other resources we have -- such as our time, talents, body and mind, wisdom and our network -- we often find that we are far richer than we previously believed.
If you want to improve your credit (which you should!), then one of the first things you'll need to do is overcome your fears. Start with these fears and address any others that may come up.
Tax Day for U.S. taxpayers typically means April 15. However, taxpayers can file an automatic extension to file their tax return by April 15 allowing them to delay their filing responsibility until October 15.