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What to Expect When You're Expecting a Huge Credit Card Bill

That hefty credit card bill finding it's way to your mailbox is packing a punch — and to more than just your wallet.

6 Money Moves to Make When You Move Back Home With Your Parents

A huge percentage of Millennials move back home with Mom and Dad. These money moves will help them get their financial footing.

The 5 Things With the Biggest Impact on Your Credit Score

Perplexed by those three little numbers? Here's the breakdown of what exactly makes up your FICO score.

The 7 Debt Payoffs That Boost Your Credit Score the Most

If you've got more than one kind of debt to repay, target the debt that hurts your credit score the most and watch your rating improve — fast.

10 Smart Ways I'm Spending My Tax Refund

Is Uncle Sam giving you a little something back this tax season? Here's how one Wise Bread writer is spending his to tie up some loose financial ends.

7 Money Fixes You Can Make When You're Stuck Inside Because of the Weather

Stuck inside on a snowy day is the perfect time to declutter and revamp your financial strategy.

12 Smart Post-Holiday Moves

Holiday spending may have turned your finances into a mess. Get back on track and make the new year all about the new financial you.

10 Money Moments That Are Awkward for Everyone

Ever forget your wallet on a date? Believe it or not, there's a graceful way out of that awkward moment and these nine others, too.

5 Modern Ways to Split the Bill

Are you always the one who gets stuck covering taxes and tip when it's time to settle the tab with friends? Not anymore.

How to Organize Your Paperwork in Just 10 Minutes a Week

If your financial filing system is more "pile" than file, take heart. Learn to control your documents — and make tax time and a lot else much easier.

6 Ways to Keep Holiday Spending From Blowing Debt Repayment

The holidays are stressful enough — now add debt to the mix. Here's how to balance them both and exit the holidays on firmer financial footing.

6 Things You Should Never Do When Applying for a Credit Card

Keep your credit reputation ship-shape and you'll qualify for more — and better — credit later. Here's how.

Prioritize These 5 Bills When You're Short on Cash

Late payments happen. But for these major bills, you need to get them paid on time — or face the consequences.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out If You Miss a Payment Due Date

That bill's due date has come… and passed. How long do you have before it's "officially" late?

Pay Your Bills and 5 Other Things You Must Do Before You Leave on Vacation

Vacation's end can be a real downer. Extend your holiday by making the return home stress free with some easy, before-you-go planning.

Here's What to Do If You Can't Pay Your Bills On Time

You're a day late and a dollar short — it happens. But when late bill payments become a problem, it's time to face the issue head on.

5 Ways to Avoid Expensive Phone Charges When Traveling

Data roaming charges can ruin a travel budget, but you still need to be connected. Cut through the tangle of global data with some simple fixes.

10 Things People Without Debt Do

Debt is not a fact of life. Learn from the lifestyles of those who break free and get on track to following them out of the hole.

7 Ways to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

It might be time for better credit terms. With a little planning, you can negotiate your way to lower credit card interest rates.

What Net Neutrality Means For Your Wallet

Whether you're for or against net neutrality, the new rules covering Internet service could affect your finances. Find out what it may cost you.