A bankruptcy can sting, but it just may be the lifeline your finances need.
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Most of us can't afford to pay cash for a new or used car. Finding the right auto financing is easier than you think.
Keep your credit reputation ship-shape and you'll qualify for more — and better — credit later. Here's how.
Stash your cash. If you stay on budget, credit cards really are a good bet for smart, simple, and safe spending.
Multiple generations living under one roof is becoming more common. Keep the family peace by planning for some of the potential pitfalls.
Your 20s are exciting — but also the time to get your finances straight for the decades to follow. Make these smart money moves before it's too late.
Frivolous use of credit cards is a good way to slip into debt, but if used wisely, plastic can boost your credit and help your finances. Here's how.
Depending on why a mortgage is denied, disappointed homebuyers often still have a shot at homeownership. Find out how to go from no to yes.
You know you should be reviewing your credit report annually. When you do, these are the credit dangers to look for.
A credit score in the 700s is pretty good and the rewards are nice. But for those few who crack 800? The financial world is their oyster.
Usually you're better off shredding all those credit card offers that come in the mail. Find out when to break out the letter opener instead.
Sometimes it makes sense to get a card with an annual fee, because the perks and rewards are worth it. Check out these best credit cards that make the cut.
Depending on your debt situation, a peer-to-peer loan may be an affordable — and sensible — way to retire debt. Here's what you should consider.
Keeping up with the Joneses is not the only sign of creeping lifestyle inflation. How many of these signs of profligacy do you recognize?
Credit card fraudsters respect no one, not even the leader of the free world. Find out how to protect your identity in this week's look back.
There's a lot more to a credit report than just the score. Find out what the bureaus know about you — and how you can improve your credit.
Saving is hard, but chances are, if you're doing any of this stuff with your money, you're not saving at all.
Consumer credit is a wonderful convenience. It can also be a terrible burden. Learn to identify the signs of a burdensome credit relationship.
Get ready to replace your old credit cards with new tech that promises to make paying with plastic easier — and more secure — than ever before.
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