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Mortgage Application Declined? Here’s How to Respond

If your mortgage application was declined, there's still hope! Take these five simple steps to get back on track.

5 Appraisal Facts That Could Save You Big Money

A low appraisal may cost you a home loan or sale. Check out these tips on getting the appraisal you need.

How to Simultaneously Buy and Sell a House

Buying and selling a house simultaneously? Review this 14-step checklist — or risk getting shut out.

11 Small Ways to Make Your Mom Happy

Easy and frugal ways to bring a big smile to your mother's face.

Capital One 360: A Competitive Banking Option

CapOne 360 is a great option for those looking for low fees and great interest rates!

7 Ways Auto-Payments Can Screw You

Auto-pay can be a convenient way to pay for regularly billed goods and services. As with other conveniences, that benefit comes at a price.

Read This to Maximize Your Rewards and Cash Back This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping can batter your budget. Take maximum advantage of credit card reward programs to ease the spending pain.

How Cash Rewards Credit Cards Really Work

Confused by the proliferating credit card rewards programs? Find out what terms to avoid — and which ones will really save you money.

11 Ways Your Credit Card Will Save You Money While Holiday Shopping

For responsible cardholders who pay off balances every month, buying with plastic can mean real savings on gifts and much more.

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Data Breaches

Seems like big credit card data heists happen every week. Protect your credit and your identity with some common sense security.

Never Use Cash for These 11 Things

Living the cash-only lifestyle can be good for your budget — except when it isn't. Learn why some purchases are best made on credit.

How One Inspiring Saver Found True Love, Shook Off Debt Denial, and Paid Off $123,000

In today's debt story, a young dentist fixes his bad "debt-al" hygiene with help from his future wife — and some smart saving choices.

This One Ratio Is the Key to a Good Credit Score

Understanding this key credit scoring ratio may be the secret to unlocking a higher credit score. The math is simple, and so is the strategy.

10 Signs You Ought to Get Another Credit Card

Another what!? Yep, responsibly maintaining several credit accounts is good for your financial health. Know when to apply for your next.

The 8 Weirdest Cases of Credit Card Theft

While credit card theft is no joke, from time to time those thefts (and those post-theft purchases) are entertaining. And often weird.

73 Easy Ways to Save Money Today

Accelerate your debt retirement by redirecting current spending to repaying old bills. Lots of little savings here and there add up fast!

The World's 4 Biggest Credit Card Scams

Credit card scammers never rest. Learn about four of the most notorious credit card scams — and what you can do to protect you and your credit.

Are You Paying These 6 Unfair Banking Fees?

Fees here, fees there, banking fees everywhere. Cut the expense of banking and other financial services by shopping smart and choosing fee-free.

6 Pieces of Credit Card Tech That Will Blow Your Mind

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.

15 Airport Hacks From Professional Travelers

From where to shower to skipping security lines, discover the best airport tricks and secrets from 10 of the world's most frequent (and frugal) travelers.