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5 Money Moves to Make When It's Too Hot to Go Outside

Too hot to do anything productive? Think again! Give some of these summer money moves a try.

Do You Need Credit Monitoring to Protect Your Credit?

With data breaches everywhere you turn, credit monitoring seems like a smart thing to get. But do you really need it?

8 Money Mistakes at 20 That Will Land You in Debt by 30

We all make mistakes in our 20s — but these money mishaps could lead you straight to your debt-ridden 30s.

7 Things That Affect Your Car Insurance Rates

Is your ride costing you big-time in auto insurance premiums? These surprising factors may be to blame.

6 Ways to Boost Your Partner's Bad Credit Without Risking Your Own

You love your partner. Now you just need to get them to love their credit.

Does Your Teenager Really Need a Credit Card?

Does your teenager actually need a credit card? Probably.

5 Money Accomplishments You Should Be Proud Of

Don't beat yourself up over the financial challenges ahead. Be proud of what you've already accomplished.

How to Get Your First Credit Card and Build Credit

You're officially an adult and now you have your own credit card! Here's how to build credit the right way.

10 Signs You're No Longer a Personal Finance Rookie

Are you still trying to get ahead of the personal finance game? Well, you may be doing a whole lot better than you think.

8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Credit Counselor

Credit counselors can help solve credit and debt management issues, but be sure to ask plenty of questions before you hire one. Some are more expensive than others.

5-Minute Finance: Checking Your Credit Score

Do you know your credit score? You should — and it only takes five minutes to find out.

How to Fight Back Against Mortgage Discrimination

Several big banks have been accused of unfairly lending to minority borrowers. Here's how to see if your lender is playing fair.

8 Ways to Build Your Financial Self Esteem

Feeling down about money can keep us from taking smart financial steps. Go for these small wins and get back in the game.

5 Signs You're Ready to Sell Your House

The housing market is red-hot. But are you truly ready to sell?

Need Business Credit? Build Your Personal Credit First

It's not easy for entrepreneurs to borrow without giving a personal guarantee.

6 Ways to Get Financially Fit for Homebuying Season

Ready to take the plunge on your dream home? Before you hit the housing market, do a little financial fine-tuning of your own.

This Is Why Your Credit Limit Was Lowered

Your credit limit is not a fixed number. If it went down, here's why.

5 Surefire Ways to Maintain a Good Credit Score in Retirement

You relied on good credit to see you through to retirement — don't put those good financial habits aside just yet!

Re-Age Your Credit Card Debt to Protect Your Credit Score

Re-aging your credit can be good or bad depending on the circumstances. Learn when you want your credit re-aged and how to make it happen.

5 Reasons Why Your Credit Score Dropped Out of the Blue

Not sure why your credit score took a tumble? It might be one of these not-so-obvious reasons.