It takes hard work to give your credit score a kick in the pants. Don't sabotage it with these five screw-ups.
Put the scissors down! If you haven't taken these critical credit card steps, don't cut up your plastic just yet.
Try as we might, we just can't stop trying to keep up with the Joneses. Or can we?
You dream of kissing the renters' life goodbye, but not so fast. You might not be ready to be a homeowner just yet.
High credit card debt and a low credit score are thought of as the proverbial nail in the personal finance coffin. Not so! It really isn't the end of the world.
Personal finance is best handled with numbers — accurate numbers. These great online calculators have you covered, no math skills required.
You really, really want it... and oh, that credit offer just looks so tempting! But be forewarned — you'll regret it if you buy it.
For better or worse, marriage means learning how to manage money with a partner.
When your credit card starts burning a hole in your pocket, it's time to re-think the convenience of carrying plastic.
The Internet abounds with credit card horror stories. But if you're responsible, plastic can be fantastic!
Your lender stamped a big fat "No" on your loan application. No sweat — make these moves, and "Yes" will follow.
Use the dollars you're saving at the pump these days to drive your investments rather than your car. It really adds up!
Buying a home for the first time can be super stressful. Get your finances move-in ready before you start your hunt, and it'll go easier than you expect.
That hefty credit card bill finding it's way to your mailbox is packing a punch — and to more than just your wallet.
A huge percentage of Millennials move back home with Mom and Dad. These money moves will help them get their financial footing.
When the IRS decides to smack you with an audit, what's the worst that can happen? You're wise not to try to cheat the taxman.
If you could hop in a time machine, chances are you'd visit your younger, less responsible self to share some advice about smart credit card use.
Being frugal isn't a fad, it's a way of life — and a simple one at that. Cut through the clutter to the rules at the heart of frugal living.
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.
From sourcing vintage car parts to freelance photography, Max Wong is tackling her budget challenge by conjuring jobs out of thin air.
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