The difference between 10 years of interest and 30 of interest years can be tremendous, but the decision isn't easy. How long should a mortgage be?
It's hard to get by without a credit card or two. They're convenient and critical to building credit — as long as you avoid some common mistakes.
It might be time for better credit terms. With a little planning, you can negotiate your way to lower credit card interest rates.
The convenience of paying with plastic can sometimes lead to trouble. Here's what to do if you've maxed out your credit cards.
With so many banks — and credit unions! — vying for your business, it can be hard to choose. Here's how to find the bank that works for you.
Interest rates may be on the rise. Here's how you can take advantage.
If you're fighting to reduce your credit card debt, a balance transfer card can be a powerful tool. Read this list to find the best card for you.
Despite a bad reputation, adjustable-rate mortgages are making a comeback. Learn why an ARM might be the right choice for you.
Private student loans may look like a good way to fund your education, but there are a few things you should know before you sign the paperwork.
Getting a 15-year mortgage might seem like a no-brainer — it means you'll spend less overall — but there are good reasons to consider a 30-year as well.
Five or six years ago it was easy to find a savings account that paid 4% or 5%. Today, 1% or less is the norm. What happened?
We often focus on what is most pressing with our finances. But if you take a day off to do some long-term work, you can save hundreds of dollars a year.
When savings rates are below the inflation rate, it's easy to delude yourself into thinking you shouldn't save. That's a bad idea.
A carefully considered purchase is a wise purchase. On the other end of the spectrum? Meet Dan and his not-so-new flat-screen TV.
If you're planning to lease a new (or new-to-you) car, follow this advice to make sure you're factoring in all the costs and getting a car you truly can afford.
What's an easy way to have less debt? Return money you don't need. In federal loan lingo, it's called "canceling" your loan, and it can save you a lot.
If you're trying to pay off a stack of debts, the snowball method can give you the motivation you need to knock them all out. Learn how.
If you're feeling ho-hum about saving while interest rates hover around 1%, discover why current interest rates don’t dictate your average return over time.
If you don't feel like you're saving enough money, there's probably one thing stopping you — you. Learn how to get over the excuses and start saving.
You could reach for yield by taking on more risk, or you could suck it up and wait for rates to go up. If you prefer to wait, consider I-Bonds.
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