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What Happens to Your Debt After You Die?

Add debt to the short list of life's certainties (alongside death and taxes). Since you can't take it with you, where does it go?

The Self-Employed Person's Guide to Getting Credit

Being self-employed is amazing — until you find yourself struggling to get financing. These tips will have lenders loving you.

15 Personal Finance Calculators Everyone Should Use

Personal finance is best handled with numbers — accurate numbers. These great online calculators have you covered, no math skills required.

5-Day Debt Reduction Plan: Add It Up

It's Day Two of your plan to tackle debt reduction. Time to ditch the excuses, break out the calculator, and make a game plan.

Never Borrow Money for These 5 Buys

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.

5 Moves to Make If Your Loan Gets Denied

Your lender stamped a big fat "No" on your loan application. No sweat — make these moves, and "Yes" will follow.

How to Do Money Like a Grown-Up

Say goodbye to the messy money matters of your youth. It's time your money sat at the grown-ups table.

9 Financial Moves You Will Always Regret

Life is best lived with no regrets. But if you make these money moves, you’re sure to have a few.

The Fed Raised Rates — Then Something Weird Happened

The Fed raised its benchmark rate last December and — almost nothing changed? Now, just why, exactly?

5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Wishes You Knew

If only you knew! Real estate agents everywhere want you clued in to these basic home-buying and selling facts.

5 Things Lenders Look For in a Loan Application

Ready to make a house a home? Get a leg up on a mortgage application by knowing what lenders are looking for.

6 Ways Peer Lending Can Boost Your Wallet

Traditional bankers are so passé. Alt financiers can help you get your project off the ground or help you invest — and the market is only growing.

3 Terrible Things Foreclosure Does to Your Credit

A foreclosure stings, but you can rebuild. Here's what it will do to your credit, and the steps to take to get it back.

8 Signs You've Crossed From "Healthy" Debt to "Problem" Debt

There's a razor-thin line between "healthy" debt and a big financial problem debt. Have you crossed it?

Speed Past Car Debt With This Simple Timing Trick

Satisfy your craving for that new car smell and get your household out of vehicle debt by staggering new car purchases every six years.

6 Important Things You Need to Know About the Housing Market in 2016

Whether it's your dream to own a home, or you already own your dream home, catch up on what's coming for the market this year.

Ask These 4 Important Questions Before Signing Any Loan

Before taking on any new debt, ask yourself these four questions. Are you ready for the financial commitment?

6 Smart Auto Finance Options

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.

This Is How Much the Fed's Interest Rate Hike Might Cost You

The Fed is raising benchmark rates for the first time since 2008's economic meltdown. Here's how this move will affect borrowers.

6 Things You Should Never Do When Applying for a Credit Card

Keep your credit reputation ship-shape and you'll qualify for more — and better — credit later. Here's how.