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6 Things You Might Miss in Your Credit Card's Fine Print

Did you read the fine print before you signed up for that credit card? You should have: What you don't know might hurt you.

7 Things Your Credit Report Does NOT Include

Your credit reports may be handy snapshots of your financial health, but they don't show the whole picture. Find out what's missing.

When Does Your Credit Card Start Charging Interest on a Purchase?

There's a lot that goes into a credit card's interest rate. The most important thing you need to know is when you'll be charged for it.

How to Handle a Sudden Loss of Income

Don't let a sudden loss of income cause financial paralysis. Take these smart steps to handle the situation and minimize the damage.

5 Monthly Bills That Vary Based on Your Credit Behavior

Your credit score carries a lot of weight in your financial life. It can even impact your monthly bills.

How Long Does it Take Break Even With a Home ReFi?

Refinancing your mortgage can be a sound financial move. But how do you figure out when you'll break even? Let's crunch numbers.

6 Smart Reasons to Pay Your Credit Card Bill Before It's Due

You don't have to wait until the due date to pay your credit card bill. In fact, there are benefits to paying early.

8 Biggest Regrets of New Homeowners

Buying your first home should be a happy occasion, so don't end up kicking yourself by making these homebuying blunders.

Should You Ever Consider a Balloon Mortgage?

A balloon mortgage has its upsides, but it sure leaves a lot up in the air.

How to Make Ends Meet When You're House Poor

Home is meant to be a haven. If it's leaving you racked with debt (and stress), it's time to consider these options.

11 Good Money Habits That Will Keep You Out of Debt

If you live life following these good money habits, you'll never find yourself facing debt.

Is Bitcoin Still a Thing?

Bitcoin hit its highest valuation in 2013, and is less than half that today. Is there a future for the volatile cryptocurrency?

How to Build Credit Without Using Credit Cards

You need to build your credit history, but you want to do it without traditional credit cards. Okay! Here's where you can start.

The Surprising Reasons Your Fixed-Rate Mortgage Payment Could Rise

They say nothing is set in stone, and your monthly mortgage payment is no exception. Plan ahead for these possible house payment price hikes.

6 Mobile Payment Tools You Should Start Using Today

Everything else has gone digital, why not your credit cards? Check out these mobile payment tools you can start using today — and leave your wallet at home.

Always Use Cash for These 5 Things

Nothing's easier for paying than swiping plastic, but cash is still king, and sometimes it'll save you some money, too.