Money & Credit

  • How to improve your credit score

      

    Your credit score impacts nearly every aspect of your financial life, including the interest rates you pay on things like a mortgage, car loan, insurance, and it can even impact your job these...

  • 12 things your homeowners insurance probably doesn't cover

      

    Do you know exactly what your homeowners insurance policy would cover in the event of an accident or catastrophe? Unexpected things happen all the time, so if you don't know, you need to find...

  • Managing your money the old-fashioned way

      

    I keep reading about how people who can't handle their money by themselves have come up with a "scared straight" kind of way that works for them. It's a real throwback to a...

  • The alarming reason so many Americans are working past age 65

      

    Seniors in America are delaying retirement, and it's not necessarily because they want to. Almost 20% of those over age 65 are working, the highest percentage since the 1960s, according to USA...

  • 5 TV shows and films that have important money lessons

      

    TV gets a bad rap for setting unrealistic expectations for lifestyle and spending, and for the most part it's well deserved. After all, no one on Friends ever seemed to go to work, yet they...

  • What to do with your money when you get your first real job

      

    You’ve done it. You’ve graduated from college – or high school – and gotten your first “real” job with a decent paycheck. No more surviving on 10 hours a week...

  • Banks collect $14 billion from this one fee (but you can avoid paying it)

      

    If you've ever been hit with an overdraft fee on your personal checking account, you'll probably never forget it. The Center for Responsible Lending found that banks collect $14 billion...

  • Apps to start investing from your smartphone

      

    Banks have been offering ways to help consumers save a few bucks here and there with automated savings programs for years. But there's now a way for you to take your spare-change savings...

  • 5 things to know about Sports Authority’s closing sale

      

    Sports Authority has officially started its liquidation sale, but don’t expect the best deals right away. Amid bankruptcy, the chain will close its 463 stores, court documents...

  • How much to save each month to have $1 million in retirement

      

    Years ago, Clark popped up a chart on his website that showed how a 15-year-old teenager could save just $2,000 a year for 7 years. And then, never saving another penny again, the money would grow...

  • Walmart to end in-store price matching at 500 stores

      

    Walmart is getting rid of its in-store price matching at 500 stores.  While the retailer is not disclosing the affected stores, Walmart said it plans to rollback prices on thousands...

  • Are cheap sunglasses bad for your eyes?

      

    If you have a habit of losing sunglasses – or maybe even sitting on them – you probably don’t want to spend a lot of money to keep replacing them. But do those $10...

  • 6 money tips for parents

      

    If you've got kids, you know there's always a need for info about more ways to save money and protect your family! These tips are written to help parents who have kids of varying ages...

  • A simple way to pay off your most expensive credit card debt

      

    A new smartphone app launching this week claims it can help you be smarter about managing your credit card debt. Here’s what you should know about it. How it...

  • This is how a man got a $200 airline cancellation fee waived

      

    If you’ve ever had to cancel a non-refundable trip at the last minute -- usually you’re stuck. But Alex Hamberger of Buffalo, New York, decided to make a dramatic, witty appeal to...