Money & Credit

  • 7 Steps To Get Your Financial House in Order

      

    The stock market is up, the jobs report is positive and unemployment is down. Real estate prices are rising almost everywhere. Have you thought about finances lately? Here are 7 things to do...

  • Fla. Waitress Gets $1,000 Tip From 'Guardian Angels'

      

    One Florida waitress got a life-changing tip from two customers who called themselves her “guardian angels.” Kari Vanardoy was given a $1,000 tip on a $29 bill at the WingHouse...

  • Do You Know How Much Your Spouse Really Earns?

      

    In a study involving more than 1,000 couples, Fidelity Investments found more than 40 percent were wrong when they guessed how much their partner earns.  Ten percent of the respondents...

  • Banking's Wall of Shame: Is Your Institution on It?

      

    If your credit card issuer is mistreating you, or if you're having trouble with your mortgage lender, you've got a new place to turn for help. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

  • 5 Brilliant Ways to Invest an Extra $500

      

    When an extra $500 comes your way, what do you do with it? Do you put it toward debt? Head out for a good old-fashioned shopping spree? Or does it disappear into the black hole of spending that...

  • 5 Ways I Save Money That Most People Don’t Try

      

    People I meet usually have a few questions once they find out that I write about personal finance. For starters, they wonder how I got into it. Well, it really has to do with my $86,000 mortgage...

  • 5 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Spending Less

      

    Saving money is important. Everyone knows this, but few make it a habit. We all know that we need to save money, and sometimes we even set goals, but when it comes down to actually taking...

  • Free Ways To Transfer Money

      

    Looking to send money from person to person without spending a fortune? There are more options coming into the marketplace. Walmart is getting into the cash wire business with a new service...

  • How To Invest Even if You're Treading Water Financially

      

    By William Cowie of GetRichSlowly.org A 20-something acquaintance of ours recently received an inheritance of a few tens of thousands of dollars from an aunt unexpectedly. Naturally, all of us...

  • The #1 Worst Mistake You Can Make With Your 401(k)

      

    Are you guilty of making what SmartMoney  magazine once called "the dumbest investment move" in your 401(k) at work? I have never been a fan of putting retirement money in...

  • Never ignore a debt lawsuit—even if it’s not your debt

      

    The worst thing you can ever do is ignore a debt lawsuit, even if it's not your debt. Here's why.

  • How To Get an IRS Taxpayer Identity Protection PIN

      

    Georgia is among the states with the most cases of identity theft. Many people are targets around tax time with scam artists filing bogus claims under unsuspecting taxpayer names and Social...

  • Time To Ditch Debt? There's an App for That!

      

    By Kristin Wong of WisePiggy.com So you want to be debt-free, but it's taking a while to get there. Yep, the road to financial freedom can be a long and overwhelming one. We spend quite a...

  • How To Get an Automatic Pay Raise at Work Without Asking

      

    You wouldn't turn down a pay raise at work, right? Yet chances are you could be leaving free money on the table at your employer. A recent FinancialEngines.com survey finds that 1 out of...

  • App monitors your credit card for fraud charges

      

    Crooks could be adding charges to your credit cards without you knowing it. This app will help you keep track of every charge applied to your account.