Money & Credit

  • Which bills should you pay first when you're strapped for cash?

      

    When you're behind on bills and don't have a lot of money, it can be a frightening experience. According to a December survey from Magnify Money, 49% of Americans have less...

  • 18 foods that are breaking your grocery budget

      

    Editor's note: Lauren Greutman is a blogger and contributor for ClarkHoward.com. Trying to come up with a grocery list on a budget can be hard at first!  When I first started learning...

  • Fidelity's 2% cash-back card moves from American Express to Visa

      

    The best credit card offer in America is about to make a move from American Express to Visa. Low-cost investment house offers best card When new credit card rules went into effect six years...

  • Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid

      

    For most Americans, it's pretty safe to say that a house will be the biggest purchase you'll make in your lifetime -- and a mortgage will be the biggest debt you'll ever carry. So...

  • 7 things debt-free people never do

      

    Are you ready to become debt free? People who are debt-free often have a completely different mindset than those who carry debt.  It's never too late to turn things...

  • IRS computer systems hit by 'hardware failure'

      

    The IRS reported a "hardware failure" Wednesday afternoon. It didn’t explain how or why the problem occurred, only that it affected several systems, including the online filing...

  • 5 steps to avoid living a Groundhog Day in your finances

      

    According to Groundhog.org, Phil the groundhog predicted an early spring for 2016 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, this morning. Phil did not see his shadow!  In celebration of...

  • New refinance options can reduce your student loans by thousands

      

    When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your student loans? If it's been a while, now is the time.  Here's why: you could be saving a whole lot of money without even...

  • Little-known tip that can reduce your tax bill by over $1,000

      

    It's tax season again -- and we know that that means: If you've reduced your withholding so the IRS doesn't get a free loan on your money, you might owe a little on your taxes. Or...

  • Avoid credit cards with these kind of fees

      

    Today’s credit cards come with fees that can add up fast. But you can avoid them if you’re careful. Here’s how

  • Beware of unscrupulous tax preparers who want Obamacare penalty in cash

      

    Here we are on the first day of February! Today marks the first week that many people are starting in earnest to get their income tax filed. But beware of this scam when you're working with...

  • Not even NFL experts can make money betting on football

      

    The Super Bowl is this Sunday and it is the biggest gambling event of the year. But before you put down any money on the big game, I want you to know just how difficult it is to win at betting on...

  • How much are you worth to Facebook?

      

    Have you ever wondered how much money Facebook makes off of you?  Since revealing its earnings for 2015, the company said that it made an average of $3.73 off of each of its more than...

  • The 21 careers with the largest salary growth potential

      

    As the old adage goes, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” For anyone not fully satisfied with their current salary, this saying can inspire hope. Many young...

  • Top 20 work-from-home companies for 2016

      

    Whether you're on the hunt for a full-time job or simply just looking for ways to pick up some extra cash, opportunities to work-from-home are on the rise!  Jobs that...