10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement
retirement

10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement

We spend a lot of time worrying about running out of cash in retirement. But you might be surprised to see some of the things you'll find yourself spe…
February 25, 2021
Refer a Friend to Your Bank or Credit Card—and Reap Rewards
Making Your Money Last

Refer a Friend to Your Bank or Credit Card—and Reap Rewards

Some major card issuers are giving referral bonuses to eligible cardholders.
January 27, 2021
6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Second Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Second Stimulus Check

If you don't have to use your second stimulus check for basic necessities, consider putting the money to work for you. You'll thank yourself later.
December 28, 2020
Kids and Money: Boost Your Child's Future Credit Score
Raising Money-Smart Kids

Kids and Money: Boost Your Child's Future Credit Score

Naming your child as an authorized user on your credit card can be a great way to set them up with a healthy credit report.
December 26, 2020
Best Cards for Balance Transfers
Smart Buying

Best Cards for Balance Transfers

Credit card issuers still offering balance transfers have tightened their approval standards.
December 16, 2020

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Great Cards for Holiday Shopping
credit cards

Great Cards for Holiday Shopping

The branded card of a retailer you are loyal to may have strong rewards.
October 29, 2020
Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More
banking

Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More

We crunched a lot of numbers (and ran a survey) to crown top firms for their service on banking, credit cards, mortgages, and home and auto insurance.…
October 22, 2020
2 Credit Card Gotchas to Watch Out For
credit cards

2 Credit Card Gotchas to Watch Out For

After an infuriating wake-up call with her own credit card company, one financial services consultant wants consumers to know something: It’s smart to…
October 20, 2020
10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet
Scams

10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

Storing your passport book or card, a spare key, or any of these other important items in your wallet leaves you open to identity theft -- or worse.
October 9, 2020
6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check
Tax Breaks

6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check

If you don't have to use your stimulus check for basic necessities, consider putting the money to work for you. You'll thank yourself later.
July 30, 2020
Travel Rewards Cards Offer New Perks
Travel

Travel Rewards Cards Offer New Perks

Credit card issuers expand benefits to justify the annual fees.
July 30, 2020
Rewards for Cell-Phone Customers
Smart Buying

Rewards for Cell-Phone Customers

Some major cell-phone companies offer options worth checking out.
July 22, 2020
8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
Tax Breaks

8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Since this year's tax deadline was pushed back to July 15, many people just recently filed their tax return. That means there are a lot of tax refunds…
July 17, 2020
52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020
spending

52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020

With a special nod to those of you spending more time at home, we found dozens of deals and discounts, plus ways to save (or make) money.
June 6, 2020
Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits
credit & debt

Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits

If you haven’t used a card in awhile, make a small purchase with it to keep it open. It’s good for your credit score.
June 4, 2020
Which Rewards Credit Card Is Right for You?
credit & debt

Which Rewards Credit Card Is Right for You?

Kiplinger's contributing editor Lisa Gerstner joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to chat about the best rewards credit card picks for every ty…
May 18, 2020
The Best Rewards Credit Cards for You, 2020
credit & debt

The Best Rewards Credit Cards for You, 2020

Our top picks offer cash back or points you can use to buy groceries and other everyday items -- or add to your rainy-day fund.
May 1, 2020
3 Great Low-Rate Credit Cards
credit & debt

3 Great Low-Rate Credit Cards

If you're focused on finding a card with a minimal interest rate rather than one with stellar rewards, here are top contenders.
April 30, 2020
6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check
spending

6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check

The $2 trillion stimulus package agreed upon by lawmakers and the White House will, among other things, provide a direct payment of $1,200 to millions…
April 15, 2020
The Pandemic Gives Borrowers a Break on Rates
credit & debt

The Pandemic Gives Borrowers a Break on Rates

Low rates reduce the cost of mortgages and other loans.
April 3, 2020
7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores
credit score

7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores

Want to improve your credit score?
March 12, 2020
Changes Are Coming to Your Credit Score
credit & debt

Changes Are Coming to Your Credit Score

FICO’s newest model takes a long-term look at how you’ve managed credit.
March 5, 2020
The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2019
credit cards

The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2019

We've picked the cards that will give you the biggest payback for the way you spend.
February 25, 2020
70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free
savings

70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Only one thing beats getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free.
February 19, 2020
Credit vs. Debit Smackdown!
spending

Credit vs. Debit Smackdown!

Kiplinger.com general manager Robert Long joins the podcast to debate the merits of credit and debit cards. Plus, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey bre…
January 27, 2020