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!
Budgeting

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
Does Your Credit Card Measure Up?
credit & debt

Does Your Credit Card Measure Up?

Knowing your card’s mechanics can help you avoid high rates and fees.
December 30, 2019
Retirees, Reward Yourself With a Cash Back Card
retirement

Retirees, Reward Yourself With a Cash Back Card

The holiday season is a good time to pick a card that will reward you with cash back on a percentage of the dollars you spend.
December 18, 2019
The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017
credit & debt

The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017

Rewards credit cards keep getting more and more rewarding.
December 17, 2019
5 Ways to Max Out Your Credit Card Rewards
credit & debt

5 Ways to Max Out Your Credit Card Rewards

Play your cards right and a first-class flight, luxe hotel suite or a pile of cash can be yours.
November 1, 2019
10 Reasons You're Still Broke
savings

10 Reasons You're Still Broke

You have a job, maybe even a good one, but your paychecks never seem to stretch as far as you think they should and ends never quite seem to meet.
October 25, 2019
10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt
debt

10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt

Buried under a pile of past-due bills? Follow these tips to pay off what you owe and get yourself back on firm financial footing.
October 23, 2019
12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire
investing

12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire

Wealthy people usually aren't born that way.
October 22, 2019
Federal Bank Holidays 2019: Is My Bank Open on Veterans Day?
banking

Federal Bank Holidays 2019: Is My Bank Open on Veterans Day?

Find out if your bank is likely to be open in 2019 on New Year's Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day…
October 15, 2019
How to Build a Credit History
credit & debt

How to Build a Credit History

Credit newbies can take advantage of both tried-and-true methods and new alternatives.
October 7, 2019
Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?
credit & debt

Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?

The convenience can come at a steep cost. But there are options.
October 3, 2019
17 Consumer Staples Stocks to Take the Edge Off Your Portfolio
stocks

17 Consumer Staples Stocks to Take the Edge Off Your Portfolio

Consumer staples stocks have largely fallen off the radar in recent months.
September 18, 2019
Tips for Dealing with Debt in Retirement
debt

Tips for Dealing with Debt in Retirement

Savvy financial moves and strategic belt-tightening can tame even the most fearsome debt loads and help put retirees' golden years back in the black.
August 30, 2019
Battle the Credit Bureaus ... and Win
credit & debt

Battle the Credit Bureaus ... and Win

Whether you’re contesting an error or combating fraud, use our guide to give yourself the best shot at success.
August 29, 2019
The College Debit Card Trap
credit & debt

The College Debit Card Trap

High fees can make branded cards a bad deal.
August 1, 2019
Credit Card Perks Are Being Squeezed
credit & debt

Credit Card Perks Are Being Squeezed

It pays to shop around to find which companies still offer the best perks.
August 1, 2019
Capital One Data Breach: 5 Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Fraud
credit & debt

Capital One Data Breach: 5 Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Fraud

Be proactive to protect your sensitive personal information from scammers.
August 1, 2019
Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Need to Know
credit & debt

Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Need to Know

Answers to consumers' most pressing questions about preventing identity theft and protecting their credit reports after the massive credit-bureau hack…
August 1, 2019