Which Debt Is ‘Good Debt’ and Which Is ‘Bad Debt’?
debt management

Which Debt Is ‘Good Debt’ and Which Is ‘Bad Debt’?

Not all debts are created equal. Some help you get ahead. Others should be avoided at all costs. Here’s how to tell the difference and how to handle y…
November 25, 2020
Strategies to Tackle Debt
Coronavirus and Your Money

Strategies to Tackle Debt

Millions of Americans facing furloughs and layoffs turned to credit cards to stay afloat. Here’s how to get out from under burgeoning balances.
November 24, 2020
Give Your Budget Some Love
Budgeting

Give Your Budget Some Love

Think of it as a flexible tool to prioritize—and achieve—your goals.
November 17, 2020
Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity
Budgeting

Retirees, Make the Most of Your Home Equity

A home equity loan or home equity line of credit may be perfect for your retirement finances. But don't delay; a fee increase is coming.
November 2, 2020
How to Play Defense on Your Debt – Even in an Economic Downturn
debt management

How to Play Defense on Your Debt – Even in an Economic Downturn

For anyone with debt to their name, right now could be a great time to take advantage of unique opportunities to either refinance, pay off or even dra…
October 22, 2020

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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…
September 16, 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
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
Millennials Face Their Second Recession
Making Your Money Last

Millennials Face Their Second Recession

Forty percent of millennials say the pandemic will likely cause them to delay payments on their debts. Does that include you? Time to take action.
June 4, 2020
10 Things You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy
bankruptcy

10 Things You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

If you're struggling to pay your bills and thinking about filing for bankruptcy, there are a few things you should know before taking that big step.
May 15, 2020
9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly
savings

9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly

The $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is providing a $1,200 check for millions of Americans.
May 6, 2020
Economic Aid for Millennials: Stimulus Checks, Student Loan Relief and More
savings

Economic Aid for Millennials: Stimulus Checks, Student Loan Relief and More

The coronavirus pandemic is killing our economy, and millennials are being hit particularly hard.
May 6, 2020
Interest Rates at Zero
credit & debt

Interest Rates at Zero

Bankrate.com's Greg McBride joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey for a discussion on the repercussions of a prolonged period of low interest rat…
May 4, 2020
Yes, It Is Possible to File Bankruptcy on Student Loans
college

Yes, It Is Possible to File Bankruptcy on Student Loans

Here's the story of one lawyer who did it herself. This strategy is not right for everyone, and there is a very high standard that must be met. But fo…
May 4, 2020
Spending Your Stimulus Check? Pay Yourself First
retirement

Spending Your Stimulus Check? Pay Yourself First

Stimulus checks are hitting bank accounts, and many people already have plans for their money. But before you start spending, first take a closer look…
April 29, 2020
13 Frugal Habits of the Super Rich and Famous
savings

13 Frugal Habits of the Super Rich and Famous

Becoming wealthy and staying that way takes a certain level of discipline.
April 21, 2020
15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus
home

15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings, or accelerate your flagging 401(k) as we hunker down to ward off…
April 21, 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
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
Good Debt, Bad Debt: Knowing the Difference
credit & debt

Good Debt, Bad Debt: Knowing the Difference

It’s often smart to borrow to boost your income and your assets.
March 6, 2020
A Penalty-Free Route To Tap an IRA
retirement

A Penalty-Free Route To Tap an IRA

The SEPP strategy lets IRA owners avoid the early-withdrawal penalty by taking equal payments for at least five years or until the owner turns 59½.
March 6, 2020
Intrafamily Loans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
loans

Intrafamily Loans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Before you lend a family member money, make sure you understand how these loans work. There's a minimum interest rate that must be charged, for exampl…
March 3, 2020
How to Escape the Debt Dilemma
credit & debt

How to Escape the Debt Dilemma

Have more debt than money saved for retirement? You can pay that debt and build savings, too.
February 28, 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
How to Get Off the Hamster Wheel of Debt
credit & debt

How to Get Off the Hamster Wheel of Debt

Yes, you can pay off your debt and start building wealth. It all starts with determining which debts are "bad" and which ones are "good."
January 8, 2020