15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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
Reach Your Money Goals in 2020 with a Financial Bucket List
retirement

Reach Your Money Goals in 2020 with a Financial Bucket List

To get started, here are four must-do items to add to your list before you retire.
December 26, 2019
Till Debt Do We Part: The Golden Years Are Tarnishing
retirement

Till Debt Do We Part: The Golden Years Are Tarnishing

Too many seniors today are weighed down with tremendous debt loads, but there are helping hands available. Check out these resources for assistance wi…
December 4, 2019
The 4 Most Common Retirement Mistakes Millennials Make with Money
retirement

The 4 Most Common Retirement Mistakes Millennials Make with Money

Luckily, there's plenty of time for you to recover from these all-too-common financial blunders.
November 29, 2019
7 Ways to Retire Without a Mortgage
retirement

7 Ways to Retire Without a Mortgage

Admit it: Whether you're 35 or 65, the prospect of retiring without a mortgage is an attractive one.
November 22, 2019
Yes, You Can Buy a Home, Start a Family AND Pay Off Your Student Loans
Paying for College

Yes, You Can Buy a Home, Start a Family AND Pay Off Your Student Loans

From loan forgiveness, to expedited payments and income-adjusted payments, there are strategies available to get a grip on overwhelming student debt.
November 20, 2019
10 Reasons You're Still Broke
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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
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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
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12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire

Wealthy people usually aren't born that way.
October 22, 2019
Protecting Retirement Accounts from Creditors
IRAs

Protecting Retirement Accounts from Creditors

Degrees of legal protection differ for 401(k)s and IRAs.
September 3, 2019
Tips for Dealing with Debt in Retirement
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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
Wipe Out Debt, One Step at a Time
credit & debt

Wipe Out Debt, One Step at a Time

Pay off debt with the highest interest first, stick to a schedule and automate payments.
July 3, 2019
"I'm Buried in Debt"
credit & debt

"I'm Buried in Debt"

To dig out, cut spending and get counseling.
June 10, 2019
Student Loans: To Solve the Problem, Understand the History
Paying for College

Student Loans: To Solve the Problem, Understand the History

It's no secret that college students today are in a bind. To avoid the pitfalls of crushing student debt, take a look at how we got into this sticky s…
June 10, 2019
Nina Olson: The Softer Side of the IRS
taxes

Nina Olson: The Softer Side of the IRS

The national taxpayer advocate, who’s retiring soon, gives frustrated taxpayers a voice.
June 6, 2019
High-Earning Millennials Have a Surprising Student Debt Problem
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High-Earning Millennials Have a Surprising Student Debt Problem

You might think that HENRYs (High Earners, Not Rich Yet) would be doing just fine after college, but they're in serious debt just like most other new …
May 29, 2019
Make the Most of Steady Interest Rates
credit & debt

Make the Most of Steady Interest Rates

The Fed is putting a pause on rate hikes. Here’s what borrowers and savers should do now.
May 10, 2019