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
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
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
Using a Construction Loan to Build Your Retirement Dream Home
retirement

Using a Construction Loan to Build Your Retirement Dream Home

Construction loans operate a little differently than a typical home mortgage, so you need to know a couple of things: like what's the difference betwe…
October 24, 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
How You Can 'TAP' into Home Equity to Help Keep Your Retirement Stable
real estate

How You Can 'TAP' into Home Equity to Help Keep Your Retirement Stable

When used judiciously, a home equity line of credit, or HELOC, can be a tool to help retirees control their taxes and can serve as a potential backsto…
October 8, 2019
Unconventional Mortgage Loans Are Making a Comeback
loans

Unconventional Mortgage Loans Are Making a Comeback

Lenders are making it easier to get loans, but a repeat of the housing crisis isn’t in the cards.
October 3, 2019
Should a Widow Pay Off Her Mortgage?
real estate

Should a Widow Pay Off Her Mortgage?

For some people who lose their spouse, it could make perfect sense. For others, not so much. Here's how to judge what could be a prudent approach in t…
September 5, 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
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
The 11 Best ETFs to Buy for Portfolio Protection
recession

The 11 Best ETFs to Buy for Portfolio Protection

The stock market took a gut punch recently as a number of on-again, off-again headwinds started to blow at the same time.
August 29, 2019
Now Is a Good Time to Refinance
interest rates

Now Is a Good Time to Refinance

You may benefit even if you can’t reduce your mortgage rate by a full percentage point.
August 1, 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
The Bank of Mom and Pop: The Benefits Afforded by Intrafamily Lending
loans

The Bank of Mom and Pop: The Benefits Afforded by Intrafamily Lending

Sometimes skipping the costs and hassles of commercial bank loans can make perfect sense, saving the borrower some money and helping the lender with t…
July 3, 2019
What You Need to Know About the Shadow Banking System Now
banking

What You Need to Know About the Shadow Banking System Now

There's a chance that you may have a loan with a "shadow bank" and not even know it. What exactly are shadow banks, and what risks and rewards do they…
June 21, 2019
Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Financial Test
retirement

Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Financial Test

For the first time, borrowers will have to prove they can handle the ongoing property costs to qualify for a reverse mortgage.
June 11, 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
debt

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
Smart Ways to Give (or Lend) Money to Family
spending

Smart Ways to Give (or Lend) Money to Family

Keep good records, and don’t hand over money you can’t afford to lose.
June 6, 2019
High-Earning Millennials Have a Surprising Student Debt Problem
college

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