Credit Freezes Aren't Foolproof
credit & debt

Credit Freezes Aren't Foolproof

Why you should still be periodically checking all three credit reports.
March 7, 2019
15 Steps to a Prosperous New Year
Retirement

15 Steps to a Prosperous New Year

January 8, 2019
New Perks for a Top Rewards Card
credit & debt

New Perks for a Top Rewards Card

The Capital One Venture Visa card gets even better with enhanced travel benefits.
January 3, 2019
11 Things Going Right as We Head Into 2019
Economic Forecasts

11 Things Going Right as We Head Into 2019

11 developments, economic and otherwise, that reveal brighter days ahead in 2019.
December 24, 2018
Lock Your Credit Card If It Goes Missing
credit & debt

Lock Your Credit Card If It Goes Missing

Locking — rather than cancelling — a card, will block purchases and other ways a thief could hurt you, while still allowing recurring payments and sim…
December 10, 2018
Retailer Data Breaches in 2018: Was Your Favorite Store Hacked?
spending

Retailer Data Breaches in 2018: Was Your Favorite Store Hacked?

Find out which retail chains have been hit and where you can go for help to protect yourself from identity theft, scams and financial fraud.
November 30, 2018
Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps
credit & debt

Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps

Freezing your accounts at the three major credit bureaus is the best way to prevent thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name.
October 16, 2018
How Consumers Can Clean Up After Equifax Disaster
business

How Consumers Can Clean Up After Equifax Disaster

Everyone needs to take precautions in today’s world of constant data breaches. Here are six steps to protect yourself.
October 8, 2018
You Can Now Freeze -- and Unfreeze -- Your Credit Report for Free
credit & debt

You Can Now Freeze -- and Unfreeze -- Your Credit Report for Free

As of September 21, credit bureaus can no longer charge you to freeze your credit reports or to lift a freeze. Here’s what you need to know to get you…
September 21, 2018
50 Quick and Easy Tips to Make and Keep More Money
savings

50 Quick and Easy Tips to Make and Keep More Money

Follow these smart moves to keep more cash in your household instead of flowing out.
September 12, 2018
Don't Sweat Small Changes in Your Credit Scores
credit & debt

Don't Sweat Small Changes in Your Credit Scores

Credit scores typically fluctuate a little from month to month, often because of changes in credit card balances. Here’s what to do when fluctuations …
June 6, 2018
4 Low-Cost, DIY Solutions to Monitoring Your Credit, Preventing ID Theft
credit & debt

4 Low-Cost, DIY Solutions to Monitoring Your Credit, Preventing ID Theft

Here's how to keep your credit intact without breaking the bank.
April 9, 2018
What's the Penalty for Canceling a Rewards Credit Card?
credit & debt

What's the Penalty for Canceling a Rewards Credit Card?

Why you might want to hold on to that account.
March 8, 2018
How to Get In on a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Equifax
credit & debt

How to Get In on a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Equifax

Here's some guidance on whether to be a part of the lawsuit or go solo.
March 8, 2018
Did You Freeze Your Credit? Watch Out for These Pitfalls
credit & debt

Did You Freeze Your Credit? Watch Out for These Pitfalls

If you put your credit reports on ice, watch out for these slippery spots.
February 1, 2018
How Your Credit Score Is Calculated
credit & debt

How Your Credit Score Is Calculated

Here's the formula for success no matter which model lenders use.
January 16, 2018
Equifax Data Breach Hit Me: Here's How I Protect Myself Now
retirement

Equifax Data Breach Hit Me: Here's How I Protect Myself Now

A financial professional who once paid Equifax to monitor his own personal information outlines the four-step plan he now uses instead to guard his id…
October 25, 2017
The Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Do
credit & debt

The Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Do

One of the gatekeepers to your most sensitive personal information was hacked, bigtime. Here’s how to protect yourself.
October 13, 2017
Fighting Identity Theft on the Dark Web
credit & debt

Fighting Identity Theft on the Dark Web

To prevent ID theft, credit card issuers monitor the dark web for your personal information.
October 4, 2017
Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze
credit & debt

Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze

Both of these allow you to protect your personal information, but one is more foolproof.
September 15, 2017
Customers Get a Break on Medical Debt
credit & debt

Customers Get a Break on Medical Debt

Consumers get more time to settle a medical bill before it harms their credit.
August 24, 2017
Best Places to Check Your Credit Reports and Credit Scores for Free
credit score

Best Places to Check Your Credit Reports and Credit Scores for Free

You can say goodbye to year-long waits and high fees to check your credit thanks to these trusted free resources.
July 24, 2017
Can You Cut Taxes You Pay on Your Social Security?
retirement

Can You Cut Taxes You Pay on Your Social Security?

If you have a moderate or low income but earn a lot in interest and dividends from investments that you don't need for living expenses, here is one wa…
May 23, 2017
How to Get Even Sweeter Rewards From Your Rewards Credit Card
credit & debt

How to Get Even Sweeter Rewards From Your Rewards Credit Card

Boost your rewards by opening a bank account.
April 21, 2017
Credit Scores Get a Boost
credit & debt

Credit Scores Get a Boost

Credit histories will no longer carry black marks from tax liens and civil judgments.
April 21, 2017
A Payout for Credit Score Customers
credit & debt

A Payout for Credit Score Customers

A refund could be coming your way if you paid to get your FICO score.
February 23, 2017