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Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans
Paying for College The pandemic-era pause on student loan repayments is scheduled to end September 30. If you can’t afford payments, you have options.
Think Twice Before You Close a Credit Card
Smart Buying Even if you’re no longer using it, closing an account could ding your credit score.
By Rivan V. Stinson • Last updated
Rates on Student Loans Will Go Up
Paying for College You could refinance with a private student loan, but consider waiting until the pause on federal loan payments expires.
By Sandra Block • Published
New Graduates’ Guide to Paying Off Student Loans
student loans Congratulations on finishing your degree! Now it’s time to study up on the best way to pay off your student debt. You have a lot of options, so choose your strategy wisely.
By Saki Kurose, CSLP®, IAR • Last updated
Protect Yourself Against New ID-Theft Schemes
Scams Crooks are using more-sophisticated tricks to steal your data. It's time to improve your armor.
By Lisa Gerstner • Last updated
How to Fix Your Credit Reports
Coronavirus and Your Money Before you apply for a mortgage or car loan, check your credit files for errors that could derail your plans.
By Rivan V. Stinson • Published
Getting an RV Loan: What You Should Expect
Travel An RV's steep price tag means lenders may have stricter requirements, such as a higher credit score and additional documentation, for borrowers.
By Kemberley Washington • Published
PPP Loan Basics for Small Business Owners
Coronavirus and Your Money Although uncertainty and confusion have surrounded the Paycheck Protection Program since its launch, that shouldn't stop small business owners from participating in the loan program, which was just extended to May 31.
By Rodrigo Sermeño • Published
Get Free Weekly Credit Reports for Another Year
Coronavirus and Your Money Take advantage of the extension to check each report for errors or signs of fraudulent activity.
By Lisa Gerstner • Published
6 Biden Stimulus Benefits That Pack the Biggest Punch
Coronavirus and Your Money From stimulus checks to enhanced unemployment benefits, these perks from the American Rescue Plan will provide significant financial relief to millions of Americans.
By Rocky Mengle • Last updated