Is College Still a Good Investment?
Paying for College

Is College Still a Good Investment?

Rising college costs and heavy debt have raised doubts about the payoff from a college degree.
March 5, 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
70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free
savings

70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Only one thing beats getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free.
February 19, 2020
A New Way to Repay College Loans
college

A New Way to Repay College Loans

Parents may now use money from their 529 college-savings plans to help their children pay off student loans.
January 30, 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
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
The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017
credit & debt

The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017

Rewards credit cards keep getting more and more rewarding.
December 17, 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
How to Build a Credit History
credit & debt

How to Build a Credit History

Credit newbies can take advantage of both tried-and-true methods and new alternatives.
October 7, 2019
Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?
credit & debt

Should You Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?

The convenience can come at a steep cost. But there are options.
October 3, 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
How to Fix a Mistake on Your Credit Report
credit & debt

How to Fix a Mistake on Your Credit Report

Kiplinger's resident credit guru Lisa Gerstner joins our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to explain how to take on the credit bureaus if ther…
September 23, 2019
The Best You Can Hope for from the Equifax Settlement
credit & debt

The Best You Can Hope for from the Equifax Settlement

The average payout will be far less than $125. But you may be reimbursed for other costs.
August 30, 2019
How to Help Grandchildren Pay for College
retirement

How to Help Grandchildren Pay for College

Follow these tax-saving strategies while gifting money to help fund their education.
August 30, 2019
Battle the Credit Bureaus ... and Win
credit & debt

Battle the Credit Bureaus ... and Win

Whether you’re contesting an error or combating fraud, use our guide to give yourself the best shot at success.
August 29, 2019
What Being an "Authorized User" Does to Your Credit Score
credit & debt

What Being an "Authorized User" Does to Your Credit Score

An adult child's credit score may dip–or even rise–after he or she is removed as an authorized user of a parent's credit card.
August 29, 2019
The Best Personal-Finance Websites, Apps and Software of 2016
personal finance

The Best Personal-Finance Websites, Apps and Software of 2016

Get a jump on your 2017 finances with these solid financial tools and games.
August 21, 2019
How You — and Your Kids — Can Make Smart Student Loan Decisions
college

How You — and Your Kids — Can Make Smart Student Loan Decisions

The commitments you make now have consequences that could last for decades. Being well-informed about student debt and repayment can make a world of d…
August 20, 2019
Equifax Settlement: Should You Take the Money?
credit & debt

Equifax Settlement: Should You Take the Money?

Contributing editor Lisa Gerstner discusses the Equifax data-breach settlement and the recent Capital One breach. Also, hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Erm…
August 5, 2019
Capital One Data Breach: 5 Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Fraud
credit & debt

Capital One Data Breach: 5 Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Fraud

Be proactive to protect your sensitive personal information from scammers.
August 1, 2019
Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Need to Know
credit & debt

Equifax Data Breach Settlement: What You Need to Know

Answers to consumers' most pressing questions about preventing identity theft and protecting their credit reports after the massive credit-bureau hack…
August 1, 2019
The Best College Values
spending

The Best College Values

Associate editor Kaitlin Pitsker joins the show to discuss Kiplinger’s annual college value rankings. Plus, Sandy and Ryan discuss tax holidays and ot…
July 30, 2019
9 Things Millennials Are Changing Forever (Like It or Not)
spending

9 Things Millennials Are Changing Forever (Like It or Not)

It's not always easy being a millennial.
July 22, 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
10 Financial Commandments for Your 30s
Your Business

10 Financial Commandments for Your 30s

July 2, 2019
How to Boost Your Credit Score
credit & debt

How to Boost Your Credit Score

Kiplinger contributing editor Lisa Gerstner joins hosts Ryan and Sandy to discuss best practices for giving your credit score a boost. Also: Discover …
June 24, 2019