• AmEx Launches Credit Score Tool for Everyone
    Friday - 05/25/2018 - 09:06 AM

    American Express has launched MyCredit Guide, a free credit score tool, for consumers 18 and older who want to stay on top of their credit. Available via AmEx’s mobile-optimized website, MyCredit Guide offers alerts and access to your TransUnion credit report, credit score and a credit score simulator.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Don’t Get Taken for a Ride This Summer at the Theme Park
    Thursday - 05/24/2018 - 11:15 AM

    The best way to save money at theme parks this summer is simple. Don’t go. Peak season means peak pricing. Admission discounts can be hard to find, and nearby hotels jack up their rates.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Invest in the Stock Market, Even if It Scares You
    Wednesday - 05/23/2018 - 11:00 PM

    Bad news about the stock market can sound downright violent. Stock prices not only drop — they fall, dive, plunge, plummet and crash. That can be a little scary when thinking about your money.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Best Home Equity Lenders of 2018
    Wednesday - 05/23/2018 - 04:25 PM

    NerdWallet offers financial tools and advice to help you understand your options and make the best possible decisions. The guidance we offer and information we provide are deeply researched, objective and independent.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • What Is a Good Credit Score?
    Wednesday - 05/23/2018 - 04:39 PM

    A good credit score generally starts around 690 on a 300-850 scale used by FICO and VantageScore, the two most common scoring systems. In practice, though, a good credit score is in the eye of the beholder.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Prodigy Finance Private Student Loan Review
    Wednesday - 05/23/2018 - 03:04 PM

    Prodigy Finance offers loans to international grad students. It’s a niche loan that’s best for students from one of the 150 countries whose citizens Prodigy lends to. The company was launched in 2007 by three MBA graduates who had faced their own challenges financing international degrees.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • A Day in the Life: Portfolio Manager
    Tuesday - 05/22/2018 - 11:00 PM

    The first alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. for Kim Forrest, a portfolio manager living in Pittsburgh. And from almost the minute she wakes up until she goes to bed around 10 p.m., Forrest is “constantly beating the bushes” to identify trends that will inform her stock-picking.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Ways to Get the Best Jumbo Mortgage Rates
    Tuesday - 05/22/2018 - 04:05 PM

    Just as the name implies, a jumbo mortgage is a massive loan, above the conforming loan limit of $453,100 in most parts of the U.S. Even small decreases in jumbo mortgage rates can translate into nice savings for borrowers.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • First Tech Federal Credit Union Personal Loans: 2018 Review
    Tuesday - 05/22/2018 - 04:19 PM

    NerdWallet rating: 5.0 / 5.0 Good for: Debt consolidation Founded in 1952 by employees from Hewlett-Packard and Tektronix, First Tech Federal Credit Union serves technology-driven companies and industries. The company offers both secured and unsecured personal loans and lines of credit.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Why You Should Try Slow Travel at Least Once
    Monday - 05/21/2018 - 05:23 PM

    There’s an easy way to make your next vacation feel longer: Slow it down. You don’t have to request more time off to make this happen, either. Instead, ditch the jampacked itinerary, tourist traps and endless dining out, and go for a trip that follows the “slow travel” doctrine.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share