• What to Do When Your Credit Card Issuer Blindsides You
    Thursday - 08/17/2017 - 03:51 PM

    Aditya Dwivedula wasn’t happy when his oldest credit card got canceled — especially since it happened without any warning. “I basically got an email saying my card is no longer valid, essentially because I hadn’t used it for two years,” says Dwivedula, of Seattle.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • More Credit Card Issuers Let You Pay Off Debt for Free
    Thursday - 08/17/2017 - 08:00 AM

    It’s never been easier to dump your high-interest credit card balances without paying a penny in interest or fees. Three credit cards from major issuers — Barclaycard, Bank of America® and Chase — now give you an interest-free and fee-free way to pay down debt — as long as you pay your balance off in...

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  • Average American Saves Less Than 5%; See How You Stack Up
    Wednesday - 08/16/2017 - 07:13 AM

    The average American saves less than 5% of his or her disposable income. Many financial advisors say that isn’t enough to ensure a comfortable retirement. The personal saving rate, calculated by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, has hovered around 5% for the past few years.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • All You Need to Know About Mortgage Loan Modifications
    Tuesday - 08/15/2017 - 04:50 PM

    If you’re struggling to make your monthly mortgage payments or have fallen behind, you may be at risk of losing your home. But depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for a loan modification, which can make it easier to stay on top of mortgage payments and avoid foreclosure.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 1-Minute Read: How to Get Freebies on Your Honeymoon
    Tuesday - 08/15/2017 - 01:30 PM

    Think of honeymoons as trick or treat for newlyweds. Ask nicely, and you might get something sweet. All you have to do is mention your honeymoon to these people: Airline employees. Tell staff at the check-in counter, gate and on the plane like Maryland couple Michelle and Art Saumenig did when they traveled to Hawaii.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Sharing Expenses With Roommates? How to Make It Work
    Tuesday - 08/15/2017 - 09:42 AM

    Andrew Olsen currently lives with his roommates in financial harmony, but things haven’t always been so pleasant. Olsen, a communications professional in Portland, Oregon, used to run into “bad seeds who would coast off of our goodwill.” Some former roommates failed to cover their share of house expenses, he says, forcing him to pay extra.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Credit Card U? How Plastic Helps Students Learn Budgeting
    Monday - 08/14/2017 - 06:00 PM

    When you send your college student off to school with a credit card, it’s natural to worry about him damaging his credit — or yours. Anyone with a credit card runs some risk of building up debt.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Mortgage Rates Monday, Aug. 14: Only Minor Repricing
    Monday - 08/14/2017 - 10:50 AM

    Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed loans were unchanged, while 15-year fixed rates clicked up a notch and 5/1 ARMs held steady, according to a NerdWallet survey of daily mortgage rates published by national lenders Monday morning.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 5 Ways Car Ads Lie
    Friday - 08/11/2017 - 05:22 PM

    When it comes to car ads, there’s little truth in advertising. However, that little bit of truth could make you a smarter car shopper. So it’s important to separate fact from fiction when shopping for a new car.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • See If These 3 Tax Errors Are Hiding in Your Paycheck
    Thursday - 08/10/2017 - 12:37 PM

    Scrutinizing your pay stub sounds about as fun as burning your tongue, but in this case the pain can pay off. More than half of the U.S. workforce has experienced a problem with a paycheck at least once, according to a recent survey by think tank The Workforce Institute at Kronos, a for-profit workforce management...

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