By Lou Carlozo July 25, 2014
New apps for iPhone and Android help homeowners keep track of home improvement to-do lists, mortgage payments, even your kitchen’s inventory.
By Patty Lamberti July 24, 2014
You already know that selling your stuff is a great way to declutter and earn extra money. But did you know that you can double or triple the money you can earn from your garage sale or yard sale with a few crafty tricks? Learn how from a garage sale pro.
By Phil Villarreal July 23, 2014
If someone owes you money — a friend, a client, a company — collecting that debt will require you to be persistent and shameless. Although it might be tempting to grab a tire iron and threaten physical violence, these tricks for collecting money owed will help you apply some pressure without landing in prison.
Internet-based mortgage companies often offer the best mortgage rates, but who are you really working with? We review the best online mortgage lenders so you know whom to trust and what to expect when you get mortgage quotes or apply for a home loan online.
However old you are, the time to start saving for retirement is NOW. The alphabet soup of retirement accounts can be confusing, but it’s not as hard as it seems. Learn how to open your first IRA in three easy steps.
Often, a personal loan can be a more affordable way to finance a large purchase than a credit card. But there are always exceptions.
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By Phil Villarreal July 21, 2014
Fired? A layoff may be one of the worst moments of your life, but how you handle the setback is important. These five action steps will help you make the best of a scary situation.
By Jamie Weliver July 18, 2014
Last fall, an errant driver broadsided my Ford Escape, trapping me inside until firefighters cut the car apart with the jaws of life. This is what I learned about the hassles and — even though I had car insurance — the significant costs of being in an accident.
By Lou Carlozo July 16, 2014
Upstart provides personal loans, no credit required. Upstart is geared towards for college graduates with good jobs who can’t get approved for traditional loans or credit cards simply because they haven’t used credit long enough.
By Lou Carlozo July 15, 2014
This is not your grandfather’s retirement. Gone are days of working 30 years for one company and retiring at 60 with a gold watch and a pension. Today, young adults must save more, start earlier and invest wisely.
By Patty Lamberti July 14, 2014
When you earn less than a close friend, it can be awkward to decline invites to pricey meals and vacations. But should you feel bad if the friend routinely insists on paying your way? And how do you politely decline in the event you simply don’t want to go?
By David Weliver July 11, 2014
In economics, a sunk cost is a past expense that cannot be recovered. Too often, we mistakenly let these sunk costs influence personal financial decisions. Learning to identify the sunk cost fallacy can help us make better decisions by looking ahead, not back.
By Lou Carlozo July 10, 2014
We often hear about the one in four Americans who have no emergency savings whatsoever, but that shouldn’t be an excuse not to start an emergency fund yourself. New research reveals which Americans are most prepared for a financial emergency: How are you doing?
By Phil Villarreal July 9, 2014
Sure, your 20s are a time to mess up, learn from your mistakes, and grow wiser before life gets even harder. But kind of like herpes, some money mistakes will come back to haunt you year after year. Here are a few you want to try to avoid.
By Lou Carlozo July 8, 2014
Research shows that it takes married couples longer to recover from money arguments than any other kind. The cure is to talk about money honestly, early and often.
By Lou Carlozo July 7, 2014
It’s easy to finger colleges’ runaway tuition costs for America’s student debt crisis, but borrowers aren’t always blameless. Four mistakes students make with student loans that can make paying for school unnecessarily more costly.
By Jamie Weliver July 3, 2014
Interest rates ticked 0.8 percent higher on all federal student loans as of July 1, 2014. Why now’s the time to check your payments and make a payoff plan.
By Jamie Weliver June 27, 2014
Reflections on some of the stupid things we do with money after overindulging.