By Lou Carlozo September 19, 2014
Auto manufacturers offer certified pre-owned programs to alleviate car buyers’ concerns about buying a lemon. But how much more should you be willing to pay for a certified pre-owned car?
By David Weliver September 17, 2014
Quicken 2015 for Mac launched last month. This is solid software for managing your money, but doesn’t yet offer all the features longtime Quicken users might expect. Our review can help you decide whether to invest in Quicken or stick with less costly options for tracking your finances.
By Patty Lamberti September 15, 2014
Doing good in the world hardly ever pays you big bucks. Fortunately, there are a growing number of options that can help you pay down your student loan debt if you volunteer or work full-time in a government or non-profit job.
Being declined for a new credit card is frustrating. You can improve your chances of getting approved for a credit card by applying to cards that are suited for your credit score. Here we explain what kinds of credit scores are needed to get popular credit cards today.
Lauren and I subscribed to Angie’s List — a paid review site for contractors — when we bought our first home. For the price, the service has been invaluable for finding the best help fast. Here’s my full Angie’s List review plus a 40% off coupon code.
Mint.com revolutionized how we budget. Now, rivals offer must-see Mint alternatives that manage everything from monthly bills to million-dollar portfolios.
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By Phil Villarreal September 11, 2014
Buying a new home? From shoddy construction to prior pest guests, there’s a lot you need to check (and double check) before you sign on the dotted line.
By David Weliver September 10, 2014
LOYAL3 is a different kind of stock broker that takes the intimidation out of investing. Investors can buy fractional shares of popular stocks for as little as $10 with no fees or commissions.
By David Weliver September 9, 2014
Automating your finances isn’t rocket science, but it’s still the best way to save more and worry less. Here, our easy guide to automatic finances.
By David Weliver September 8, 2014
Buying a home still makes sense, but becoming a homeowner before you’re ready can have costly consequences. How much you have saved and how long you’ll stay in one place are the biggest factors in deciding whether you should rent or buy.
By Jamie Weliver September 5, 2014
As nonprofit lenders, many credit unions offer private student loans with friendlier rates and terms than national banks.
By Patty Lamberti September 4, 2014
When you own your house, homeowners insurance covers everything inside — your computers, phones, jewelry and furniture. But what if you rent? Renters insurance is an affordable way to insure your stuff — and that you’ll have a place to live if your apartment is damaged by fire or weather.
By Phil Villarreal September 3, 2014
No one actively wants to be known as the jerk of the office, but it’s those who don’t care whether or not they’re or not they’re labeled that way who tend to rise to the top. You can gripe about these folks and try to undermine them, or you can observe them and learn from them, using some of their skills in less audacious ways to improve your own standing.
By Patty Lamberti August 29, 2014
Smoking isn’t just bad for your health, it’s expensive, too! Quitting tobacco is a difficult topic to broach with a loved one, but a level-headed attitude and hard-hitting money stats can help you start.
By David Weliver August 27, 2014
Wondering how to build credit from scratch (or worried because you haven’t started yet)? Here is what you need to know to build credit for the first time.
By Phil Villarreal August 26, 2014
There’s something to be said about keeping love and money separate — not allowing one to taint the other. Here are five reasons to keep his and hers checking accounts as you begin your lives together.
By Lou Carlozo August 25, 2014
At just 29, Bijan Golker is a CFP and equity partner in an investment advisory firm. He’s been successful by making strategic decisions about the big expenses most of us take for granted.
By Phil Villarreal August 22, 2014
Money management doesn’t come naturally to many folks. Worse, some people take on a lifestyle of ridiculous budgeting and spending practices without realizing just how wrong they are. You probably know of these characters — you might even be one yourself!