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The Greatest, Most Underused Credit Card Perk

Price matching is not a new credit card perk, but it’s one that consumers often overlook — potentially forgoing $1,000 or more in holiday savings. Some call it price matching, some call it a price guarantee, but no matter the name, many credit...

Don’t Go Broke This Holiday Season

Finding it hard to feel festive when all you can think about is that fat credit card bill or those student loans you’re (still) paying off? Unfortunately, you’re not alone: three in four American households are currently saddled with some kind of...

Peer-to-Peer Lending Creates New Student Loan Solutions

If you’re struggling to pay off your student loans, peer-to-peer lending may just be the key to solving your debt troubles.

How to Bounce Back From Credit Disaster

A reader named Val wrote me after a stint of unemployment left her drowning in medical bills, student loan debt and collection accounts. She was working again, but the pay wasn’t great and she wondered if her credit would ever recover. “I have no...

How To Avoid A Lifetime Of Debt

Stress no more about your credit card debt! Here’s how you can successfully avoid a lifetime of debt.

The Secret Numbers as Important as Your Credit Score

From the moment we’re born, we’re ranked. In the delivery room we get an Apgar score. Doctors give us percentile rankings for height and weight. Schools test us constantly. FICO scores measure our creditworthiness. But you’re ranked another way...

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You’re Paying Off Debt Wrong

Six ways to get back into the black faster

The Truth About Debt Consolidation

When it comes to personal finance, I’m a strong believer in simplicity. Although I’m still trying to break the habit of claiming to be bad at math, I know that the more complicated my financial plan is, the less likely I’ll be sticking to it. ...

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