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Top Cities to Rent or Buy in 2020

February 19, 2020

Deciding whether to buy a house or to rent is a big question many people will encounter. This analysis of housing and rental data from Zillow shows the top cities in the U.S. where it's better to rent or buy in 2020. Read more.

What is the Best Way to Manage Credit Card Debt? Actually, There are 12 Ways…

February 18, 2020

Learn 12 ways to manage your credit card debt, pay it off, and prevent yourself from going back into debt later. Read more.

What’s the Purpose of a Credit Bureau and Why Do They Matter?

February 13, 2020

What are credit bureaus, what data do they collect on you and how do they use it? Get the answers here... Read more.

How Often Do Credit Reports Update?

February 11, 2020

Credit report hasn't updated in a while? Here's why... Read more.

Pros and Cons of Buy-Here, Pay-Here Car Dealerships

February 6, 2020

Here’s a look at what you can expect from “buy-here, pay-here” car loans and the sellers that stand behind them. Read more.

Joint Bank Accounts: Women's Perspectives

February 4, 2020

While it may be expected that couples who get married or live together mingle their money in a joint bank account, there are reasons for women to keep a separate account. In a recent survey, 2,000 women shared their perspective on join bank accounts. Read more.

How to Budget When Your Income Varies

February 4, 2020

If your income changes month-to-month, it can wreak havoc on your budget and financial goals. Here are some steps to help you plan so your finances stay on the right track. Read more.

The Scary Truth Behind Long-Term Car Loans

January 30, 2020

Don't let the appeal of lower monthly payments cause you to overlook the hidden risks of long-term car financing. Here's what to watch out for, and some alternatives to try instead. Read more.