What Would You Give Up to Be Debt-Free?

  Looking to get out from under a mountain of credit card debt? You’ve likely come across an aspirational story or 12 while clicking around. They usually go like this: Penny-pinching Peter rid himself of an enormous amount of debt by cutting out small treats and giving up Netflix. But will abstaining from $12 avocado…

3 Money Tools to Save You From Yourself

  Dipping into your savings is like fast food: It’s convenient and tempting, and it might leave you a little queasy the next morning. Doing so can also eat into your financial goals, whether that’s a big trip abroad or a simple emergency fund. You can, however, avoid scratching that spending itch with these tools,…

Money Hacks for Real People

  Everyone loves a hack — an uncommon solution to a common problem. There’s a reason so much of the internet revolves around things like “This One Little Trick” and “The Secret Doctors Don’t Want You to Know.” Sometimes money hacks evolve from details buried in the fine print. Wealthy people employ professionals who seek…

Will Your Score Soar with Credit Report Changes?

Hundreds of thousands of consumers are about to catch a break on credit scores, possibly adding enough points to qualify for credit cards or loans that had been just out of reach. That’s because what goes on credit reports is changing — and your credit scores are assembled from what’s on your credit reports. Here’s what’s changing…

By The Numbers: July 4th Holiday

  The National Retail Federation has been conducting its annual Independence Day survey since 2003 to see how Americans will celebrate the July 4th holiday. This year Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year, up from $6.8 billion in 2016, according…