Scary Credit Facts, Useful Credit Tricks & Tasty Credit Treats

Scary Credit Facts, Useful Credit Tricks & Tasty Credit Treats

Forget ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. Mismanaging and damaging your credit can be scarier than an old, dilapidated mansion haunted by all three. But don’t cower in fear and shy away from using credit or shun it altogether. The good news is there are credit “tricks” and even a few “treats” that make establishing good credit and managing it effectively something to actually look forward to, not fear. But first, in honor of the time of year when most everyone appreciates a good scare, here are a few “creepy” credit facts that, if ignored, could turn your credit report into...

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category: Credit Basics
No More Denial: Coming to Terms With Being in Debt

No More Denial: Coming to Terms With Being in Debt

Debt happens. For better or worse, it has become an undeniable part of modern American life. It can be unintended debt, such as medical expenses, which a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and New York Times found affected nearly one in four adults ages 18-64 in the United States. Or it can be intentional debt, the kind many of us go into voluntarily in order to buy a home or car or pay for higher education. The latest numbers (as of this writing) from the Center for Microeconomic Data indicate that household debt in the U.S. achieved...

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New vs. Used: How to Decide on the Right Car and Save

New vs. Used: How to Decide on the Right Car and Save

Nothing smells quite like the inside of a brand-new car. But that new-car smell, as intoxicating as it may be, could cost you thousands of...Continue Reading

The Best Job You’ll Ever Have: How to Make Money from a Hobby

The Best Job You’ll Ever Have: How to Make Money from a Hobby

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon, and you take a break from your favorite hobby to see what time it is. Much to your surprise,...Continue Reading

7 Secrets to Surviving in the Gig Economy

7 Secrets to Surviving in the Gig Economy

Working in the so-called gig economy (the labor market made up of part-time, short-term, and freelance jobs, often in combination) is not for everyone. Some...Continue Reading

6 Sensible Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

6 Sensible Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

A good education is priceless—but it can also be pricey. From notebooks and notepads to books and backpacks to the perfect first-day-of-school outfit, annual...Continue Reading

This material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified tax advisor, attorney or financial advisor. Readers should consult with their own tax advisor, attorney or financial advisor with regard to their personal situations.