Everything You Need to Know About a Credit Freeze

Last week Equifax announced a “Cybersecurity Incident” that affected 143 million customers. Between freezes, fraud alerts, and credit monitoring, you might be throwing your hands up at what to do.First, think twice before...

How Long It Takes Your Credit Score to Recover from a Drastic Drop

How long does it take for your credit score to rebound from a “soft inquiry?” That’s what Tiffany wants to know for this week’s Money Monday:I inquired about a car loan and the...

In search of low-risk investments – 11 things to know about bonds

This article is by GRS contributor William Cowie. Chances are you have never purchased a bond … and probably never will. Same with me. I simply don’t have the capital to commit...

Calculate the Cost of Supporting an Adult Child

Thanks to a post-recession economy and lagging job market, Millennials inherited the reputation of being the “boomerang generation.” We all move back home with our parents and struggle to make ends meet because...

This Tool Estimates How Much of Your Student Loan Will Be Forgiven If You...

If you have trouble paying back your student loans, there are relief options. For example, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program forgives some federal loans if you work in a certain field....

Opt Out of Data Collection on Your Smart TV

Vizio recently got in trouble for collecting data on TV customers who opted out. This brings up an interesting question: my TV can collect and share my data?  Yep, the option is hidden...

What You Don't Know About Foreign Transaction Fees

More than half of credit-card holders don’t know if their credit card charges a foreign transaction fee, according to a survey performed by personal finance website WalletHub. And that can be one costly...

How to be happy and lead a meaningful life

Overcoming fear is one part of living life without regret. You do that by being open to new people and new experiences, and by acting even when you’re afraid. Another aspect of a...

The Best Places in the U.S. for Homeowners

Contrary to popular belief, buying a home isn’t always a better financial decision than renting. It depends on quite a few factors, from your home’s appreciation rate to the property taxes in your...

What to do if your employer stops performance reviews

This article is by GRS contributor Richard Barrington. More and more, companies are dispensing with traditional annual employee reviews. They say this is out of sensitivity to a new generation of employees who...

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