Credit Scores Are About to Rise for Millions of People

Credit is tricky. It seems to work against us more than it works in our favor, and in recent years, there’s been a push to improve the system. In this vein, the three...

Prepare for the Costs of Parenthood With a Mock "Baby Budget"

Kids can be expensive; the cost of childcare alone is pretty steep. If you’re thinking about having children, prepare for the financial hit with a “baby budget.” What Was Your Most Unexpected Child...

Your Credit Cards May Also Have Been Compromised in the Equifax Hack

It’s hard to fathom the extent of the Equifax data hack—millions of Social Security numbers were taken—and by now you’ve learned to monitor your credit and freeze your reports. Hackers don’t just have...

Cancel a Flight for Free With the 24-Hour Rule

Image: Omar Prestwich on UnsplashIf you’re looking for a flight (say, for your next long-distance trip), you’ll want to know the ins-and-outs of the airline’s cancellation policy should you need to change...

If You Want to Cut Back on Clutter, Keep It Out of Your Home...

It feels great to get rid of junk. You feel productive. You feel free. However, if you truly want to be free of clutter, here’s a better solution: avoid bringing it into your...

The Best Credit Cards for Grocery and Dining Out Rewards

Image: Pixabay, Graphic: Sam Woolley/GMGFood is the third-biggest expense for American households, which means if you’re not maximizing your cash-back rewards on groceries and dining out you could be missing out...

What Happens to Your Debts When You Die

Image: PixabayOf the many downsides of death you could name, you might think an upside is that you no longer have to worry about the massive pile of debt you’ve accumulated over...

Make Sure You're Not Going to an Equifax Phishing Site

If the Equifax data breach isn’t bad enough, many consumers have been complaining about the sloppy ways in which the company has handled the aftermath. For example, there’s Equifax’s website dedicated to the...

How to Open a Health Savings Account

If you don’t have employer insurance, where can you open a Health Savings Account? That’s what we’re considering this week.Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a...

Get Rich Slowly turns 10! Celebrating our first decade

This article is by J.D. Roth. My name is J.D. Roth. Ten years ago today, I started a little blog about money. This blog, in fact. When I started Get Rich Slowly,...

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