The First Things You Should Do After Paying Off a Big Debt

In my 20s, I paid off my student debt and it felt amazing. For the first time ever, I had discretionary income: money left over after necessities. Aside from buying a bunch of...

Lenders May Look at Your Social Profiles to Judge Your Creditworthiness

It’s not just your FICO score that matters to lenders. More companies are popping up that offer social data to help lenders, landlords, and other providers gauge your creditworthiness. In other words, they...

These Jobs Have the Most Potential for Growth in 2017

If you’re thinking about a new career, you probably want to consider the potential for growth of the industry and in the job itself. LinkedIn reviewed salary data and job openings to rank...

Why Used Cars Usually Have Higher Interest Rates

Depending on your terms, the interest on your car loan can add up quite a bit. Your rate will depend on a few different factors, and whether the car is new or used...

The Government Just Suspended A Move That Would Have Made Mortgages More Affordable

Fewer people are buying homes, and that may have something to do with redefining the American Dream, but it’s also because, for many people, housing is just not affordable. To address this, the...

The Debts That Don’t Go Away When You File for Bankruptcy

A lot of people think bankruptcy means all of your debts are immediately forgiven and you start over with a clean slate. That’s not often the case. Not only are your assets often...

What “Buy for Quality” Purchases Do You Regret?

Sometimes it makes sense to spend a little more money on something if it will make your life easier, save time, or last for years. And sometimes buying quality or splurging on an...

These Simple Tasks Prepare You for Tax Season

It seems early to think about taxes, but the beginning of the year is the best time to get started. April creeps up quickly, after all, and you want to be prepared. Rockstar...

American Airlines Will Soon Offer a Cheaper Economy Fare

Discount airlines like Spirit have forced the major carriers to offer cheaper flight options. These “unbundled” options are less expensive than the standard fare, but they’re also even more bare bones. American is...

This Tool Calculates How Much Your Investment Fees Add Up Over Time

When you buy and hold a mutual fund in your retirement account, you pay an expense ratio, which is basically a fee to the firm that manages the fund. Typically, expense ratios range...

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