What Zombie Debt Is and How It Can Come Back to Haunt You

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver bought $15 million in outstanding medical debt just to prove how easy it is to start a debt buying company. It was debt that regular people owed,...

If You Have to Return Your Cable Equipment in Person, Outsource It

Cable companies don’t make it easy to quit. And one of the most annoying things about canceling cable is having to return the cable box in person. You take time off to go...

Financial Literacy Alone Won’t Fix Your Money Problems

Unless you were born into riches, you’ve probably dealt with money troubles. Financial problems can be a struggle, and “financial literacy” is the go-to solution to building good money habits. Create a budget,...

Beware the “Productivity Spending” Trap

It feels good to get stuff done, but sometimes we trick ourselves into thinking we’re accomplishing tasks that aren’t actually very important—like buying stuff we don’t really need. Personal finance blog Brooklyn Bread explains: If...

FICO's New Auto Score Could Make It Easier for Car Buyers to Get a...

Past financial mistakes can stick around for a long time on your credit report and make your life difficult in many ways. FICO occasionally tries to remedy this with new scoring models, and...

The Jobs With the Highest Pay Raises

For the past few years, the average pay raise in the U.S. has hovered around 3%, but some industries are better off than others. A recent report from Randstad listed the best industries...

The Strategies That Work Best When Haggling a Used Car

If you’re going to buy a car, be prepared to haggle. And some strategies work better than others. In a recent survey, Consumer Reports summarized the negotiation methods that work best for getting...

Narrow the Gapp Shows You How Unequal Pay Varies by Industry

The gender pay gap is still an issue, and it’s wider in some industries than others. Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani has developed a tool to tell you just how much pay varies between...

BookWithMatrix Makes It Dead Simple to Buy Plane Tickets With ITA Matrix

Most deal-hunting travelers have Google’s ITA Matrix in their arsenal. The only problem is, you can’t book flights directly through Matrix. You just get the info, then search and book the flights yourself....

Don’t Fall for the “Federal Student Tax” Scam

You’d think the end of tax season would keep IRS scammers at bay, but nope, they’re still going strong, and in their latest ploy, they’re trying to trick college students into paying a...

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