Buying a car can represent freedom—but there's nothing freeing about being tied to a car payment you can't afford or a car that constantly needs repairs. Follow these steps to purchase the car that meets your transportation needs and your budget.
There are many benefits to using the equity in your home to access cash, but it's important to understand how home equity loans and HELOCs work before you decide if it's the best option for you.
Need extra cash for a remodel, life event, or new business? You might want a line of credit instead of a traditional loan. Learn how they work and benefits.
Are you curious about personal installment loans? Get answers to common questions about the features and benefits of personal loans from BBVA Compass.
What's the difference between a secured loan and an unsecured loan? Get important information, insights, and suggestions before you borrow money.
Understanding credit cards and figuring out which one is right for you could save you money long term.
Credit cards sometimes justifiably get a bad rap. But here are 8 ways to maximize the advantages of your plastic and potentially improve your finances.
That's a question we often hear when we're shopping. We may automatically default to one choice, so it's easy to forget that not all plastic is the same.
Expect the unexpected - or at least know your options when the unexpected happens. Learn the difference between a personal loan and a line of credit here!
You may be able to pay off debt faster by using a personal loan to combine outstanding debts into one debt with a potentially lower interest rate.
Finding the right credit card can not only save money, it can also earn some valuable rewards. Here are some tips from BBVA Compass on finding the right card.
A co-signer could help someone with a spotty or limited credit history get a loan. Find out more about how co-signing a loan works and the risks involved.
Using cash advances to pay for everyday expenses? Not opening credit card bills? You may be headed for credit card catastrophe.
Choosing the right credit card can reward you. Read about the types of credit card rewards you can use for your holiday shopping this season.
Banking by bot. High-tech, coffee-shop like branches. Personalized user experiences. Learn about how technology will continue to change how you bank and manage your money — and why you're going to love it.
Using a personal loan to pay medical bills, consolidate debt, make purchases, or improve your home can be a good financial choice. Learn more.
Your Social Security number is something to be carefully guarded. Test your knowledge on when it's OK to share those nine digits.
Taking out a car loan is an excellent opportunity to build your credit. Find out why.
Our expert shares her strategy on borrowing money with 5 good reasons (and 4 terrible ones) to get an unsecured loan.
Want airline miles or a cash back? Credit card rewards programs can be valuable if you choose a card that matches your spending habits and interests. Here are some tips to find the best one for you.
A declined credit card can be so embarrassing. Find out why yours might have a hold on it—and how to prevent credit card declines in the future.
Got your first credit card? Get valuable tips for using your card wisely, building your credit score, and avoiding credit card fraud.
Don't make it easy for thieves to steal your identity or personal information. Take these precautions to help protect yourself from identity theft.
You suddenly have a pile of cash—do you pay down debt or put it into savings? A little of both, experts say.
Got questions about your credit report? Find out everything you need to know: where to get your credit report, how to read it, and what your score means.
Debit, credit or secured-credit card? Different cards have different uses. Learn the pros and cons of each of these cards to decide what best suits you.
Your credit score is important because it impacts almost every big financial decision you make. Find out what a good credit score is and how to get it.
Build your credit and avoid credit card debt during your college years. Check out these savvy credit card tips for students and get a smart financial start.
Debt can be a smart financial tool if you use it correctly. Do you know if your debt helping or hurting your financial future? Get insider tips here.
It took only seconds to buy a coffee with your credit card, but the transaction went through multiple steps on a vast interbank network to get from sale to authorization to final settlement.
The key to controlling your financial future may be less complex than you think. Check out these steps you can take to set yourself up for success.
Carrying too much debt? Here's how to create a 3-step plan to begin paying it off.
Struggling with credit card debt? With the right plan, you can reduce your debt in as little as 12 months. Check out our 7 Tips to get you back on track!
Are you deep in debt? Bankruptcy should be a last resort. Check out our advice for how to manage and overcome your debt without declaring bankruptcy.
Almost every financial action you take is influenced by your credit score. What does yours look like? Check out these tips to boost your credit score.
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