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.
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.
Carrying too much debt? Here's how to create a 3-step plan to begin paying it off.
Wondering why your credit card needs a chip? EMV credit cards keep your data safer than ever before. Learn more about chip cards and what they mean for you.
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.
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.
A look at the history of memes and some of our favorite internet memes about banking and financial planning.
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.
Buying a new car? Find everything you need to know about car loans.
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.
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.
Understanding credit cards and figuring out which one is right for you could save you money long term.
Unable to pay off the credit card balance each month? Find out how to control spending and avoid going deeper into debt.
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.
Don't make it easy for thieves to steal your identity or personal information. Take these precautions to help protect yourself from identity theft.
Got your first credit card? Get valuable tips for using your card wisely, building your credit score, and avoiding credit card fraud.
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.
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.
You suddenly have a pile of cash—do you pay down debt or put it into savings? A little of both, experts say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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