Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Retirement: 2 ways to avoid going broke after you stop working: Delay Social Security benefits, and use withdrawal rules to preserve your savings and investments.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
FTC warns of Equifax settlement scam involving fake websites: Following the Equifax data breach, you can submit a claim to cover the cost of protecting yourself from identity theft, but be wary of scammers.
Monday, July 29, 2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
5 Social Security Changes in 2020 That Could Affect Your Take-Home Income -- The Motley Fool: These adjustments could directly impact the wallets of program beneficiaries -- and even nonretirees -- next year.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
On credit card interest rates, be careful what you ask for | Newsday: The devil is in the details. At first glance Sen. Bernie Sanders' and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposals to cap credit card interest rates at 15 percent would be welcome for a nation of people
Friday, July 26, 2019
Scrimping mum makes a living by sharing bargains and money-saving tips on Facebook - Mirror Online: Hollie Hutchinson, from Hull, was encouraged to set up her blog after sharing scrimping secrets with other mums online
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Face a big one-time expense? Choosing savings or a loan to fund it: While handing over cash for an unplanned expense avoids the cost of borrowing, it could affect other parts of your finances, depending on how you get the money.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
This Is the Single Best Age to Take Social Security Benefits -- The Motley Fool: A lengthy new study pinpoints the age at which a majority of retirees would get the most out of Social Security.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
4 Common Excuses for Not Saving Money -- and Why They're Bogus: Are your savings falling by the wayside? It’s time to stop making excuses and start making changes.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Never Get Rejected For Student Loan Forgiveness Again: The latest lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education involves an educator who expected student loan forgiveness, but never received it. Here's how to make sure you never get rejected for student loan forgiveness again.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
One simple action can help boost your credit score, according to a new report: A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research released this month finds that even a simple nudge like opening an email can have a positive influence on financial behavior.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
New bill slashes FHA mortgage insurance for first-time homebuyers | 2019-07-10 | HousingWire: The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that slashes the cost of upfront mortgage insurance for first-time homebuyers using mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration. The Housing Financial Literacy Act of 2019, or H.R. 2162, stipulates that first-time homebuyers who complete a housing counseling program to learn about sustaining homeownership can get a 25-basis-point discount (0.25%) on their upfront mortgage insurance for an FHA loan. The Mortgage Bankers Association applauded the bill’s passage. "MBA has long advocated for increased access to housing counseling as . . .
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
How to consolidate student loans to save money and make one payment - Business Insider: Consolidating student loans streamlines your loans into a single monthly payment, and can potentially give you a lower interest rate.
Monday, July 8, 2019
25 Smart Buys For The Home That Will Save You a Ton Of Money: Sometimes the best way to save money is to spend a little more.
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
The Major Money Mistake I Almost Made – and Am So Grateful I Avoided -- The Motley Fool: Coming to my senses saved me thousands of dollars.
Friday, July 5, 2019
‘This doesn’t look like the best economy ever’: 40% of Americans say they still struggle to pay bills
‘This doesn’t look like the best economy ever’: 40% of Americans say they still struggle to pay bills: Despite the longest U.S. economic expansion on record, many sit on the edge of financial disaster.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
These apps charge people for the privilege of saving money - MarketWatch: The apps turn saving into a game, but do they instill better personal-finance habits?
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Top 20 happiest states in America: Hawaii, Wyoming, Alaska at the top: The overall well-being in the United States has been in steady decline since 2016, according to a research group.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Monday, July 1, 2019
5 things I wish I could tell my 20-year-old self about credit cards - Business Insider: I remember the day I received my first credit card. It was my third year of college, and I received a thick, white envelope in the mail.