Credit & Debt
May 1, 2013
To get a handle on debt you not only need to prioritize current payments—you need to manage future expenses.
April 4, 2012
It's generally not smart to withdraw money from your retirement account before you actually retire. But paying off high-interest debt might be an exception.
January 11, 2012
Paying off student loans is essential—but make it part of a bigger financial plan.
January 4, 2012
Credit card debt can be pernicious, especially when it starts to mount. Here's how to get started eliminating it.
November 16, 2011
While technically you can't borrow from your IRA, you can use the money tax- and penalty-free for 60 days. But beware—timing is everything.
February 23, 2011
Making a student loan last takes planning and discipline—just like studying and passing exams. Here's how to apply those skills to managing your money.
December 29, 2010
Improving your credit score is a very worthy goal; building assets for your future is an even better one.
December 22, 2010
Getting out of debt is the first step to taking control of your finances. But you can't afford to stop there.
July 29, 2009
Your credit rating plays a huge role in your ability to get credit—and the rate you’ll pay for credit—and that’s why it’s important to make your credit rating as high as possible.
July 14, 2010
Switching credit cards doesn't necessarily affect your credit rating. It's not the card but how you use it that counts.
February 10, 2010
The 'good' credit cards—those with low rates—go to people with excellent credit history. But how do you build a credit history without a credit card?
November 11, 2009
If you're at the point of needing a payday loan, stop right there
March 12, 2009
If you’re drowning in a sea of credit card debt, should you raid your 401(k) plan?