The hidden costs of homebuying aren’t secrets, per se—they’re expenses that are hard to predict if you’re in the process of shopping for a home.
It’s a refrain you’ve heard here before: Stop checking your investments. Let the market do its thing. Remain somewhat blissfully unaware. Trust that your nest egg will grow.
Everyone who reads this site has heard a thing or two about the importance of having an emergency fund. But when such an emergency comes along, how do you use that money wisely?
Last week when I wrote about the best reward credit cards, commenter millenialharley asked The Question:
From the department of the rent being too damn high comes this report from the Wall Street Journal: Loan companies are now marketing loans specifically to renters who need help making ends meet.
If you’ve been wringing your hands about whether to try to get the Chase Sapphire Reserve card for the benefits your friends won’t stop talking about, stop worrying. It’s not even at the top of the latest list of best reward credit cards from WalletHub. The card comparison site analyzed 65 rewards card offers from the…
Senators Cory Booker and Sherrod Brown are reintroducing a 2018 bill to put an end to banking overdraft fees, Vox reported this week. The Stop Overdraft Profiteering Act would prohibit banks from imposing overdraft fees on debit transactions and from charging insufficient fund fees at ATMs. Check-based overdraft fees…
It’s that dreaded day far too many months before your apartment lease actually ends: When the renewal notice comes, and you have to decide to stay or go way faster than you wanted to think about.
By now I’m sure you’ve seen at least a headline about the Best Graduation Speech of 2019 So Far: Robert F. Smith shocked 396 new graduates last weekend when he informed Morehouse College’s class of 2019 that he planned to pay their student loans. All of them.
You’ve heard of no-fee ETFs. But what about an ETF that pays you to invest in it? Sounds too good to be true, right? But it’s exactly what Salt Financial introduced last week.
The debt-averse among us may want to put everything on a debit card to be on the safe side—even hefty travel purchases like airfare.
You just got a new credit card in the mail, in the nick of time before your old one expires. Does that mean you need to rush to update your bajillion recurring subscription payments?
How long you should keep old tax returns is up for debate, but one universal inconvenience remains: The time may come when you need documentation from a tax year you trashed, lost, or otherwise can’t access.
That car purchase you’ve been mulling over might be more expensive than you anticipated. Car loan interest rates are the highest since 2009, Ronald Montoya of Edmunds writes. The average APR for new financed vehicles was 6.4% in March. For used cars, it was 9.5%.
If there’s one message that we’ve heard over and over about the trade war, it’s that life is going to get more expensive. And that could be a reason to do some shopping right now.
The stock market has its guard up now that increased China tariffs here for an indefinite stay. On Monday the S&P 500 had its worst day since January, the Nasdaq had its worst dip this year, and the Dow dropped 617 points. Apple stock also fell by nearly 6%, interest rates on the corporate bond market went up, and…
How much money do you waste each month? Have you ever tallied it up, or do you just groan at the impulse buys as they add up on your bank statement?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is making plans to enter the technology age with its proposal to change the rules for debt collectors. While it’s great that they’re getting more specific about what is and isn’t allowed, you’re almost certainly not going to love all the changes.
Signup bonuses are so common for new bank accounts that I can almost guarantee you got one the last time you opened a checking account. It’s typical to get a small cash reward for setting up direct deposit or putting a certain amount of cash in your account. But what about rewards usually reserved for credit cards,…
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