Money & Credit

  • Here’s how easy it was to find free money in my name

      

    A close relative of mine sent me a text message a few years ago to say that she discovered there was unclaimed money in my name! She had entered my name (along with hers) through the search...

  • 15 red flags that will get you audited by the IRS

      

    Had a great year last year and suddenly enjoyed a surge in income? You could have a target on your back for an IRS audit. While getting audited is no fun, you can survive! The key to remember...

  • Lost life insurance policy locator tool rolled out at national level

      

    Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), families who are left scrambling to find life insurance policy paperwork after the loss of a loved one now have...

  • How much you can save in 2017 by starting with just $1 a week

      

    We're on the cusp of a new year and it's a great time to make some changes in how you handle money. If you're the kind of person who can't seem to rack up any savings,...

  • 3 expert tips to keep your holiday spending in check

      

    Each January, like clockwork, consumers across the nation collectively groan as the dreaded post-holiday money hangover sets in. But you don’t have to join them -- according to personal...

  • How to minimize the damage of unpaid bills

      

    It can be very upsetting to see a late payment on your credit report, especially if it’s gone to a collection agency. Usually, to get to that point, your bill is truly delinquent, such as...

  • 5 strategies to help you get the salary you want

      

    Few moments in the career growth process are more satisfying than receiving a coveted job offer; though for many, the contentment is short-lived once the conversation turns to...

  • Free code can turn regular cars into self-driving vehicles

      

    If you have a 2006 or newer vehicle, you may be able to turn it into a self-driving car thanks to free code being released online. Read more: 3 things every driver should know before buying gas...

  • 7 things more hotels are giving away for free

      

    If you’re planning to book a hotel soon, you may be surprised to learn that some things you used to pay extra for are now included in the nightly rate.  Hotel trends that affect your...

  • $10 Christmas gifts your family and friends will love

      

    Staying on budget during the holiday season can seem almost impossible, especially considering all the enticing sales and deals shoppers are bombarded with everywhere they go. But the...

  • Social Security hands out small cost of living adjustment for 2017

      

    Social Security recipients will get a small bump in their monthly checks next year. But if you still have a few years left until you start collecting, we've got some strategies for you to...

  • Visa delays chip card use at the gas pump for another 3 years

      

    By now you're probably starting to get used to using your chip-enabled card whenever you make a purchase in a physical store. But there's only place you won't be using it anytime...

  • This kitchen makeover only cost $100

      

    If your kitchen could use a facelift but you don’t think you have the money to do it, this may be the inspiration that you’ve been waiting for!  Read more: Top 5 lessons...

  • What you need to know about store credit cards

      

    When you’re out shopping this holiday season (or really any time of year), you'll probably be asked if you would like to sign up for a store card. With offers like no...

  • Vanguard introducing loads on 2 funds in 2017?

      

    Vanguard is getting ready to ring in 2017 with stealth fees on two newer funds. Read more: Nearly 25% of Americans are making this costly money mistake An about-face for Vanguard? The...