Credit & Debt
Drowning in credit card debt? You’re not alone—and here’s what you can do about it.
Are You Missing Out on Hidden Credit Card Perks?
We’re talking way beyond gas discounts and travel miles.
Will Canceling Credit Cards Hurt My Credit Score?
It may seem counterintuitive, but canceling credit cards could potentially do serious damage to your credit score.
How Do Small-Business Credit Cards Work?
From risks to rewards, learn the ins and outs of small business credit cards.
Understanding the Student Loan Crisis
Current and former U.S. college students are collectively more than $1 trillion in debt. So what can we do about it?
Pay Down Student Loan Debt or Save for the Future?
Expert advice for balancing student loan repayment and savings.
How to Protect Sensitive Information from Would-Be Hackers
Tips for navigating a landscape where even companies paid to protect you from hackers are hacked themselves.
Paying Off Debt Pre-Retirement: A Three-Step Plan
Consider the 15-20 years prior to retirement “crunch time” for paying off debt.
That 401(k) Loan Is a Terrible Idea—Here’s Why
Consider these (big) reasons why taking out a 401(k) loan probably isn’t in your best interest.
Five Retailer Credit Cards to Avoid (and Why)
Get the lowdown on the five worst credit cards available through popular retailers.
Five Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score
Experts tips for improving your credit score—or establishing a good rating from scratch.
The Surprising Thing That Could Hurt Your Credit Score
However well-intentioned, making the move to cancel a credit card could do more harm than good.
Family Loans: A Debt Like Any Other
Finance expert Pete the Planner shares tips for navigating debt among family and friends, relationships intact.
Ask an Expert: Bad Credit vs. No Credit
Learn the difference between having bad credit versus no credit at all, plus expert tips for building up your credit score.
(Debt) Free at Last!
One young couple’s success story—how they beat $45,000 of debt in less than three years.