May 31, 2012

BLUE VS. RED: Which States Have Better Credit Scores?

In a credit score race, blue states win.  Credit Karma, which offers free credit scores and scoring information, reports that residents in red states on average […]
May 30, 2012

Money Mistakes Everyone Makes

Jack Otter, author of Worth It…Not Worth It?, explains half a dozen screwups we all fall for—and strategies to avoid them.    #1: You Used Your Debit […]
May 24, 2012

What's Keeping You Poor?

Blowing money on one-time, unplanned expenses is the real reason we can’t stick to a budget and spiral deeper in debt, according to a new paper, “The […]
May 22, 2012

Student Loans for Kindergarteners on the Rise

It used to be that families first signed up for education loans when their child enrolled in college, but a growing number of parents are seeking […]
May 17, 2012

Sizing up Student Loan Debt

There is a lot of student loan debt out there, we’re constantly told. Many graduates can’t keep up with their student loan payments, even if they […]
May 15, 2012

Weird Ways to Hurt Your Credit Score

The FICO credit score equation might be a black box, but there have been thousands of articles written about what you should and shouldn’t do when […]
May 10, 2012

More Young Adults Living With Mom and Dad

Shame, misery, and your mother’s incessant nagging used to be associated with moving back in with your parents after college or being out on your own […]
May 6, 2012

What's the Value of a College Degree?

How much is that college degree really worth? That depends on your major. It turns out that some undergraduate and graduate diplomas are worth a lot […]