A Brief History of Debtors’ Prisons

Does a prison for not paying your debts sound like something from a nightmarish future? Wrong! It's a real thing from our nightmarish past!

Posted on: June 10, 2019


Car Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Money Down the Road

Spending a little bit of money now, plus taking the time to learn some DIY car maintenance, will mean big savings later on.

Posted on: June 07, 2019


How to Have Fun This Summer on a Budget

Vacations are great for your mental and physical health, but not so much for your bank account. So check out these cheap entertainment alternatives instead!

Posted on: June 06, 2019


How to Avoid Unbudgeted Spending

Unplanned spending that falls outside your budget is a great way to drain your savings and leave yourself in a financially perilous position.

Posted on: June 06, 2019


What to Do About Data Leaks

You can take all the right steps to protect your data, only to have it leaked when a giant company's servers get hacked. So what can you do?

Posted on: June 06, 2019


How to Identify and Avoid Fake Tech Support Scams

Many people allow tech support teams to remotely take over their computers, a trust that scammers love to exploit.

Posted on: June 05, 2019


How Long Does Information Stay on Your Credit Report?

While almost all information stays on your report for seven years, most of it will stop affecting your score sometime before that.

Posted on: June 05, 2019


5 Times When a Personal Loan is a Bad Idea

If you're considering a personal loan to pay for something like a vacation or to cover everyday expenses, you should stop and reconsider.

Posted on: June 05, 2019


How Long Does It Take to Go from Bad Credit to Good Credit?

Improving your credit is a marathon, not a sprint. But just how long it will take you to fix your score could depend on why it was so lousy in the first place.

Posted on: June 04, 2019


Does Renting Your Home Really Mean You’re Throwing Money Away?

There are many benefits to home ownership, but its supremacy over leasing isn't nearly as clear-cut as some would have you believe.

Posted on: June 03, 2019