How Much Money Do You Actually Need to Buy a House?

It might be less than you’d think!

Posted on: April 30, 2018


5 Reasons to Avoid Pawn Shop Loans

Pawn shop loans might seem like an easy way to get fast cash, but they could end up costing more than you bargained for.

Posted on: April 25, 2018


How to Survive in a Banking Desert

When people lack access to traditional banking services, it can be very hard for them to improve their long-term financial health.

Posted on: April 13, 2018


Are Balance Transfers a Good Way to Pay Down Debt?

If you can score a good promotional offer, a balance transfer could help supercharge your debt repayment—but it's not risk-free.

Posted on: March 29, 2018


A Field Guide to Spotting Predatory Lenders

Be wary of lenders that don't check your credit, advertise themselves as "cash advances," or have poor customer reviews.

Posted on: March 29, 2018



Can You Get a Cash Advance with a Debit Card?

Need cash fast? ATM limit too low? Did you know you could walk into the bank and get a cash advance with your debit card?

Posted on: March 16, 2018


5 Questions to Ask Before Cosigning a Loan

We all want to help out where we can. But do your homework first.

Posted on: March 08, 2018


Cash Advance or a Late Bill? What’s Worse?

The best way to avoid choosing between a late bill and a predatory cash advance loan is to be prepared ahead of time.

Posted on: March 06, 2018


Does Medical Debt Really Go Away After Seven Years?

Like all urban myths, the "seven-year rule" does contain a small kernel of truth. But sorry, folks, it's just not that easy.

Posted on: February 22, 2018