Landlords sometimes use the leverage of a security deposit to push tenants around -- and potentially wreck their finances. Here's how to protect yourself.
You don't have to bust your hump to get better credit scores. Here are some things you can do without lifting a finger.
A new survey reveals Americans are most embarrassed to admit their amount of credit card debt.
You could greatly improve your financial outlook in half a year by paying more than the minimum balance on debts.
Different financial situations call for different credit cards. Here's how to know if a card is right -- or wrong -- for you.
Here are seven simple tips to help newbies in the credit world borrow money and build a credit history.
Bad news: Your teen got into a jam with the law. Will bailing him out of jail mean bad news for your finances, too?
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.
MONEY & POLITICS
Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
New rules mean that longevity annuities -- insurance against outliving your money -- are more attractive for retirement savers.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'