Are you the go-to guy for short-term loans? Say yes every time, and you may torpedo your own finances.
The right rewards card makes it easy to get a little something for yourself -- points, or a cash bonus -- when you're buying gifts for others.
Rising home values are giving homeowners new options for paying for a remodel or renovation. Here's a look at 3 options, with pros and cons of each.
Repayment starts in November. If you don't have a repayment plan -- or you don't think you can afford to pay -- here's what to do.
A reader is wondering if a credit union is a good place to look for a car loan. The answer? When it comes to both saving and borrowing, credit unions are better than banks.
You've shopped, you've compared models, and you've negotiated for a good price on a new set of wheels -- and you might still walk out with a clunker of payment plan.
The FTC says a business that claimed to expedite loans actually used information provided online to raid thousands of victims' bank accounts, to the tune of $5 million.
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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.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.