Money

Credit & Debt

The Best Credit Card Deals Now

When you close a credit card account, your available credit declines…the percentage of available credit you're using climbs. That costs you points on your credit score.

Credit & Debt

Closing Unused Credit Card Accounts Hurts Your Credit Score

When you close a credit card account, your available credit declines…the percentage of available credit you're using climbs. That costs you points on your credit score.

Medical Expenses

Medicare Enrollment Which Medigap Plan Is Best for You?

Only two of the 10 plans Medigap plans offered during open enrollment in 2021—G and N—are worth considering.

Investing

Investing in the Next Big Thing

Wouldn’t it be great if you had purchased Bitcoin when it was selling for $320 instead of $32,000? Or in…

Financial Planning

Smart Money Strategies for 2022

The post-pandemic economy and consumer spending are robust. But surging inflation…global supply shortages…stocks near record highs…and bond yields near record…

Insurance

Avoid These 5 Costly Medicare Mistakes

Medicare decisions are complicated, and errors can affect your Medicare costs or coverage for the rest of your life. Here are the biggest mistakes and how to avoid them.

Business

The Hottest Career Paths Don’t Require College

Students, parents even adults considering midlife career changes may want to consider "career and technical education” by attending a trade, technical or vocational program.

Financial Planning

How to Get Rid of Your Timeshare

Getting out from under a timeshare that you no longer want can be expensive and difficult. Here are the steps to take to making it easier.

Household Expenses

Will Switching Electricity Suppliers Save You Money?

Consumers who switch to retail electricity suppliers consistently pay more than people who stay with the default service provided by their local utility.

Financial Planning

7 Costly IRA Withdrawal Mistakes to Avoid

A single mistake in withdrawing money from an IRA can derail decades of contributions. Here’s how to avoid the traps.

Financial Planning

Choosing the Best-Value Wine on the Menu

The next time you order wine off a restaurant's wine list, go ahead and buy the second-cheapest bottle—surprisingly, it does not have the highest markups in price.

Investing

Profit from Pokemon

The value of old Pokémon cards featuring beloved Japanese fantasy characters has soared recently. Tips to evaluate and sell your Pokémon cards…

Financial Planning

Don’t Let These 5 Surprises Derail Your Retirement

Beware of these five retirement financial surprises—ranging from the real results of downsizing to the tax consequences of retirement—that can derail plans, consume savings and...

Investing

Are Bitcoin and Other Digital Assets Right for you?

How to determine if bitcoin and other digital assets are right for you and which ones to invest in

Medical Expenses

Massive Medical Bills? 6-Step Plan to Help You Pay Much Less

Even well-insured patients can be subjected to hefty healthcare bills for out-of-network doctor visits, ambulance rides, treatments “not medically necessary.” Here’s help…