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How to compare credit repair options

September 3, 2023, 6:00am Business

If you have recently applied for a financial product, you may have been met with higher than normal rates. This, primarily due to inflation, is unfortunately out of your control. But working to improve your credit score through the process of credit repair can mean a higher score and potentially… Read story

Why now might be a good time to consider longer-term CDs

September 2, 2023, 6:00am Business

As the Federal Reserve continues to slow down on raising rates, you can still get the highest yielding five-year CD yields in more than a decade right now. But your window on this opportunity could soon be closing. Read story

Hiltzik: Businesses keep complaining about shoplifting, but wage theft is a bigger crime

September 2, 2023, 5:22am Business

Former Home Depot Chief Executive Bob Nardelli went on Fox Business the other day to warn that a surge in shoplifting by organized gangs showed that America was descending into “a lawless society.” Read story

NerdWallet: How to avoid the No. 1 text message scam putting your money at risk

August 30, 2023, 7:53am Business

The Federal Trade Commission recently revealed the most reported text message scam: bank impersonations. Read story

Millennial Money: How to manage caregiving costs for parents while raising kids

August 29, 2023, 7:33am Business

Nearly a quarter of millennials are caregivers for an adult, according to a 2020 AARP survey. And a 2020 report from insurance marketplace GoHealth found that 1 in 3 millennials are supporting their parents financially, and more than a quarter help manage their parents’ health care. Read story

Palmer: How to get comfortable with taking smart financial risks

August 28, 2023, 7:28am Business

Making money, whether by putting cash into the stock market, buying a home or jumping to a better-paying job, requires some degree of risk. While embracing any of those moves might feel as scary as skydiving off a cliff, there are times when a little risk makes financial sense. Read story

9 bad money habits that you should break right now

August 27, 2023, 5:08am Business

Like brushing your teeth or getting enough sleep, the first step to developing effective financial habits is to break out of the bad ones. Read story

Bankrate: What is a home appraisal? Everything you need to know

August 26, 2023, 5:53am Business

An appraisal is a critical part of the homebuying process. If your home appraisal comes in lower than expected, it can cost you money and delay — or even derail — the entire transaction. Read story

NerdWallet: I was surprised when some of my student loans were canceled. Yours might be, too

August 23, 2023, 8:09am Business

In 2022, I left the teaching profession, convinced that the public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) I had been pursuing for the past 14 years was no longer a possibility. When I changed careers, I had nearly $50,000 in student loan debt. Read story

Millennial Money: Do you need a prenup?

August 22, 2023, 7:44am Business

Prenuptial or premarital agreements, often called “prenups,” have a reputation for being a tool the ultra-wealthy use to protect their assets. But as marriages have evolved, so have prenups — and they might have more uses than you think. Read story