August 21, 2017 |
In some states, it is cheaper to own a home, but there are some states where owning a home is more expensive than renting one.
August 15, 2017 |
Hondas, plus Ford and Chevy pickups are the favorite vehicles of thieves
August 10, 2017 |
The rub? More than half of Americans worry they can’t afford it
August 10, 2017 |
Because of the recession, Gen Xers are still struggling to pay off the majority of their mortgages — and are falling behind older and younger generations in the process.
August 7, 2017 |
Named Stuart, Anna or Peter? You’re more likely to have a higher home value.
August 3, 2017 |
People who move more often pay more than those who don’t.
July 26, 2017 |
Once they relocated, they set their sights on their retirement goals.
July 19, 2017 |
A reader declared bankruptcy, but her air conditioning unit is the real problem now.
July 7, 2017 |
On average, homes with blue bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than those without blue bathrooms.
July 5, 2017 |
And he embraced the personal finance community as he paid down debt.
June 6, 2017 |
College graduates value their degrees even though they can’t afford to live on their own.
June 5, 2017 |
It’s like a really sad version of ‘The Price is Right,’ because the only prize is knowing how people budget
June 5, 2017 |
It’s not as simple as it sounds, but also not as hard as it looks: Raise your credit score.
May 16, 2017 |
Almost three quarters of Americans put in a full day of work over the weekend every month.
May 12, 2017 |
We tried out one of these services. Results? Meh.
May 5, 2017 |
Are you setting yourself up to fail?
May 3, 2017 |
The national average for babysitting is nearly $14 an hour while minimum wage workers are still making $7.25 an hour.
April 28, 2017 |
In spite of recent interest rates hikes, you may still be able to save money by refinancing.
April 25, 2017 |
They don’t believe in the “American Dream,” but want to move on with adulthood.
April 18, 2017 |
Low inventory on homes means sellers may not find a new place to live.
April 18, 2017 |
Miami, Florida is the number one city in America where people struggle to live comfortably, but the median income isn’t high enough in 80 percent of our biggest cities.
April 7, 2017 |
You can save a lot of money by not having to replace things as often.
April 4, 2017 |
For Equal Pay Day, women are still far behind men and won’t see equal pay for more than 200 years.
March 23, 2017 |
The Internet of Things and stolen fingerprints are among the biggest scam predictions for 2017.
March 21, 2017 |
Depending on where you live, your costs could be up by more than 60 percent.
March 16, 2017 |
…consider the hell of trying to cancel it
March 8, 2017 |
Manual labor stinks, but it certainly helped him think toward the future.
March 7, 2017 |
With the expected raise in the federal funds rate and climbing home values, potential homeowners may be wary about buying this year.
March 2, 2017 |
If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.
February 27, 2017 |
Young, unwed couples are buying homes faster than they were a decade ago. While married couples still make up the bulk of homebuyers, 15 percent are couples that aren’t married.
February 17, 2017 |
The majority of couples around the world are watching ahead of each other.
February 17, 2017 |
Swimming against a never-ending tide of stuff? Make 2017 your year of living clutter-free.
February 15, 2017 |
This week: A couple isn’t sure how to replace their two broken-down cars.
January 17, 2017 |
The White House is valued at $400 million but as Donald Trump moves in, he’ll be downgrading.
January 17, 2017 |
Swimming in a sea of paper? Create a simple, sane storage system.
January 3, 2017 |
With a little TLC, today’s vehicles can easily last for 200,000 miles.
December 27, 2016 |
How to get a great deal on a television without buying technology you won’t use.
December 22, 2016 |
The things I learned during my time at Than Merrill’s Real Estate Class
December 21, 2016 |
Finding a place to live in a new city can be hard, but there are ways to save money and sanity during your search.
November 22, 2016 |
In the grand scheme of things, organizing your refrigerator might seem pretty small potatoes. But in fact, an organized fridge will save money and time while you are contributing to the planet’s health. When your refrigerator is a jungle, you can’t see what’s in there. That means wasting money buying duplicates and letting good food go bad. A Johns Hopkins University study found that: […]
November 21, 2016 |
Rent and home affordability are both major concerns for millennials
November 16, 2016 |
This new generation embraces an older concept: Homes are investments.
November 15, 2016 |
Here are the numbers behind what’s happening to household debt, and what they mean. You shouldn’t worry too much.
November 8, 2016 |
What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things you think make you look good, but really don’t.
November 4, 2016 |
We can’t leave, we can’t stay awake.
November 3, 2016 |
We ask a CPA for advice. What he says might surprise you.
October 12, 2016 |
A reader owes big money on her car and wants to know what she should do next. Here’s what she SHOULDN’T do.
October 11, 2016 |
Don’t spend money on costly pest management. You can keep critters away yourself for less.
September 27, 2016 |
A reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.
September 21, 2016 |
Fixer-upper homes may not be worth cost of renovations, researchers say.
September 15, 2016 |
The best colleges are in cities with some of the most expensive off-campus housing. It costs more to live near Stanford than actually attend it.
September 14, 2016 |
High-end homes are even more likely to get blind offers
August 30, 2016 |
Many people shop backwards for a vehicle — and that’s costly. Here’s how to get the best deal.
August 24, 2016 |
A reader thinks it will teach her a lesson, but his wife isn’t so sure.
August 10, 2016 |
Many young people are hesitant about buying homes, but for those that are jumping on board, they’re doing it with better credit and more FHA loans.
August 9, 2016 |
Knowing how dealerships work — and what the dealers cannot do — is key to getting the best price.
August 1, 2016 |
California has the most stolen cars in the entire nation
August 1, 2016 |
Why it’s cheaper to take a year-long vacation than it is to live in California
July 28, 2016 |
Many households don’t think they qualify for need-based financial aid – they’re wrong.
July 14, 2016 |
With mounting student loan debt and stiff competition in home-buying, millennials aren’t confident they can afford it. Home costs are going up but incomes aren’t.
July 11, 2016 |
Across the United States, low-income earners are spending nearly 23 percent of their income on mortgage payments. In some areas, Americans are spending more than 30 percent of their income.
July 7, 2016 |
How much car can you afford? This map shows where cars are most and least affordable in the U.S.
July 5, 2016 |
Use the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new “Know Before You Owe” shopping guide and get the car loan that’s right for you.
July 4, 2016 |
Remember the housing bubble? Are car loans the next mortgage crisis?
June 20, 2016 |
Why many are struggling to buy and sell homes
June 14, 2016 |
It takes an income of about $216,000 per year to afford a two-bedroom apartment in one U.S. city these days — and it’s not New York.
June 9, 2016 |
Yes, it’s possible, and in many different ways.
May 24, 2016 |
There is no magic bullet to a better brain, but these scientifically supported steps can help.
May 17, 2016 |
Why those in housing industry think homes will be in a short supply, and why they believe millennials are to blame
April 20, 2016 |
A reader got into a bad lease but wonders: Will buying the car make it better?
March 17, 2016 |
These home improvements won’t take long, so they’re definitely worth your time.
February 11, 2016 |
You’re wasting time and not saving money.
February 2, 2016 |
Procter & Gamble has released 56 printable coupons good for up to $3 off a purchase.
January 26, 2016 |
Save money not having to replace things so often. Extend the life of everything from soap to cars.
December 15, 2015 |
Adding these renewable-energy systems to your home can lower heating or cooling costs — and your tax bill.
December 2, 2015 |
A teen reader wants to convince her father to let her buy a new car, but Howard isn’t being helpful.
November 26, 2015 |
Part 1 of 5 in our entrepreneur series. This week: How to succeed without always working.
November 11, 2015 |
A reader wants to know if it’s legal for his divorce to affect his rates.
October 27, 2015 |
Only one of them is saving big bucks on used items.
October 13, 2015 |
The worst part: There’s only so much you can do about it.
September 9, 2015 |
A reader wants to know how to force the dealership to finally fix his broken-down ride.
August 24, 2015 |
Here are 3 simple and free ways to be healthy in body and wallet.
August 11, 2015 |
They won’t tell you, but we will.
July 23, 2015 |
They don’t cost a lot, either.
July 20, 2015 |
Each of these infographics are worth 1,000 words.
July 15, 2015 |
Sometimes you can save on quality items, but sometimes you’ll overpay for poor ones.
May 14, 2015 |
Both groups are hesitant to leave behind large inheritances, but not for the reasons you might expect.
May 10, 2015 |
You know the dilemma: Will I make more than I spend on child care and other expenses?
April 28, 2015 |
Worried about getting your car stolen? Here’s a brilliant solution: Don’t leave it unlocked. Here’s where people did…
April 14, 2015 |
Surprised? Here are 5 myths about winning the lottery that you didn’t know.
April 10, 2015 |
A reader wants to know the magic formula. Here’s a hint: It doesn’t require magic at all.
April 9, 2015 |
But if you make these 5 car repairs yourself, you can prevent that from happening.
April 7, 2015 |
Becoming a millionaire will no longer make you wealthy.
April 6, 2015 |
You need to have “the talk” with your kids — about money.
March 26, 2015 |
The “housing bubble” sparked the Great Recession. Some experts worry an impending “auto bubble” will do the same.
March 18, 2015 |
A reader wants to ditch her rental agreement for a house, but mortgage rates confuse her.
March 17, 2015 |
Melting snow and heavy rain mean your home is at risk of flooding. Here’s how to stay high and dry.
March 13, 2015 |
A reader wants to know if rent is really “throwing money away.”
March 6, 2015 |
This week: No question is too big, small, or weird for a millennial opinion poll.
February 27, 2015 |
This week: Quantifying how much we care about cars.
February 24, 2015 |
If you’re going to do something immoral, at least do it the right way.
February 19, 2015 |
And it’s not just credit cards. Auto loans have increased too, and experts disagree on whether that’s good or bad.
February 12, 2015 |
A majority of former homeowners say they’d rather keep renting than buy another home. Here’s all our advice for the new breed of nomads…
February 10, 2015 |
5 marital problems you’ll never face by keeping your money a mystery.
February 5, 2015 |
Here’s how to buy a car in 2015, even if you don’t have a lot saved.
January 15, 2015 |
Despite saving as much as 30 percent, pay-as-you-drive insurance has a lot more haters than it did a year ago.
December 11, 2014 |
If you owned all the student loans in the United States, here are the holiday gifts you could buy Americans of all ages.
November 24, 2014 |
Tired of being a cog in the consumerist Black Friday machine? Try these money-saving ideas instead.
November 11, 2014 |
Save your cash and counter space by avoiding these absolutely useless appliances.
November 10, 2014 |
The right appliances save time and money, but what does a frugal foodie really need in the kitchen?
October 29, 2014 |
We’re not really recommending it, we’re just saying it’s possible to save thousands.
October 9, 2014 |
We signed up for seven eccentric subscription boxes. Here’s the mystery stuff we got, and what we thought.
October 7, 2014 |
Garage sales both rewarding and risky. Here’s how to score a deal every time.
October 3, 2014 |
Unless you’re in the 1 percent, you don’t want to live in these neighborhoods.
October 1, 2014 |
Thanks to the Internet, more people now report being able to fix their own cars — saving them time and money.
September 30, 2014 |
You probably know you’ll pay more if you have bad credit. But you didn’t know how much till now.
September 23, 2014 |
If you own a home, you insure your stuff against fires, theft, and other disasters. But most renters don’t.
September 22, 2014 |
Here’s how to save time and money while keeping the landlord and your neighbors happy.
September 18, 2014 |
This week: What it costs to run into a deer and obey the government, among other things.
September 16, 2014 |
Only a fraction of shoppers buy groceries online, but that’s growing. Here’s how to save money and eat right.
September 12, 2014 |
Programs that track your speed and braking habits are becoming a more popular way to save.
September 9, 2014 |
Nationwide, rents are at an all-time high. Here’s how to still find a sweet deal.
September 4, 2014 |
It’s a lot cheaper and covers a lot more than you probably think.
September 2, 2014 |
Smart home technology can save you time, is easy to install, and can cost less than you think.
August 26, 2014 |
We spoil our dogs, but that doesn’t mean we have to spoil our budgets, too.
August 21, 2014 |
In the time it takes to read this, you could find a buyer for your crappy car.
August 7, 2014 |
Used car prices won’t reach pre-recession levels until 2019, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save now.
July 14, 2014 |
Here are a half-dozen simple suggestions from a landlord and real estate podcaster.
July 10, 2014 |
There’s a certain art to getting good art without taking on bad debt.
July 9, 2014 |
Husband wants to pay down the mortgage, wife says no way.
July 7, 2014 |
Under the right conditions, you can make more by NOT selling your house.
July 1, 2014 |
Don’t fly flags or eat meat from another country for Independence Day. Here’s how to buy American.
June 25, 2014 |
Why has sexism seemingly perished from everywhere but garages? Here’s what the experts say.
June 10, 2014 |
Here are six crucial questions to ask your landlord and yourself if you want to find the right rental at the right price.
June 5, 2014 |
There’s a lot of safety advice — a lot of it vague, obvious, or expensive. Here’s what we think is best for your time and money.
May 27, 2014 |
You think you know the law about renting a place to live? We bet you don’t.
May 22, 2014 |
Do African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans really prefer different vehicles?
May 20, 2014 |
Like everything else, the Internet has made renting an apartment both easier and more dangerous.
May 20, 2014 |
Here’s a quick and handy guide to cheap and easy maintenance anyone can handle.
May 13, 2014 |
What really determines how much you pay for your policy? Probably not what you think.
May 7, 2014 |
There are many terrible tips on how to save money on gas out there. Debt.com pulls the few simple ones that actually work.
May 2, 2014 |
Hands-free texting isn’t safe, and no, you really can’t multitask.
May 1, 2014 |
You don’t have to possess a green thumb or spend hours getting dirt under your fingernails.
April 11, 2014 |
Here are the cars people with below-average credit buy when they’re broke, and how to get them.
April 7, 2014 |
These remodel projects are OK if you really want them, but not if the goal is to add value to your home.
April 4, 2014 |
Are you prepared for a flat tire or other mechanical issues? If not use these tips to build an emergency car kit for your vehicle.
April 3, 2014 |
It’s a landlord’s market now and rent is skyrocketing across the nation. But there are things you can offer a landlord to cut your rate.
April 2, 2014 |
Car insurance claims may fix your car, but wreck your finances. On average, a single collision or injury claim can raise rates more than 40 percent. Here’s what to do about it.
March 31, 2014 |
The more you understand about what happens under the hood, the more you can save.
March 18, 2014 |
The cost of a new car is more than its sticker price. Debt.com tells you exactly how much the cheapest new cars will cost you.
January 29, 2014 |
More people buy a TV around the Super Bowl than any other time of year. Here are the basics to get your money’s worth.
November 18, 2013 |
Saving money when you rent a car just got a little easier. We break down two new tips on how to get the best car rental for the least amount of your hard-earned cash so you can save on transportation and travel costs in your budget.
November 1, 2013 |
A new study finds drab home décor may be bringing Americans down, but most of us are still wary of updating due to high cost. We look at five simple steps you can take to make easy updates to your home décor without breaking the bank or taking on excess credit card debt.
October 30, 2013 |
If you’re looking for a way to avoid a cookie-cutter decorating style without breaking the bank paying for original artwork, then art festivals are the way to go. We look at the Top 50 Art Fairs list and offer our top tips on how to shop effectively at art fairs without breaking the bank.
October 21, 2013 |
Lying to your spouse about changing the thermostat? Well you’re not alone. Instead of blaming the dog (no, really), we help you find ways to keep everyone happy with the temperature so you can finally cool down those constant fights over the high cost of heating and air conditioning.