interest rates

The interest rates attached to the various debts you hold can make or break your budget and ability to manage your debt effectively. From high rates to things like variable interest and hybrid rates, there is plenty you need to know if you want to be a savvy borrower. has the latest news and trends to help you understand how interest is impacting your debts today.

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How Do We Save For Retirement And Pay All Our Bills?

April 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to survive “the sandwich” — without evicting his mother-in-law.

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Ask the Expert: Are Debt Management Plans Legit?

April 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wonders if the letters DMP are A-OK.

Howard Dvorkin on debt

It’s Financial Literacy Month. Give Yourself Some Credit! [VIDEO]

April 4, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This month, answers all your questions – in under a minute.

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Interest Rates Are Going Up. Should You Be Worried?

March 30, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

It depends on whether you have debt, and what kind. If you’re rich, it’s strictly good news.

Ask The Expert: What’s The Least Bad Answer?

March 8, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A husband and wife have competing plans for getting out of debt. Alas, both are terrible.

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It’s Not You, It’s the House

March 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.

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Ask The Expert: Is This The Dumbest Idea You’ve Ever Heard?

February 1, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: How Trump, gold bullion, and credit cards don’t mix.

Credit card debt has a way of causing problems

Want to Boost Your Credit? Don’t Get a Subprime Credit Card

August 23, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Subprime credit card issuers are creating hundreds of dollars in unnecessary fees every month for potential cardholders, meaning they could be in debt for longer.

Credit card debt has a way of causing problems

You’re Doing It Wrong

August 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The credit cards we use aren’t actually the best ones for us. In fact, they’re mostly wrong.

America: Home of the Houseless

July 27, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

American voters want the presidential candidates to acknowledge the housing crisis, or risk losing their vote

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Millennial Advice: How to Get a Decent Credit Score

June 23, 2016 | John Rampton

Here are seven proven techniques.

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Ask The Expert: Does The Fed Matter To Me?

December 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is fed up with hearing about the Federal Reserve and its rate hike.

The Secret To A Successful Marriage: Separate But Equal Cash -

3 Financial Habits to Start Before Fed Raises Interest Rates

October 22, 2015 |

If you don’t know about The Fed, here’s just enough information for you to prosper.

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Good News! Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees Are Going Away!

May 19, 2015 | Jason Steele

This ridiculous fee cost you big, even though it didn’t cost your credit card company anything.

Pay what you can after graduation

Why We Don’t Repay Our Student Loans

March 24, 2015 | Jess Miller

They’re easy to get, but hard to understand, and even harder to repay. Fortunately, there’s help.

High interest savings accounts

Ask The Expert: Where Can I Find High Interest Savings Accounts?

December 31, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is disgusted at the painfully low rates his bank is offering.

Where credit cards get sneaky

The 7 Hidden Ways Your Credit Card Is Costing You

November 25, 2014 | Jess Miller

Where credit cards get sneaky, and what you can do to avoid their hidden costs.

Why we pay more for cars with bad credit

Why poor people pay more for cars — and what they can do about it

September 30, 2014 | Jess Miller

You probably know you’ll pay more if you have bad credit. But you didn’t know how much till now.

Get lower credit card interest rates!

A clever and proven way to chop down those credit card interest rates

June 4, 2014 | Jason Steele

Credit card debt? Consider a zero-percent APR promotional financing offer.

Student loans cost more starting right now, but maybe less a little later

May 8, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Congress has raised student loan interest rates, but one U.S. Senator has a fresh idea to lower them.