Credit & Debt


Online Scams: How Can You Protect Yourself and Your Family?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 17, 2016

Online fraudsters are everywhere. Here's what you need to know—and do—to thwart them.
Should You Consolidate Your Student Loans? Important Things to Consider.

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 10, 2016

Consolidating student loans can make life simpler, but there are more factors to consider before making a decision.
Couples and Credit Scores: Is It a Match?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 03, 2016

Keeping your credit score high is important for your financial life—and maybe also for your love life.
Should you refinance your mortgage?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
January 20, 2016

Rising interest rates may have you thinking about refinancing your mortgage but there's a lot more to consider.
Will Debt Derail Your Retirement?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
September 23, 2015

Retired or not, your debts have to be paid. Best to come up with a realistic repayment plan ahead of time.
Need to Adjust Your Financial Attitude? Start Here- Now!

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
May 20, 2015

Getting a handle on spending and saving means changing your attitude as well as your behavior. Take these steps.
Apple Pay: Making It Work for YOU

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
May 13, 2015

Apple Pay may be exciting and new, but best to couple it with some old fashioned wisdom about spending.
Cash or Credit-- Which is the Smarter Way to Pay?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
January 21, 2015

Credit card perks are alluring, but you may get a savings bonus when you pay for everyday purchases with cash.
How Many Credit Cards Do You Really Need?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
December 10, 2014

Too many credit cards in your wallet? Be careful how you use them—and how you get rid of them.
Should You Be Debt-Free Before You Retire?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
November 12, 2014

Being debt free before you retire can be a smart goal. But you have to look at your bigger financial picture.
What's On First—Paying Off Student Loans or Saving for Retirement?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
June 18, 2014

Don't let student loans jeopardize your future. Strike a balance now between paying back debt and saving.
Do You Know Enough About Your Family Finances?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 12, 2014

Even if your spouse is calling the shots financially, it's essential that you know the game plan. 
10 Scariest Money Mistakes-- Don't Be Tricked!

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 23, 2013

Avoid these mistakes now to help build a more financially secure future.
Student Loans: Things to Consider Before-- and After-- You Borrow

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 09, 2013

Student loans can mean future opportunity—or a heap of financial trouble. Weigh the pros and cons before you sign.



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