Schwab MoneyWise ®
Schwab MoneyWise®

Credit and Debt

Does How You Manage Your Life Affect How You Manage Your Money?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
May 17, 2018

Life planning and financial planning go hand-in-hand, according to results of the 2018 Schwab Modern Wealth Index.
How Will You Use Your Tax Refund?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
April 11, 2018

Are you getting a big tax refund this year? Use it wisely—then make sure you don't get one next year.
Have You Made These Foolish Money Mistakes?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
March 28, 2018

If you've been fooled into making some common money mistakes, you're not alone. Here are real examples to consider.
Five Ways to Keep Your Wedding Budget on Track

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
March 19, 2018

It takes incredible planning to pull off a wedding—often at incredible cost. Here's how to keep things on budget.
Modern Love and Money: Who Picks Up the Check?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
February 07, 2018

Who pays on the first date? Who pays after that? Love and money can be tricky today, but some rules still apply.
Does Marriage Bring Financial Benefits?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
September 13, 2017

While money should never be the reason to marry, tying the knot can be good for your mutual bottom line.
Should You Pay Off Student Loans Before Saving for Retirement?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
September 06, 2017

Don't let student loans jeopardize your future. Strike a balance now between paying back debt and saving.
What Is Wealth Part 2: How Important Is a Financial Plan?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
August 16, 2017

Putting off financial planning because it's too complicated? Here are three progressive steps to help you get started.
Are You Ready to Invest?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
June 21, 2017

Investing begins with thoughtful answers to some important questions—whether online or in person.
Which Credit Cards Are Right for You?

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
May 31, 2017

Credit card offers are alluring, but be sure to look at the big picture before signing up.
Credit and Debt: Ten Questions Everyone Should Answer

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
October 19, 2016

Credit is a powerful and convenient financial tool, but only if you know how to keep it under control.
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 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.

Follow Carrie


Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

The information on this website is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax, legal, or investment planning advice. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, consult with a qualified tax advisor, CPA, financial planner, or investment manager.

The Charles Schwab Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private foundation that is not part of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. or its parent company, The Charles Schwab Corporation.

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. ("Schwab"). All rights reserved. Member SIPC.