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Overwhelmed by Debt? Credit Counseling Can Help

Maybe bill collectors are calling you on a regular basis. Or perhaps you’ve maxed out your credit cards and are struggling to pay the minimum month after month after month— building a mountain of debt that’s crushing you. You could also be planning to buy a house and looking to get your credit and finances in order before applying for a mortgage. If you identify with any of these scenarios, a credit counselor could be the helping hand you’re looking for.

5 Credit Card Perks You May Not Know You Have

You probably know how to earn points or miles using a rewards credit card, but did you know that your plastic may come with other perks too? Before buying an extended warranty on a new purchase or paying for rental car insurance, check with your credit card issuer to see if these things might already

Why Obsessing for a Perfect Credit Score Is a Waste of Your Time

Aiming for a perfect credit score? You’re not alone. After having his credit scores plateau in the 800-817 range for months, a Credit Sesame user writes in for advice on how to reach that perfect 850 credit score. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, answers.

Financial Abuse Against the Elderly, Protecting Aging Parents From Financial Fraud

Financial abuse against the elderly is real and costly. Some estimates put the total loss at $37 billion each year. While many abuses are instigated by strangers who prey on society’s most vulnerable, many losses are caused by people the victims trust. Here’s what you need to know to protect aging parents from financial fraud.

Links We Love: 5 Ways to Celebrate March Madness on the Cheap

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting ways to celebrate march madness (without going broke), 11 tips for boosting your credit score, a quick text to find out just how well you know FICO scores, a look at how much financial info you share online (a lot more than you think), life-changing money lessons you learn in your 30s, how to act like a leader and get ahead at work —and a whole lot more!

$10M Target Settlement, Why Breach Victims Still Lose

The real winners in the $10M Target settlement are the lawyers, walking away with a cool $6M and little real work. Most victims will walk away with nothing — not a dime. Here’s why.

Links We Love: 10 High-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without Going to Grad School

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting high-paying jobs you can get without going to grad school, ways to make money from spring cleaning, how to tackle your debt, stories of real people who overcame debt — and a whole lot more!

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