• Debt collectors are now preying on other debt collectors

    The debt collections industry in the U.S. is so under-regulated that even debt collectors are getting scammed by debt collectors. Here's how to respond when debt collectors call.

    Yahoo Finance
  • The reign of payday lenders may soon be over

    After decades of operating as wardens of modern-day debtors’ prisons, the reign of payday lenders may soon be over.

    Yahoo Finance
  • This New Card Skimmer Is Almost As Thin As A Credit Card

    Good old Brian Krebs has the scoop on a new card skimmer found in Europe. How is it different? It literally fits right into the card slot of any ATM, essentially allowing unfettered access to cards as they slide through. Add in a tiny camera and you’ve got a complete card cloning system.The skimmer…

    TechCrunch53 mins ago
  • How to Fix Virtual Team Challenges Before They Happen

    Set up processes that build trust, accountability and communication to reap the benefits of having a remote operation.

  • When it's smart -- if ever -- to tap your retirement accounts

    Money is really tight, and you're struggling just to get by. Then you remember that you've got tens of thousands of dollars in your retirement accounts. Can't you somehow get access to that cash?

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • How much money do you need to retire?

    There are many ways to figure how much money you need in retirement, just like there are different methods to make money in the stock market. How do you estimate how much money you'll spend in retirement? It provides a baseline number for how much you'll spend in retirement. Obviously, after you…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • How to Know When to Bring Software Development In House

    Don't let sticker shock keep you from building your own development team. Outsourcing is often not the bargain it seems.

  • What you need to know when a debt collector threatens to sue

    Heidi says she took out a payday loan in 2010 and then forgot about it. Now she's getting calls from someone claiming to be a lawyer threatening to take her to court unless she pays $250 right away and ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • When do you need to buy car rental insurance?

    Relying on credit card benefits for insurance when renting a car could end up costing you if you’re unaware of these common situations that aren’t covered.

    Yahoo Finance
  • 10 Ways to Save Money at Target

    Put these strategies to use when you're shopping at this popular big-box retailer.

  • 8 Things New Grads Don't Yet Know About Saving Money

    Ignoring these personal finance tips can have costly consequences.

  • The $47 Cellphone Bill Nightmare

    A consumer found out about an unpaid cellphone bill a few months before he wanted to buy a house, and he wants to know: Can he get it off his credit report?

  • Foreclosure starts tick up in June, but are down year-over-year

    Increases in foreclosure activity correlate with lower home prices because distressed properties tend to trade at a discount to non-distressed properties. Foreclosure sale prices are typically 26% lower ...

    Market Realist
  • How to Make Lots of Money...Your Way

    Studies on the best paying careers are all over the map. Turns out there are lots of ways to achieve financial security.

  • 530 Reasons To Buy Realty Income

    In what comes as a surprise to absolutely nobody who follows the REIT sector, Realty Income (NYSE: O ) announced its 530th consecutive common stock dividend after the bell on August 21, 2014. This single-tenant ...

  • When Going Out to Eat Gets You Hacked

    Restaurant data breaches are a regular occurrence, so if you eat out a lot, make sure to check your bank statements for fraudulent activity.

  • The Foundation for Success Is Learning From Our Failures

    Uncorrected errors of judgment cause more business failures than lack of financing or market upheaval.

  • 4 Ways to Reward Yourself for Being Frugal

    When you are working hard to be financially responsible, it's a good idea to give yourself a reward -- a frugal reward -- to stay motivated.

  • You Can Pay Your Credit Cards & Still Wreck Your Credit

    Just making credit card payments doesn't assure you a good credit score. Here's what else you need to know to ensure your credit is good.

  • BofA to pay $16.65 billion over soured home loans in mortgage meltdown

    Bank of America Corp. will pay a record $16.65 billion to resolve government claims over soured home loans in what is probably the last major settlement stemming from the mortgage meltdown.

    Los Angeles Times