Borrowing

From student loans to credit cards and mortgages, sometimes it's necessary to borrow money. Learn about the (sometimes hidden) costs of borrowing, why a good credit score matters, and how to pay down the debt you already have.

Could borrowing let you meet your goals?

Find out the basics before taking out a loan or using a credit card.
06/07/2018

10-second tips: Taking a loan

Know the implications of borrowing from your workplace savings plan.
04/02/2018

How to pay off debt—and save too

Balancing paying off debt and saving can be tricky. Here's a step-by-step guide.
02/02/2018

Should you borrow from your 401(k) to pay off credit card debt?

The decision to use a 401(k) loan to retire high interest credit card debt is not as obvious as it may seem.
09/15/2017

5 reasons 401(k) loans are a bad idea

You'll want to think long and hard before treating your retirement savings like a piggy bank.
09/15/2017

How can you help your child get a college education?

Prospective students and their parents have lots of options.
04/24/2017
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Find a better way to pay off student debt

Need help with student debt? Here's a better way to manage it.
03/13/2017

4 steps to funding an education

There's no one-size-fits-all plan for higher education, but with a little work you can figure it out.
02/06/2017

Will student loans debt destroy your retirement?

Student loan debt is skyrocketing. How does that affect your approach to retirement?
02/06/2017

Mortgage interest rates: Should you lock them or not?

Locking your rate is a gamble. It's good if rates go up, but they could go down.
11/29/2016

How late payments wreck your credit

Your payment history is the most important aspect of your credit score, with the greatest weight of any single factor. Learn how to manage a late payment.
09/30/2016

How to prioritize your debt

How to tackle the many different types of debt to get rid of it fast.
04/18/2016

3 things to know before taking a loan

Before dipping into your long-term retirement account for some quick cash, here are three things you should know.
04/11/2016

Buying a home

04/06/2016

How much house can I afford?

04/04/2016

Does a bad credit score really matter?

Learn more about what makes up your credit score—and why it's important.
03/29/2016

3 menacing myths about student loans

These three student loan repayment techniques may not be the best ideas.
12/11/2015

401(k) loan or not?

09/10/2015

Student debt or retirement?

09/10/2015

Buy a car or lease it?

09/10/2015

Buy a home or rent?

09/10/2015

3 things you have to know if you have student loan debt

Student loans are different from other debt, with special rules and programs.
08/02/2015