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Congress Bans Short-Term Lending; the Poor Pay a High Price Dec. 03, 2019

Stephen Moore

Washington do-goodism almost always fails to help the people it is supposed to because politicians i... Read More

Don't Upset the Bride Aug. 29, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My girlfriend and I have been dating for over a year and a half and are planning to set... Read More

No Longer Accepting Negative Talk Jul. 19, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I am writing because I'm seeking your help about my relationship with my 30-year-old gra... Read More

When Holiday Debt Lingers Long After the Gifts Are Forgotten Apr. 09, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Got debt? I could be wrong, but if you're revolving a big credit card balance, I'm guessing at least... Read More

Zero-Interest Balance Transfer Has Its Reward but Is Riddled With Risks Mar. 25, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

This week, my mailbox reminded me how paying off credit card debt is an uphill battle. And when that... Read More

Think Sacrifice, Not Deprivation Mar. 20, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I have what could be characterized as a dark financial past. I didn't set out to ruin my marriage, m... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Financial Emergency? Mar. 06, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: What would happen if you were hit with an unexpected medical bill or layoff or your ad... Read More

10 Easy Ways to Waste Your Money. Scared Yet? Nov. 07, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: No matter how conscientious you may try to be, certain money wasters can creep up on y... Read More

Credit Card Payment Dates and Credit Limits: What Difference Does It Make? Jun. 14, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Few things in this world are more confusing than credit cards — how they work, what they reall... Read More

Is a HELOC Right for You? Aug. 02, 2017

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie, We've owned our home for five years and have reasonable equity in it. We now want to r... Read More

CFPB Prepaid Card Rule Again Targets a Product Popular With the Masses Apr. 20, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Whenever innovation produces a new technology or product that benefits the masses, government bureau... Read More

Millennials, Fire Away Feb. 08, 2017

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers, I recently had an interesting conversation with the daughter of a friend of mine. Like... Read More

How to Unshrink Wool and Other Highly Useful Tips and Tricks Nov. 08, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

You know the beautiful sweater you accidentally laundered with the kids' play clothes that now looks... Read More

Spend, Spend, Spend Nov. 06, 2016

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I seem to have a problem. A couple of months ago, I started to apply for and receive cre... Read More

Credit and Debt Oct. 26, 2016

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers, October is a great month for festivals — harvest fairs, traditional Oktoberfests... Read More

Credit Cards in the Hands of Financially Immature Students Oct. 05, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Your kids are fortunate to be growing up in this most progressive and exciting time in history. That... Read More

The Cheap and Easy Way to Build a Great Credit Score Aug. 24, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: You have said that it's important to keep our credit cards active even if we keep them at... Read More

Get Back at Your Creditors Jul. 26, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Late fees, punitive interest rates and over-limit fees are piling up on your credit reports. It's en... Read More

Consumer Debt Slowing the Economy Jul. 13, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: The economy still looks terrible, and unemployment is higher than the government say... Read More

Between Two Mooching Kids Mar. 19, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a divorced mother of two married children. I am now retired, but in the past, I hav... Read More