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Credit & Loans Tips

4 Ways to Help Teens Establish Credit

Get your teen off to a good start with their own savings, secured credit card and more

Taking a Loan from Your 401(k)

Borrowing against funds in your plan may be allowed. But is it ever a good idea?

Money Market Deposit Accounts vs. Money Market Funds

Distinguish these two separate entities by learning the differences between them

Banking

Staying informed about your credit report can stop credit fraud and identity theft

With low interest rates, balance transfer offers are tempting. Are they a good idea?

Want to save but still have access to your cash whenever you need? A savings account might be right for you

This introduction to checking accounts explains what features to seek and avoid

Banking

Take action when your finances and safety are compromised with a lost wallet

Not just any card will do. It's important to select a good credit card to fit your needs

Before you get a new debit card, understand all the charges you may face.

If your credit score has been holding you back, try these suggestions to improve it


Financial

Examples of "good" and "bad" borrowing, so you can use credit to help your finances

Try these suggestions for a streamlined way to manage your financial paperwork

Following annual financial traditions can have a positive impact on your bottom line

Do you know what actions really help your credit score and which ones can harm it?

Teen

Establishing credit is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. Here's how to build good credit from the start

Focusing on these factors will make a huge difference in preparing for your future

Give your teens a solid financial foundation by showing these basic budgeting skills

Safety

Find out what exactly constitutes identity fraud, and what this all-too-common crime means for you

Dos and don'ts for smoothly navigating the most convenient and popular banking method

Avoid accidents, theft, and overspending by taking this list and checking it twice

Smartphone applications can access your data and location. Learn to play safe

Earn while you spend.

Make your money work for you.


Credit and Loan Calculators

Calculate Spending and See the Benefits of Spending Less

Not to mention you can add up how much those savings can accrue over the years

Calculate if You Are Better Off Paying Down Debt or Investing

Pay off what you owe, or invest the money and let it grow? This online tool can help

Discover How Much Credit You Can Get with This Calculator

Enter your home value and mortgage amount to see what line of credit you qualify for

To Consolidate Debt, First Calculate the Loan You Need

It's easier to conquer debt when you streamline multiple payments into one place

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