Saving money on tires

Woman is happy when she finds some new tires at an affordable price.

Good tires are extremely important for road safety. They can also be expensive, so you should be infomed on when to replace tires and how to save money when you do. When is it time to buy new tires? Most tires last between 5 and 10 years, but they can wear out faster if you… Continue Reading

Need help filing your taxes?

Get help filing your taxes so you don't look stressed out while filling them out yourself, like this woman.

It’s time to file your federal income taxes—the deadline is April 15, 2019. You must file a return even if you don’t owe any tax. Tax preparation can be stressful, but there are lots of resources available to help you. Here are some options.

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Laura’s story and how her loan choice affected her life

an image of Laura and her husband in their little grocery store after he's recovered from his illness.

How much of a difference can it make to choose one kind of loan over another?  A huge difference.

Laura lives with her husband and kids in Departamento 15, an area known as “El corredor salvadoreño” in Los Angeles. Continue Reading

Improving your credit score: Credit mix and new credit

Credit mix and amount of new credit make up about 20% of your FICO score.

Credit mix and new credit make up around 20% of your FICO® credit score*, combined. Having different types of credit, such as a credit card account and installment loan, like an auto loan, could be good for your score. Responsibly managing different types of credit demonstrates your ability to pay off future debts. Continue Reading

Thanksgiving on a budget

Family and friends enjoying thanksgiving together and having a great time without spending a lot of money.

There is so much to celebrate this time of year, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s! But when you’re in charge of the budget, festivities can quickly get expensive. Here are eight ideas to reduce costs so you can focus on what really matters—gratitude. Continue Reading

Improving your credit score: Length of credit history

The length of your credit history affects about 15% of your FICO® credit score. The longer you’ve been building your credit history, the better it looks to the credit bureaus. They assume that a person with 15 years of recorded on-time payments is more likely to continue making on-time payments than a person with 1 year… Continue Reading