Money Ideas for People Who Work for a Living
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Oct 30, 2014 by Kurt
Nothing matters more in your FICO® score than whether you’ve paid your debts on time!
Oct 28, 2014 by Kurt
30% of your credit score depends on your “credit utilization”. But what exactly does that mean, and how do you best manage your utilization of credit?
Oct 23, 2014 by Kurt
Stock values have been gyrating madly the last little while, but we’ve made no changes to our equity investments. I share here what we own.
Oct 16, 2014 by Kurt
The average American who carries a balance month-to-month on their credit card account owes $7,743 (and other fun facts!).
Oct 14, 2014 by Kurt
This unfortunately legal practice results in widespread unauthorized recurring credit card charges. Tip: Carefully check your statement!
Oct 9, 2014 by Kurt
How I know almost none of you are interested in budgeting, but many of you have student debt and children!
Oct 7, 2014 by Kurt
Certain choices we make, even trivial ones, can speak volumes about the likely comfort we’ll enjoy—or not—in retirement.
Oct 2, 2014 by Kurt
Car won’t start? Are you late on payments? The repo man is being replaced by the remotely activated starter interrupt device.
Sep 30, 2014 by Kurt
Due to popular demand and the booming success of the 2013 Money Counselor layaway program, I’m re-launching now Money Counselor Layaway 2014!
Sep 27, 2014 by Kurt
Great news folks! You can now get a 20% discount on LawDepot.com legal forms through an arrangement with Money Counselor!
Sep 25, 2014 by Kurt
A credit card balance transfer can help with a debt problem. But only if you do it right!
Sep 23, 2014 by Kurt
The Affordable Care Act establishes a third option besides 1) having qualified health insurance or 2) making a “shared responsibility payment” on your tax return. Option #3 is EXEMPTION. Do you qualify for an Obamacare exemption?
Sep 18, 2014 by Kurt
Here’s a simple way to think about your savings so you can sleep a bit easier at night and better reach your money goals.
Sep 15, 2014 by Kurt
Since moving to Canada five years ago, I estimate we’ve saved over $100,000 in health insurance and health care expense.
Sep 9, 2014 by Kurt
Which group do you think got walloped worse by the Great Recession, high school dropouts or college graduates?
Sep 4, 2014 by Kurt
Only sharp ears and asking the same question three times saved me from spending $700 on something I didn’t want.
Sep 2, 2014 by Kurt
Credit cards with embedded chips and beefed up security features are at last being introduced in the U.S. Will “smart cards” end credit card fraud?
Aug 30, 2014 by Kurt
Uh-oh, now I have to try to live up to Mint.com’s “expert” label.
Aug 28, 2014 by Kurt
The “experts” say you need to save at least a million dollars to retire comfortably. What’s Money Counselor’s carefully considered comment? HORSE HOCKEY!
Aug 26, 2014 by Kurt
A story told by Stuart Mclean on the CBC radio show The Vinyl Cafe struck a chord with me, and I think it will with you too.
Aug 21, 2014 by Kurt
The most recent hack perpetrated by crooks in Russia compromised more than a billion username / password combinations. What should you do?
Aug 19, 2014 by Kurt
In this extended excerpt from the 7th edition of “Investing for Dummies,” Eric Tyson explains the steps you should take before launching into an investment program.
Aug 14, 2014 by Kurt
An upcoming change in the formula for the most popular credit score means medical debt in collections will ding the debtor’s score a bit less, non-medical debt a bit more.
Aug 12, 2014 by Kurt
Consumers with overdraft protection attached to their checking account pay four times higher fees—nearly $30 per month on average—than bank customers with no overdraft protection.
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