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Jan 27, 2015 by Kurt
This may surprise you: A habit of paying off an entire credit card balance on the due date may be dinging your credit score.
Jan 22, 2015 by Kurt
*Even if you don’t have to.
Jan 20, 2015 by Kurt
Have you thought about how falling prices would screw up your financial strategy? You should.
Jan 15, 2015 by Kurt
Here’s a handy one-page reference to 2014 federal income tax on your capital gains. The good news: For most people, the tax rate is zero!
Jan 13, 2015 by Kurt
The Federal Housing Finance Agency now allows some first-time homebuyers to make down payments of as little as 3%. But should you do something just because the government lets you?
Jan 8, 2015 by Kurt
Can a guy spend too little on clothing?
Jan 6, 2015 by Kurt
You can now get two of your three credit reports free through Credit Karma. But should you?
Dec 30, 2014 by Kurt
Did you miss a few Money Counselor posts in 2014? No worries—here are links to the year’s 10 most popular articles. Enjoy!
Dec 23, 2014 by Kurt
The new myRA tax advantaged savings account offers a decent return with zero risk of losing what you put in.
Dec 18, 2014 by Kurt
Millions of Americans’ credit scores have been slammed because of unpaid debt related to unpredictable, uninsured medical costs.
Dec 16, 2014 by Kurt
Uncle Sam’s holiday gift for those who aren’t naughty with their IRAs is hefty tax savings!
Dec 11, 2014 by Kurt
I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that can put the bite on you (the Dog).
Dec 9, 2014 by Kurt
Opening new credit accounts—or even applying for new credit—can ding your credit score.
Dec 5, 2014 by Kurt
You’ve heard the catchphrase: “You can’t borrow your way out of debt.” Good advice generally, but are there exceptions?
Dec 2, 2014 by Kurt
Why are the top 4 of the 10 U.S. cities with the highest credit scores in Minnesota?
Nov 26, 2014 by Kurt
Black Friday? Bah, humbug! I’m all about Buy Nothing Day!
Nov 25, 2014 by Kurt
What sort of beast has the once cuddly Black Friday become?
Nov 20, 2014 by Kurt
One-third of US student loan debtors are past due. Is yet another taxpayer bailout inevitable?
Nov 18, 2014 by Kurt
Does your credit reflect a “healthy” mix, in FICO®’s opinion?
Nov 13, 2014 by Kurt
Are you looking for a unique, super special, yet affordable and romantic vacation getaway next summer?
Nov 11, 2014 by Kurt
“Age of Credit” accounts for 15% of your FICO® credit score. But what is it? And are you screwed on this one if you happen to be young?
Nov 6, 2014 by Kurt
This diabolical phishing scam takes advantage of a weakness we nearly all share: Everybody loves pizza—especially FREE pizza!
Nov 4, 2014 by Kurt
You made a credit card payment early, and your reward was a late payment fee. How can this happen?
Oct 30, 2014 by Kurt
Nothing matters more in your FICO® score than whether you’ve paid your debts on time!
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