The financial state of a majority of elderly Americans is tenuous at best. And when your older relatives die, some of their money problems can become your problems.
Young adults typically get a bad rap when it comes to debt, but new research shows youthful consumers have gotten a lot smarter about using credit cards.
Killing your credit cards is a good way to get your spending under control. But closing down credit accounts could actually hurt your credit score.
Much has been written lately about the financial plight of Generation X. But buck up, Gen Xers: Considering what we've gone through these past few decades, we're doing OK.
The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concluded Thursday.
Americans got better about paying their credit card debt on time in the first quarter, a period when many borrowers use income tax returns to tackle their holiday season debt.
Linda Mannerberg lost $35,000 to a crippling gambling addiction. Here's how she got her financial life back in order in just one year.
A horror movie takes aim at the most terrifying thing in the world ... student loan debt!
With tax season over, now's a great time to spring-clean your finances. These three simple moves could put more than $8,000 in your pocket over the course of the next year.
Climbing the ladder of success can be a slow process. But once you get there, the reverse process -- sliding down the chute of economic despair -- can happen all too quickly.
For most people, tackling the average $8,000 we carry in credit card debt seems like an unbearable task. What if you had 20 times as much to worry about?
The new credit score on the block, VantageScore 3.0., is a revamped version of the original VantageScore -- a generic credit scoring model that has been around since 2006.
You know your credit score gets checked when you apply for a credit card, a job, an apartment or a loan. But these days, even potential dates may be asking about your FICO.
How much do you know about your partners' credit history - or their credit present? More than one in five Americans are hiding financial secrets from their significant others.