LendingClub has announced its IPO. Let's look at how it and its competitors work and how it looks as a way to get cash and a place to invest in.
We could learn -- and save a lot -- from a U.K. initiative to force payday lenders to be more open about their interest rates and fees.
Hourly employees who use an electronic time card system and direct deposit can use Activiehours to get a cash advance, with a voluntary tip.
Payday lenders capitalize on needy members of the military. Here's how those in the service and civilians can learn how to avoid their plight.
Despite years of regulatory efforts since the housing market crashed, there's still a ticking time bomb in the home-loan market. Can the banks defuse it?
Payday, pawn shop and car title loans loans look like convenient ways for people with subprime credit to borrow money. They're not.
'Big Bang Theory's' Sheldon, Howard, Leonard, Raj, Amy, Bernadette and Penny are especially funny in teaching what not to do about money.
If a Postal Service plan to provide bill paying, check cashing and lending services becomes reality, it could save America's unbanked a fortune, and save the Post Office, too.
Following a data breach that compromised 70 million consumers' credit card information, Target wants the retail industry to switch to technology that's widely used in Europe.
We all remember how the subprime mortgage crisis threw the financial system into chaos. Well, there's another similar crisis brewing just under the economy's surface.
We've all been caught with a surprise expense and our emergency fund on empty. Here are 3 ways to get money fast -- without paying high interest or pawning grandma's pearls.
The New York State attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Western Sky, a lender that's become infamous for loan rates as high as 355%.
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.
The "default option" is an arbitrary way to opt into a decision that you probably should make, but don't always make. And those defaults can save you a ton of money...
If you need to make a big purchase and can't wait for layaway, Sears is introducing a lease-to-own option for appliances, furniture and other large items.