Rent to Own? It Could Cost You Big Time

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsAs the holiday shopping season gets under way, you may be tempted to buy that fancy flat-screen TV, a laptop with the latest technologies or a stylish sofa to replace the one your cat uses as a scratching post. (I’m talking to you, Indy). To pay for that big-ticket item, you may be tempted by rent-to-own deals in department stores that now offer them, like Kmart and Sears, according to a Bloomberg report. , rent-to-own deals usually take advantage of …

My Big Credit Blunders

Posted on 01/9/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsThis is a guest post by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, host of the AARP Pay Down Your Debt Challenge, which is taking place on through Jan. 29. Learn how to get started paying down your debt, join the Pay Down Your Debt group, and you could have a chance to win a prize. Lynnette will have a Twitter chat on @AARPMoney. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 3-4 pm EST. Ask her questions about credit and debt issues and follow via #debtchat. By Lynnette …

News To Know: Paper Or Plastic

Posted on 10/23/2008 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsAs the economy ails, consumers are increasingly relying on cash rather than credit.

News To Know: Hospitals Catch Credit Bug

Posted on 10/15/2008 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthThe credit crunch has struck hosptials, many of which are now tightening their belts and looking to make cutbacks.