Money Basics Archives | Beth Kobliner

Personal Finance Basics

Now that you can talk the talk, you need to walk the walk. Here you’ll find advice on everything from paying off debt to improving your credit score to ramping up your saving.

Money Basics

Should you freeze your kid’s credit for free?

The pros and cons of protecting their future credit.

How to tackle personal finance issues as an undocumented immigrant

Finding one’s financial footing as an undocumented immigrant is challenging. But many organizations are ready and willing to help.

Credit card tips for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

At one point in 2016, Brett Kavanaugh had three credit cards, each carrying between $15,000 and $50,000 of debt.

My money-saving summer getaway? The public library

Your local branch offers more than just books.

Tips for teaching kids with special needs about money

How children with developmental or cognitive disabilities can learn valuable money skills.