Will Going Back to School Help Me Land a Good Career?

Dear Penny, I am a 26-year-old single male. My issue may be a little different from a typical millennial. I have a four-year college degree in music performance, and my passion is for music composition. I...

Did Paying Off Car Loan Early Hurt My Credit Score?

oleh slobodeniuk/Getty Images Dear Penny, I paid off my car loan a few payments early, and then my credit score went down 79 points. Why did this happen? How long will it take to recover?...

Dear Penny: Should I Pay Off My Credit Card if That Means Saving Less?

Dear J., A new depressing stat seems to surface every day about how we’re all one check-engine light or root canal away from financial implosion. And with the scary numbers, the message is always the...

I Used a Loan to Pay Off Credit Card Debt. Now What?

PeopleImages/Getty Images Dear Penny, Dear Penny, I recently got a loan to pay off my credit card debt. When I paid off the credit card, my credit score went up considerably — about 60 points. Now...
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