Your Money

From how to save money and how to get out of debt to investing in stocks or dealing with identity theft, Via has answers to your personal finance questions. Navigate through the confusion of home improvement loans, find the best credit cards for travel, and make your money work harder for you.

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First Timers’ Guide to Buying a Car

The beginner’s guide to buying a car with three easy-to-follow steps.
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Home Improvement Projects: DIY vs. Pro?

Here’s how to decide when to do a renovation yourself or hire a contractor.
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How to Protect Your Tax Refund from Thieves

Take steps to prevent—and recover from—tax-related identity theft.
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How to Avoid Unexpected Travel Expenses

Stave off sticker shock when flying, cruising, calling home, and more.
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How to Save Money on Travel

Make the most of your vacation budget with these tips.
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5 Tips to Negotiate the Best Car Price

Get a favorable deal on a new or used car despite the current shortage.
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7 Savvy Online Shopping Safety Tips

Strategies to keep your financial data safe during the holiday shopping season and beyond.
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What You Should Know Before Clicking 'Buy Now, Pay Later'

Is it safe to use installment plans when shopping?
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7 Top Scams and How to Avoid Them

From robocalls to identity theft, learn how to prevent the most common scams online and off.
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How to Protect Your Privacy Online

We’ve never been more connected—and our online privacy has never been more important.
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Can Bluetooth Trackers Really Help You Recover Lost or Stolen Items?

Here's why you may want to put a tracker in your checked luggage or inside your car.
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Should You Pay Off Your Auto Loan Early?

Thinking about paying off your car? Here’s what to know first.
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How Much Car Can I Afford?

Determine your budget and stick to it with these handy tips.
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How to Read a Credit Report Line by Line

Make a habit of regularly checking your credit report to ensure every detail is accurate.
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How to Protect Yourself Against Medical Identity Theft

Prevent unexpected bills and protect your credit score with these tips.