Graduation is the theme all around my neighborhood. It is a time of excitement and big dreams. Unfortunately in most cases, personal financial sense is not a taught at college. Once out of college, going from living broke to a big paycheck every month can easily encourage lifestyle inflation and a downward spiral of bad financial [...]
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While I’m not a fan of all the pharmaceutical advertising on television, I have to admit that they can be brutally frank about disclosing potential side effects. If you take something for chronic indigestion, a variety of things could happen which will make you lose your appetite — which at least would make you less [...]
This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Quizzle.com
It wasn’t too long ago that shopping actually required people to get off the couch and fight through crowds at the mall. That isn’t the case anymore. In fact, online shopping is easier than ever. Just last week I bought two pairs of jeans and [...]
This post comes from Lindsay Meredith at our partner site Quizzle.com
The holiday shopping season will be in full swing before you know it, and, if you’re like many Americans, you’ll be making your special purchases with a credit card. After all, credit cards are a safe and convenient way to shop, plus they off special [...]
There are two categories of tasks that keep the financial machine running smoothly — essential tasks and beneficial tasks. Most people recognize the essential tasks as something they should do at least once a year: Open or review your retirement account, re-balance your portfolio, review your insurance needs, etc.
But somehow the beneficial tasks don’t seem to get the [...]
We bought our first house three months ago. We are very slowly furnishing our home, and our credit cards are paying for it. No, I do not mean we are putting all the expenses in our credit card. We are making our own furniture and every single tool required to make the furniture and the [...]
This guest post by Miranda Marquit originally appeared on our partner site Quizzle.com.
When many of us think of credit card rewards programs, we think of earning cash back, or building up miles that can be used for travel. But what if your credit card rewards went toward paying off some of your [...]
This post, written by Sibylla Nash, comes from our partner site LearnVest.
In the fall of 2011, I went on an episode of “The Suze Orman Show” to ask her how to repair my credit, and I knew I was in big trouble when she told me there was nothing she could do. I had figured, there must [...]
This post, written by Alexa Pugh, comes from our partner site LearnVest.
Having errors on your credit report can spell financial doom—but for Julie Miller, it was a windfall.
After hounding credit bureau Equifax with 13 letters over the course of two years urging them to amend errors on her report, she finally sued and won $18.4 million in punitive damages–more [...]
This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington.
I recently did an analysis for CardRatings.com of some polling data on when parents thought was the right time to let their kids use a credit card. In thinking about this, it occurred to me that it’s a bit like asking when it’s OK to let a kid use a chainsaw [...]
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