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Dave Ramsey is Bad at Math

Written by Nickel - 693 Comments

See also: Dave Ramsey is Good at Psychology If you’re familiar with Dave Ramsey, then you’ve no doubt heard of his ‘snowball’ approach to paying down your debt. In short, Ramsey suggests that you make minimum payments on all but the debt with the lowest balance. Any additional money you have goes to that lowest […]

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Published on January 6th, 2017 - 693 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction
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How to Get Out of Debt

Written by Nickel - 36 Comments

On the way home from work the other night, I heard a radio commercial touting a debt reduction system that (supposedly) works like no other. As I drove along, I couldn’t help but chuckle. After all, they made it sound like there’s some sort of silver bullet out there that will magically make your debt […]

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Published on January 5th, 2017
Modified on January 6th, 2017 - 36 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Debt Reduction
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Review of the Discover it Card and Its Cash Back Bonus

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Have you heard of the Discover it credit card yet? This highly-rated cash back credit card makes it easy for those with mid-to-high credit to jump on earning great rewards. Plus, it has an interesting matching bonus offer happening right now. Discover it Card Basics This card offers a great 5% cash back on bonus […]

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Published on December 28th, 2016
Modified on December 29th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Credit Cards
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A Review of the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card

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Looking for an easy-to-use rewards credit card that doesn’t make you think twice about bonus categories? One that earns you cash back no matter what you buy, with flexible redemption options? Well, the Chase Freedom Unlimited may be a great option for you. The Basics This rewards card offers a flat 1.5% cash back on […]

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Published on December 13th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Should You Have More Than One Credit Card?

Written by Aliyyah Camp - 3 Comments

Some people argue that having multiple credit cards is a sign of financial well-being. Others argue it’s a sign of poor money management. There’s no golden rule as to how much plastic you should carry, but before you apply for your second, third, or umpteenth credit card, you’ll want to read this article. There are […]

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Published on November 16th, 2016 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World MasterCard® Review

Written by Abby Hayes - Leave a Comment

Frequent travelers looking to cash in rewards for their travel purchases may want to check out the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®. This card offers great miles, which can be easily redeemed for travel statement credits. It also has a great bonus offer going on right now, making it even more enticing for new […]

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Published on November 7th, 2016
Modified on December 15th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards
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A Review of the Hilton HHonors Card

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The Hilton HHonors card from American Express is great for those who frequently stay in the Hilton chain of hotels. It offers excellent rewards, especially on travel-related purchases, and comes with complimentary Silver Status within the Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors Card Basics This credit card is clearly geared towards the elite traveler. It offers […]

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Published on October 31st, 2016
Modified on December 15th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer,Credit Cards,Travel
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5 Quick Fixes to Improve Your Credit Score

Written by Aliyyah Camp - One Comment

Over the past ten years, the average credit score in America has hovered in the high 600’s. This is considered a fair credit score, but definitely not excellent. If you’re among those who have a fair credit score and are looking to improve it, you’ll have to focus on a few different financial principles. Fortunately, […]

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Published on October 28th, 2016
Modified on October 25th, 2016 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit,Credit Cards
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Top Credit Card Fees to Watch Out For (and How to Avoid Them)

Written by Aliyyah Camp - Leave a Comment

At the end of day, banks and credit card issuers are businesses. As such, one of their primary aims is to make a profit. Part of the way these companies make money, of course, is through fees. Many people think that credit cards are bad because they get you into debt and can cost you […]

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Published on October 24th, 2016
Modified on October 26th, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards
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Why borrowing for a wedding is a bad idea

Written by Richard Barrington - 7 Comments

I enjoy weddings. I’m just not sure how much I’d pay for one. That thought was prompted by reading recently that the typical wedding in the United States costs around $30,000 these days. Now, I’m a little skeptical about that number. After all, there is whole cross-section of businesses dedicated to promoting the idea of […]

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Published on May 24th, 2016
Modified on May 18th, 2016 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards,Family & Life,Mortgages,Planning
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