5 Bad Money Habits You Can Break Today

Personal Finance

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Break Today

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Break Today

Article Re-Written August 10, 2018 by Elisa Ortiz Everyone has bad habits. It’s just a part of being human. I try to squash a bad habit as soon as I recognize one, and I’m sure you’re in the same boat. It’s easy to develop bad money habits early on in life, and it can be... Read More

Americans STILL Aren’t Saving for the Future

Personal Finance

Americans STILL Aren’t Saving for the Future

Americans STILL Aren’t Saving for the Future

Unemployment is low and the stock market is high, two signs which might lead some to believe the U.S. economy is on a roll. But there’s a hidden danger lurking within economic data that suggests trouble could be looming; Americans aren’t saving for the future. Again. The personal savings rate, which had risen sharply in... Read More

Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

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Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

An airline credit card with an insane rewards program was released recently and you just have to have it. Or, the apartment of your dreams just popped up on Padmapper and you need your name on the callbox, like, yesterday. So –– naturally –– you use one of your free annual credit checks through Experian,... Read More

7 Ways to Find Your Financial Footing After Graduation

Personal Finance

7 Ways to Find Your Financial Footing After Graduation

7 Ways to Find Your Financial Footing After Graduation

For recent college graduates, there is a lot to figure out. But one of the biggest adjustments they will face is their newfound financial freedom, which can be both exciting and challenging. The summer after graduation, then, is the perfect time for these recent grads to take some key steps to get their bearings when... Read More

Debt Relief: How Will It Affect Your Credit?

Credit 101

Debt Relief: How Will It Affect Your Credit?

Debt Relief: How Will It Affect Your Credit?

Article Updated August 2, 2018. Many people ask, what’s the best way to get out of debt? Then they may often think, but I have good credit, and I really don’t want to hurt it. There are many ways to lighten your debt load, and not all of them will have a major negative effect... Read More

Credit Cards for Your Gas-Guzzling Commute

Credit Cards

Credit Cards for Your Gas-Guzzling Commute

Credit Cards for Your Gas-Guzzling Commute

[DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] With gas prices higher than they’ve been in three years, commuting is more expensive than ever. As gas prices rise, so do commuters’ frustrations—every visit to the gas station met by an exasperated eye roll at the gas prices and a reluctant surrender of your money. Price... Read More

Lifelock’s Bug Could Have Caused Problems for Consumers

Identity Theft

Lifelock’s Bug Could Have Caused Problems for Consumers

Lifelock’s Bug Could Have Caused Problems for Consumers

Data breaches. Identity theft. Phishing scams. Short of going off the grid, it seems like there’s no way for your information to stay safe. The latest way that your data could have been exposed to hackers and phishers? Lifelock – the company that millions of consumers trust to protect their identities. Lifelock wasn’t breached, but... Read More

It’s Never Too Late To Save For Your Child’s Education

Student Loans

It’s Never Too Late To Save For Your Child’s Education

It’s Never Too Late To Save For Your Child’s Education

If your child’s college search process has snuck up on you and you realize you may not have as much saved up as you would have liked by this point, don’t panic. It’s not too late to put some more money away to get you into a comfortable position for when that first tuition payment... Read More

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