What You Can Learn From Those Real Estate TV Shows

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What You Can Learn From Those Real Estate TV Shows

What You Can Learn From Those Real Estate TV Shows

It seems that no matter who you bump into at a party or see on the street, everyone can discuss HGTV and those homebuying or home improvement shows. These television shows are so widely appreciated because almost everyone has to buy, sell and maintain a home of their own or rental property in their lifetime. But,… Read More

8 Reasons Why Your Parents Had an Easier Retirement Than You Will

Personal Finance

8 Reasons Why Your Parents Had an Easier Retirement Than You Will

8 Reasons Why Your Parents Had an Easier Retirement Than You Will

Regardless how old you are now, it’s likely you’ll have a harder time pulling off a financially secure retirement than your parents did. Many of us haven’t planned and saved well, it’s true. But, also, fundamental changes in American life make it harder for today’s generations to achieve a comfortable life after work. 1. We’re Living Longer The number of Americans… Read More

From Studio 8H, It’s the Saturday Night Live Credit Card

Credit Cards

From Studio 8H, It’s the Saturday Night Live Credit Card

From Studio 8H, It’s the Saturday Night Live Credit Card

Comenity Bank recently released a rewards credit card for entertainment enthusiasts: the Saturday Night Live MasterCard. Comenity manages more than 125 retail credit programs, according to its website, offering rewards programs for brand-loyal customers. For SNL credit cardholders, the bulk of those rewards points will come from making entertainment-related purchases, and points can be redeemed… Read More

Could Selfies Stop Credit Card Fraud?

Credit Cards

Could Selfies Stop Credit Card Fraud?

Could Selfies Stop Credit Card Fraud?

One of the UAE’s largest banks, FGB, is offering a credit card with your face on it. Well, you don’t have to put your face on it, but this customizable product gives consumers the option of choosing a selfie for the card design, The National reports. Custom card design isn’t a new concept — for… Read More

6 Financial Moves to Help You Sleep Better at Night

Personal Finance

6 Financial Moves to Help You Sleep Better at Night

6 Financial Moves to Help You Sleep Better at Night

Have you ever spent sleepless nights worrying about your finances? Between battling debt, working to pay off a mortgage and planning for retirement, there is plenty to think about. But don’t let these worries keep you up at night — take action. Check out some money decisions that will help you rest easy. 1. Track Your Spending… Read More

I Lost $70K Playing Fantasy Football

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I Lost $70K Playing Fantasy Football

I Lost $70K Playing Fantasy Football

Alex Stein loves watching football, playing football and betting on football. That last activity has emerged as his favorite over the years, and at times it has been a lucrative pastime. He just has one problem: The Dallas Cowboys. “It kills my fantasy team, because I always draft the Cowboys,” Stein said. “I can’t bet… Read More

Do You Need Student Loan Insurance?

Students

Do You Need Student Loan Insurance?

Do You Need Student Loan Insurance?

Imagine you’ve worked hard for years to get an undergraduate degree, and then worked your way through medical school, law school or another professional degree. But just as you start to launch your career, you’re sideswiped by an accident or serious illness that leaves you disabled and unable to work. Not only do you need… Read More

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

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The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

Alaskans have consistently carried high credit card balances for the past few years, possibly due to the high cost of living in the state. According to data from the Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports, sorted using Experian’s IntelliView tool, only Alaska residents have carried an average credit card balance greater than $2,000 in the past three… Read More

The Charity That’s Taking On Debt Collectors

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The Charity That’s Taking On Debt Collectors

The Charity That’s Taking On Debt Collectors

The Samaritan Center in Jefferson City, Missouri cares for the poor by providing groceries, free medical and dental care, Christmas gifts and Halloween costumes for kids….and lawyers to fight off debt collectors. It might seem strange that what started as a food bank for that state’s capital city has turned into a pseudo law firm,… Read More

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