Does Your Credit Score Care Where You Shop?

Credit Score

Does Your Credit Score Care Where You Shop?

Does Your Credit Score Care Where You Shop?

With all the information our actions generate — from websites we visit, places we travel to and things we buy — it’s no wonder why people worry about Big Data affecting their finances. So you may wonder: Does what you buy affect your credit score? Credit reports and credit scores, two major components of your… Read More

Should You Give Your Teen a Credit Card?

Credit Cards

Should You Give Your Teen a Credit Card?

Should You Give Your Teen a Credit Card?

When I was 16, my parents sat me down for “the talk.” They told me it was a lot of responsibility, but they thought it was time for me to get my first credit card. I was driving and more independent so they thought it was good for me to have a credit card for… Read More

How to Keep Your Grandparents From Getting Ripped Off by Mail Scams

Personal Finance

How to Keep Your Grandparents From Getting Ripped Off by Mail Scams

How to Keep Your Grandparents From Getting Ripped Off by Mail Scams

I don’t know about you, but I have a 79-year-old mom who seems to be on every political and religious mailing list known to man. Every day, she gets a new batch of letters emblazoned with words like “special notice,” “official survey due” and “final attempt: invoice enclosed.” Of course, the special notice is simply… Read More

5 Mistakes Renters Make

Personal Finance

5 Mistakes Renters Make

5 Mistakes Renters Make

When you are looking for your next home, the first question to consider is will you rent or buy? Renting can often be the more affordable, less binding option — you just need to find the right rental for your lifestyle and budget. Whether you are new to the renting game or a renting lifer, you’ll… Read More

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

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