How to Host Thanksgiving without Going Over Budget

Personal Finance

How to Host Thanksgiving without Going Over Budget

How to Host Thanksgiving without Going Over Budget

Thanksgiving is a time to cherish family and friends and to enjoy all your favorite foods, drinks, and desserts! You want to make this day special for all your loved ones, but don’t forget your budget. Debt can easily pile up during the holidays. Between the cost of food, beverages, decorations, and dessert, your wallet... Read More

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

Students

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

If you feel burdened under the weight of student loan debt, we have some good news: you may be able to get those student loans forgiven. In 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report estimating that up to one in four Americans may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, but... Read More

Credit Cards with Authorized User Bonuses

Credit Cards

Credit Cards with Authorized User Bonuses

Credit Cards with Authorized User Bonuses

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Adding an authorized user to your credit card account comes with a few advantages. You can share your account with a trusted loved one, help them build credit, and even reap rewards as they use your card. Some credit cards offer additional incentives in the form of... Read More

Can You Hack-Proof Your Personal Email Address?

Identity Theft

Can You Hack-Proof Your Personal Email Address?

Can You Hack-Proof Your Personal Email Address?

How would you feel if the digital “you” were deleted? The common wisdom in cybersecurity circles is that if you think it can’t happen to you, it probably will. Consider Mat Honan’s story. “First my Google account was taken over, then deleted,” Honan wrote. “Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform... Read More

The Ultimate Holiday Debt Survival Guide for 2017

Personal Finance

The Ultimate Holiday Debt Survival Guide for 2017

The Ultimate Holiday Debt Survival Guide for 2017

Millions of Americans have an overwhelming amount of debt, and during the holidays, many consumers spend more than they have. Don’t fall victim to overspending and accruing debt this holiday season. You can still love and celebrate the holiday season without overspending on holiday gifts, food, decorations, lights, and entertaining. After all, the holidays are... Read More

Will Debt Consolidation Help or Hurt Your Credit?

Credit 101

Will Debt Consolidation Help or Hurt Your Credit?

Will Debt Consolidation Help or Hurt Your Credit?

From student loans to a house mortgage, debt accumulation is stressful and overwhelming. As you make moves to get out of debt, you might want to consider consolidating credit cards or other loans to save you time and money. But that begs the question—does debt consolidation help or hurt your credit? The answer depends on... Read More

3 Credit Cards You Can Use to Stock Your Wardrobe

Credit Cards

3 Credit Cards You Can Use to Stock Your Wardrobe

3 Credit Cards You Can Use to Stock Your Wardrobe

[Disclosure: Cards from our partners are reviewed below.] Whether you’re a fashion-focused socialite or a busy parent with growing kids, clothing expenses can make up a big chunk of your overall spending. Some credit cards can help you afford clothes and earn rewards as you shop for fresh threads. Here are three credit cards you... Read More

Renting Is Overtaking the Housing Market—Here’s Why

Mortgages

Renting Is Overtaking the Housing Market—Here’s Why

Renting Is Overtaking the Housing Market—Here’s Why

Single-family rentals—either detached homes or townhomes—are developing faster than any other portion of the housing market. These rentals outpace both single-family home purchases and apartment-style living, according to the Urban Institute. “Almost all the housing demand in recent years has been filled by rental units,” says Sara Strochak, a research assistant with the Urban Institute.... Read More

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