14 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

Personal Finance

14 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

14 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

A decade ago, retailers sold 15% to 20% of their merchandise at a discount. Today, they sell 40% to 45% at a discount, according to professional bargain hunter Mark Ellwood. “Never pay full price for anything — ever,” the journalist and author of “Bargain Fever: How to Shop in a Discounted World” tells USA Today. “If... Read More

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Get a Charge Card

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7 Things You Need to Know Before You Get a Charge Card

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Get a Charge Card

“Paper or plastic?” “Cash or credit?” “Credit or charge?” When it comes to how you spend your money, the first two questions may seem like no-brainers. Debit cards and cash can be great budgeting tools for those dealing with debt woes, while credit may appeal to disciplined spenders looking to build credit or earn rewards on their purchases. The last... Read More

Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

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Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Wells Fargo is sweetening the deal on its private student loans for members of Amazon Prime Student, both companies announced Wednesday. Amazon Prime Student members who apply for any of Wells Fargo’s private student loan products are eligible for a 0.50% interest rate discount, according to the bank’s site. Members can also get a 0.25% interest rate reduction for enrolling... Read More

Maria Bamford Wants Everyone to Talk About Money

Personal Finance

Maria Bamford Wants Everyone to Talk About Money

Maria Bamford Wants Everyone to Talk About Money

“I love personal finance!” Comedian Maria Bamford is on the phone and wants to recommend a bunch of books before we begin our interview: “Personal Finance for Dummies,” “Earn What You Deserve,” “How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously.” She devours this kind of stuff, she says. It’s like... Read More

4  Credit Tips to Keep in Mind as You Plan Your Wedding

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4 Credit Tips to Keep in Mind as You Plan Your Wedding

4  Credit Tips to Keep in Mind as You Plan Your Wedding

Summertime — the perfect time for a beautiful wedding! You’re pledging mutual love and affection to your partner, surrounded by friends and family. You’re looking forward to a lifetime of adventure and happiness together. And while you’re thinking about your wedding and probably doing last-minute planning and fittings and all that great stuff, I’d like... Read More

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