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Jill Krasny is a freelance writer living in NYC.
When my father-in-law asked me to help him offload his old furniture, I immediately thought of Craigslist. But after digging around, I realized there were plenty of other sites out there that were an option. There was Move Loot, a San Francisco-based startup that connects used-furniture sellers with buyers, and Chairish, a design-centric curated marketplace for... Read More
They come in stuffed envelopes or telemarketing calls, credit offers promising low annual percentage rates and dream financing. Some people assure they’re a sign of “good credit” or a shot at a better card. But for many of us, these credit card solicitations are just spam. How do we stop them? Fortunately, it’s not as hard as you think.... Read More
With auto sales estimated to exceed 17 million in 2015, per the National Automobile Dealers Association and other analysts, you could say it was another good year for car dealers. Now we’re entering a phase where a lot of pent-up demand has been met, so 2016 could turn the tides in buyers’ favor, said Matt DeLorenzo, managing editor for Kelley... Read More
Like securing a mortgage, decorating your first home is a rite of passage. But not everyone always knows what they’re doing. “When I first bought my house, I was totally into shabby chic, and then I bought a lot of those things only to realize that I actually hated them,” said Anna Smith, the creative half of Annabode +... Read More
There are many reasons why you may be stuck in debt and they’re not all necessarily related to the state of your finances. In fact, your money woes may be exacerbated by your mindset. Your beliefs are often what guide you, and if you’re carrying around problematic ones, you’ll have a much harder time getting debt-free. Here... Read More
I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for shopping online. (Especially on sites like Etsy, where every handmade planter seems to be calling my name.) But I’ve learned the hard way not to give in to temptation, especially now that I’m focused on saving. With help from Rebecca Lehman of Brad’s Deals, an online resource for promo codes and sales,... Read More
Tax season is almost upon us, which means someone, somewhere is asking the age-old question: Can I write off my cat food? (The answer: You can’t unless it’s a business expense). What you can do, however, is read this excellent roundup of weird tax deductions, guaranteed to get you jazzed about filling out that 1099. And if you aren’t... Read More
Suffice it to say 2015 was a big year for money — not just in terms of how we spend it, but how it’s managed by other entities, namely online dating services, healthcare providers and Uncle Sam. Here’s a look at the year that was in America’s finances. 1. Ashley Madison Gets Hacked When millions of cheaters... Read More
Holiday season is heating up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start on your New Year’s resolutions. Besides getting control of your finances, you probably want to eat healthier. More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control, while obesity among school children is still too high. Not only... Read More
If your holiday debt is much higher than expected, you may be inclined to apply for a balance transfer credit card as a way to mitigate the interest. But there’s another financing option that could help you get debt free as well: combining several unsecured debts into a single, personal loan. The Pros & Cons of Personal... Read More
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