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Jill Krasny

Reporter & Editor |  In Credit Score, Identity Theft

Jill Krasny is an editor and reporter at Credit.com. Prior to joining the company, she was a senior writer at Esquire.com and Inc. Magazine, where she covered a range of lifestyle and business topics. Her work has appeared in Mashable, Travel + Leisure and MTV.

A Few Extra Pounds Can Hurt Your Job Chances, Study Says, Especially for Women

Personal Finance

A Few Extra Pounds Can Hurt Your Job Chances, Study Says, Especially for Women

A Few Extra Pounds Can Hurt Your Job Chances, Study Says, Especially for Women

Getting soft around the middle may not just trigger a bout of self-consciousnesses — it could throw a wrench into your chances of landing a job. At least that’s according to a study recently published in the journal Plos One, which found weight gain can hamper a job applicant’s prospects, particularly if that applicant is female. The team of Scottish... Read More

The ‘World’s Best Airline’ Is About to Start Charging to Pick Your Seat

Personal Finance

The ‘World’s Best Airline’ Is About to Start Charging to Pick Your Seat

The ‘World’s Best Airline’ Is About to Start Charging to Pick Your Seat

Emirates, lauded as the world’s best airline with the world’s best in-flight entertainment, plans a major booking change beginning next month that flyers may or may not like. Beginning in October, Emirates will charge flyers to choose their seats. An Emirates spokesperson told Credit.com by email that the Dubai-based, government-operated airline will introduce “a minimal charge for those looking to select... Read More

How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many?

Credit Cards

How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many?

How Many Credit Cards Is Too Many?

With so many tempting credit card offers out there — we’re looking at you, Chase Sapphire Reserve — who wouldn’t want to take advantage of them and sign up? But some consumers may have reason to wonder if filling out all of those credit card applications may add up to something more concerning: a bad credit score.... Read More

Congratulations! You May Be Getting a Tax Break

Personal Finance

Congratulations! You May Be Getting a Tax Break

Congratulations! You May Be Getting a Tax Break

When tax season rolls around, most of us are just relieved to get our paperwork in on time. Now, according to Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a software solutions provider for tax, accounting and audit professionals, there may be even more reason to rest easy: a sweet little tax break. According to the firm, since... Read More

The Golden Rules of a Balance-Transfer Credit Card

Credit Cards

The Golden Rules of a Balance-Transfer Credit Card

The Golden Rules of a Balance-Transfer Credit Card

If you’re saddled with debt and looking for ways to pay it off, a balance-transfer credit card may be able to help. These useful pieces of plastic, which typically grant cardholders a promotional period of interest-fee financing for up to 15 months, are designed with people like you in mind: those who want to get out of debt.... Read More

How to Get the Most From Your 401K

Personal Finance

How to Get the Most From Your 401K

How to Get the Most From Your 401K

Perhaps you’ve heard of 401Ks or already contribute to one, and you’re intrigued about how you can use them to fund your retirement. These employer-sponsored plans are there to help you do just that, so it’s in your best interest to take advantage of one, especially if your company offers saving incentives, like a company match. We asked... Read More

11 Problems Your Credit Card Can Solve

Credit Cards

11 Problems Your Credit Card Can Solve

11 Problems Your Credit Card Can Solve

Stuck on the highway? Cracked your iPhone screen? When you’re in a bind, the last place people think to turn for help is their credit card. But it turns out credit cards offer plenty of benefits that can help you solve your problem. From purchase protection to roadside assistance, here are a few of the clever ways to put... Read More

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