The Trick That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster

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The Trick That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster

The Trick That Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster

In some areas of the country, it’s a sellers’ market, but if you’re not so lucky and you need a competitive edge, you might consider offering buyer incentives, which can work in a couple of different ways depending on the homebuyer’s financing. We tapped a couple of experts to explain how this might look in practice,... Read More

How to Keep Your Stuff From Getting Stolen on an Airplane

Personal Finance

How to Keep Your Stuff From Getting Stolen on an Airplane

How to Keep Your Stuff From Getting Stolen on an Airplane

For most travelers, the thought of storing their valuables in checked luggage sends shivers down their spine. What if the wrong baggage handler gets ahold of their bag? Or their precious items get crushed in transit? There’s also the hassle of paying those bag fees. Yet travelers may want to think twice before taking valuables on the flight altogether, according to a recent report... Read More

Want to Sit Together on a Flight? That’ll Cost Extra

Personal Finance

Want to Sit Together on a Flight? That’ll Cost Extra

Want to Sit Together on a Flight? That’ll Cost Extra

Airlines are making families pay extra to sit together, angering some consumers, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Airlines have expanded extra-legroom seating on planes and labeled more plain coach seats as preferred, leaving fewer seats to reserve in advance without fees,” Scott McCartney reported. Some carriers took away the right to reserve a seat in advance from their... Read More

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

Credit Cards

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

A new smartphone app launching this week claims it can help you be smarter about managing credit card debt. Here’s what you should know. How it Works After scanning pictures of all your plastic, Tally performs a credit check. If you’re approved, the service helps you pay off your high-interest cards using a new line of credit with a lower rate. Simply pay... Read More

This Mystery Shopper Scam Just Won’t Die

Identity Theft

This Mystery Shopper Scam Just Won’t Die

This Mystery Shopper Scam Just Won’t Die

A scam involving counterfeit checks is making its way around the internet, and if you’re not careful, you could be its next victim. That’s according to Fox 6 Now, which reported this week that a man named Jerry Peterson received a priority mail package after applying for a mystery shopper job online. Inside was a... Read More

Help! My Kid Messed Up My Credit

Credit Score

Help! My Kid Messed Up My Credit

Help! My Kid Messed Up My Credit

Whether you handed over your credit card too many times, co-signed a loan or made your child an authorized user on that travel rewards card, there’s a chance that your credit took a hit. Your hope was that they’d be responsible, but giving them access to your line of credit can all too often become a free-for-all with serious consequences.... Read More

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