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Jill Krasny is a writer living in NYC.
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
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
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
Loyalty programs can be a dime a dozen these days, so it’s worth it to know which ones really pay — and which ones just want you to spend more in their stores. OK, to be fair, they all want you to spend, but there’s a difference between racking up points that don’t ever give a return versus... Read More
A new report has found overdraft fees are more than just a potential nuisance — they’re a $17 billion moneymaker for banks. “In total, overdraft and [non-sufficient fund] fees cost Americans more than twice what they spend annually on eggs ($7.4 billion), far more than they spend on baby clothes ($9.7 billion), and more than they... Read More
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
Americans are racking up credit card debt like it’s 2008. That’s according to The Wall Street Journal, which reports U.S. credit card balances are on pace to reach $1 trillion this year, as consumers grow more comfortable with carrying debt and banks continue to push their plastic. The sum is just shy of the all-time peak of $1.02... Read More
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
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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