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Jill Krasny is a former editor for Credit.com. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, The Financial Times and Travel + Leisure.
It’s no surprise people waste a lot of their money. But there are plenty of ways to save on everyday costs, from bank fees to your favorite morning beverages. If you’re looking for ways to trim your expenses, here’s a list of 50 common money-wasters you may want to ditch. 1. ATM Fees Paying for ATM fees is... Read More
[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] For most of us, the thought of shelling out thousands of dollars for a one-night stay at a hotel is, well, ridiculous. Then... Read More
Summer is nearly upon us, and if you have kids, you know that means coming up with activities to keep them from getting bored. Cool tech toys that keep their brains and bodies active can help keep them occupied between the swim lessons, away camp and other activities. We tapped retail expert Rebecca Lehmann of Brad’s... Read More
Today’s gift shop hawks more than cheap toothpaste and forgettable postcards. Thanks to boutique hotels and upscale chains, everything from kimono robes to portable speakers are now up for grabs. We’ve rounded up six gift shops worth a stop on your travels, based on research and recommendations. Hotel San José Store at Hotel San José, Austin, Texas No... Read More
The days of settling for 16-cent breakfasts may be ending — that is, if Whole Foods makes good on its promise to lower prices. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the Texas-based company is taking steps to put its expensive, “whole paycheck” reputation behind it due to pressure from investors who want the organic grocer to behave more like Walmart.... Read More
[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Capital One Journey Student Credit Card, Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for College Students, and the Discover it Chrome Student Card. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] With graduation around the corner, you’re probably looking for ways to build... Read More
[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here —Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard and JetBlue Plus Card from Barclaycard. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] With video of a passenger being dragged off one of its planes going viral, United Airlines has... Read More
If you’re a senior in college, or the parent of one, you’re probably counting down the days until graduation. But are your finances prepared for the big step? Don’t worry if they’re not — most students feel overwhelmed by the task of managing money. To give you the confidence you’ll need to succeed in the real world, we’ve compiled a list... Read More
[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here —Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Opening a new credit card usually means an opportunity to earn a signup bonus. In the case of the Barclaycard CashForward World MasterCard, that bonus comes... Read More
One of the best parts of buying a home is decorating it. Of course, not everyone has an eye for design or the means to upgrade their space. And for those who don’t consider themselves savvy, decorating can feel like a chore. As someone who’s moved a lot in her life, I’ve learned a few things about perfecting a... Read More
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