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Myles is a former reporter and editor at Credit.com. Before joining Credit.com, he worked as a journalist for the Star-Ledger covering northern New Jersey. He’s also covered his home state for Patch.com and the Jersey Journal. He graduated from The College of New Jersey (notice a pattern?). He is adjusting to writing about topics outside of the Garden State.

How a Rice Cooker Can Cut Your Food Budget

Personal Finance

How a Rice Cooker Can Cut Your Food Budget

How a Rice Cooker Can Cut Your Food Budget

A rice cooker may seem fairly limited as far as kitchen tools go. It can accomplish one simple task very well, and that’s it. But it’s time to expand your horizons. With a little creativity, it’s possible to use a rice cooker instead of your other kitchen tools to make all your meals and save... Read More

8 Tips for Saving Money on Chinese Takeout

Personal Finance

8 Tips for Saving Money on Chinese Takeout

8 Tips for Saving Money on Chinese Takeout

Chinese takeout is even more reliable than the mail: Neither rain nor sleet nor heat nor gloom of night … nor even Christmas stops most Chinese restaurants from delivering the goods. I’ve callously put delivery drivers at risk by ordering Chinese food during terrible weather many times, and it always comes through. That’s why Chinese... Read More

Big Changes Coming to Millions of Credit Reports in a Few Days

Credit Score

Big Changes Coming to Millions of Credit Reports in a Few Days

Big Changes Coming to Millions of Credit Reports in a Few Days

About 6% of people with credit scores could see them rise beginning July 1 when credit reporting agencies will start excluding most civil judgments and about half of all tax lien data from credit reports. As announced in March, the three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, will start holding public data to new... Read More

14 Inexpensive & Essential Items to Bring on Your Trip

Personal Finance

14 Inexpensive & Essential Items to Bring on Your Trip

14 Inexpensive & Essential Items to Bring on Your Trip

Packing for a trip can feel like playing Tetris, trying to squeeze irregular shapes into a carry-on so you can avoid luggage fees. Just like some shapes are more useful (the ‘I’) than others (those stupid, blocky ‘S’ and ‘Z’ shapes), there are a few mission-critical items that will make your next trip smoother and... Read More

How to Save Money Any Time You Visit an Airport

Personal Finance

How to Save Money Any Time You Visit an Airport

How to Save Money Any Time You Visit an Airport

Airports are a little like baseball stadiums. You’re limited in what you can bring, you can’t easily get back out and all the stuff inside is way overpriced. Just like you should prepare for a baseball game with sunscreen, your favorite jersey and a few handy insults for the jerk playing third, there are a... Read More

50 Ways to Travel Without Overspending

Personal Finance

50 Ways to Travel Without Overspending

50 Ways to Travel Without Overspending

Travel is expensive enough without compounding it by wasting money or overspending. There are plenty of things you can do to make sure your vacation budget doesn’t go to waste, though. In fact, here are 50. 1. Make a Vacation Budget Research how much you’ll spend on travel, accommodations and activities, save that amount and... Read More

10 States Suffering the Most From Foreclosures

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10 States Suffering the Most From Foreclosures

10 States Suffering the Most From Foreclosures

Foreclosures in May were down 19% from the previous year, the 20th straight month of year-over-year declines, according to data released by ATTOM Data Solutions. A total of 81,495 U.S. properties had a foreclosure filing in May, or one in every 1,636 units. Despite the declines, some states continue to struggle with foreclosures, particularly New... Read More

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