How Secure Will ‘The Cyber’ Be Under Trump?

Identity Theft

How Secure Will ‘The Cyber’ Be Under Trump?

How Secure Will ‘The Cyber’ Be Under Trump?

I have to admit that when President-elect Trump uttered “the cyber” during the first presidential debate, I was right there with the tech community in the collective eye-rolling that followed. “The Cyber” memes were born, along with real concern about the candidate’s grasp on cyber security, and with the recent announcement of former New York... Read More

Will a Trump Presidency Lead to More Predatory Lending?

Personal Finance

Will a Trump Presidency Lead to More Predatory Lending?

Will a Trump Presidency Lead to More Predatory Lending?

Free markets mean corporations and consumers are engaged in a constant arm-wrestling match over prices and rules governing marketplaces. When President-elect Donald Trump takes office, will the rules of this engagement change substantially? Already, Republicans are fighting hard to dismantle, or at least disempower, the nation’s newest federal consumer protection agency, the Consumer Financial Protection... Read More

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Capital One Venture: Which Should You Get?

Credit Cards

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Capital One Venture: Which Should You Get?

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Capital One Venture: Which Should You Get?

When people talk about travel credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Capital One Venture, are almost always in the conversation. Both cards offer some of the biggest and most popular reward cards currently available and can be great options if you have excellent credit. They are also quite similar to each other. Because... Read More

5 Seriously Simple Cash Back Credit Cards

Credit Cards

5 Seriously Simple Cash Back Credit Cards

5 Seriously Simple Cash Back Credit Cards

Keeping track of the rewards you earn with credit cards can be a real headache. Some cards offer different cash back amounts for different categories of spending. Some cards offer bonus cash back on categories that change every quarter. Unless you have the time to keep track of everything, well, then, the struggle can be... Read More

What Determines the Total Cost of Your Mortgage

Mortgages

What Determines the Total Cost of Your Mortgage

What Determines the Total Cost of Your Mortgage

Costs to secure financing are a big factor when it comes to getting a mortgage. And knowing why your loan costs a certain amount is critical to being able to understand how lenders price loans in the marketplace. People tend to think of interest rates when it comes to mortgages, but that’s not the only... Read More

Should You Refinance Your Home in 2017?

Mortgages

Should You Refinance Your Home in 2017?

Should You Refinance Your Home in 2017?

Deciding whether or not to refinance your mortgage is complicated in the best of times. But with the unknown looming in 2017, the question is even messier than usual. Many experts and economists are predicting rising interest rates this year. Kiplinger, for instance, predicts that the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will rise to 4.6% this... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Help You Earn Hotel Elite Status

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards That Help You Earn Hotel Elite Status

5 Credit Cards That Help You Earn Hotel Elite Status

If you’re a frequent traveler, then having elite status at hotels can be pretty valuable. It will allow you to check into your room early or check out late. Status can get you upgraded to a bigger room with a nicer view. It can even award you with free breakfast or a complimentary drink in... Read More

How to Handle Debt & Maintain Your Mental Health

Managing Debt

How to Handle Debt & Maintain Your Mental Health

How to Handle Debt & Maintain Your Mental Health

It’s no secret that most people feel lousy when they’re in financial trouble, and one of the biggest financial stressors seems to be debt. When you’re in debt, simple tasks like going to your mailbox, where you anticipate finding an avalanche of bills or overdue notices, can bring on stress. If you relate to this... Read More

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