8 Black Friday Shopping Strategies

Personal Finance

8 Black Friday Shopping Strategies

8 Black Friday Shopping Strategies

Whether you’re a diehard tent-popper or stage a silent boycott every year, there’s no ignoring Black Friday. But are these deals as life-changing as we’re led to believe? Sometimes, yes, but in most cases, not really. After all, doorbuster discounts aren’t exclusive after Thanksgiving. In the past several years, retailers have held “Black Friday in... Read More

A Quick Guide to How Much Car You Can Really Afford

Auto Loans

A Quick Guide to How Much Car You Can Really Afford

A Quick Guide to How Much Car You Can Really Afford

If you’re planning a car purchase, and even if you’re in the middle of financing your car, a few tips from financial experts can help you save money (and hopefully guard against becoming “underwater” on your loan). Paying off a car is, of course, a highly individual process dependent on many different personal factors like... Read More

5 Credit Cards You Can Trust Yourself With

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards You Can Trust Yourself With

5 Credit Cards You Can Trust Yourself With

Have you found yourself getting in over your head with your credit cards? If so, then you need to know you’re not alone. Roughly 39% of Americans reported having credit card debt in 2015 during a study conducted by Pew Charitable Trusts. Just because you had a little financial hiccup, doesn’t mean it’s the end of the... Read More

Black Friday or Cyber Monday: What to Buy When

Personal Finance

Black Friday or Cyber Monday: What to Buy When

Black Friday or Cyber Monday: What to Buy When

Whether or not you mark off Black Friday on your calendar, chances are you’re wondering what bargains are out there this season. For instance, is it better to purchase a smartphone that Friday, or should you hold off until Cyber Monday? To help you break down what’s best to buy when, we turned to deal-hunting expert Rebecca Lehmann, manager of content marketing... Read More

How Much Notice Should You Give When Quitting a Job?

Personal Finance

How Much Notice Should You Give When Quitting a Job?

How Much Notice Should You Give When Quitting a Job?

As the saying goes, all good things come to an end — and often times that’s true for awful things too. If that good or awful thing is a job or career phase, having it end typically means planning an exit strategy, bowing out gracefully and telling your manager you’re quitting. Quitting a job isn’t always... Read More

The Rewards Credit Card Everyone Is Overlooking

Credit Cards

The Rewards Credit Card Everyone Is Overlooking

The Rewards Credit Card Everyone Is Overlooking

Advertiser Disclosure: Editorial content is not provided by any issuer. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed here are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approve, or otherwise endorsed by any issuer. Credit.com will be compensated if our users apply for and ultimately sign up for any of these cards or... Read More

The Ultimate Holiday Tipping Guide

Personal Finance

The Ultimate Holiday Tipping Guide

The Ultimate Holiday Tipping Guide

The holidays are the time of the year when you want to give to everyone you care about. Beyond your family and friends, it may also mean remembering (and thanking) those who provide various services for you all year long. This includes postal works, trash collectors, hair dressers … the list goes on and on.... Read More

Do You Need a Checking Account to Have Good Credit?

Credit Score

Do You Need a Checking Account to Have Good Credit?

Do You Need a Checking Account to Have Good Credit?

Since our credit scores are tied so heavily to our finances, you might be wondering if it’s essential to use a checking account at a bank or credit union to have a good credit score. This is a good question, especially if you handle most of your financial obligations using prepaid debit cards and money... Read More

3 Reasons to Get a New Credit Card Before 2017

Credit Cards

3 Reasons to Get a New Credit Card Before 2017

3 Reasons to Get a New Credit Card Before 2017

There’s a lot to think about if you’re considering signing up for a new credit card — do you want a basic one or one that comes with cash back rewards or travel rewards? Can you afford an annual fee (and will it even be worth it if you can)? But have you ever thought about... Read More

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