Can Your Credit History Just Disappear?

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Can Your Credit History Just Disappear?

Can Your Credit History Just Disappear?

What do expatriates, prison inmates and people who’ve never had a credit card or loan have in common? While this question sounds like a joke setup, it’s not. These people all are at risk of seeing their credit records vanish into thin air, along with their credit scores. Most negative credit information remains on your... Read More

Ally Bank Has a New Cash-Back Credit Card Too

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Ally Bank Has a New Cash-Back Credit Card Too

Ally Bank Has a New Cash-Back Credit Card Too

It was a big week for cash back rewards credit cards. Wells Fargo released their cash back credit card on Wednesday and the next day Ally Bank announced the Ally CashBack credit card. The Ally CashBack card, issued by TD Bank, offers 2% cash back on eligible gas and grocery purchases and 1% cash back... Read More

13 Travel Essentials That Could Save Your Vacation

Personal Finance

13 Travel Essentials That Could Save Your Vacation

13 Travel Essentials That Could Save Your Vacation

Getting ready for a big vacation this summer? Before you go, read through this cheat sheet to create a list of travel essentials you absolutely don’t want to leave home without. 1. A Travel Credit Card Even if you’re not habitually a credit card spender, it can be a good idea to take one with you... Read More

7 Ideas to Make Extra Money This Summer

Personal Finance

7 Ideas to Make Extra Money This Summer

7 Ideas to Make Extra Money This Summer

Summer is a great time to head to the beach, fire up the grill or go camping. But it’s also a terrific time to earn a little extra cash. You can make money year round, of course. But the long days, warm weather and (for some) flexible schedules of summer offer some unique opportunities to... Read More

What Can I Do If My Roommate Won’t Pay Rent?

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What Can I Do If My Roommate Won’t Pay Rent?

What Can I Do If My Roommate Won’t Pay Rent?

So your roommate did the unthinkable and stopped paying rent. You like the person, really, but just thinking about it turns your stomach, and you’re deeply concerned about what this could do to your finances. For starters, your landlord could notify a consumer reporting company such as RentBureau, which is owned by the credit bureau Experian, about... Read More

9 Ways to Take a Bite Out of Pet Bills

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9 Ways to Take a Bite Out of Pet Bills

9 Ways to Take a Bite Out of Pet Bills

I recently spent $1,500 on my cat, Puck. He’s got cancer, and this is the third time in 10 years he’s had major surgery. Total bills so far: nearly $10,000. Shocked? Don’t be. It’s not just the cost of human health care that’s getting out of control. So is the cost of veterinary care. From a... Read More

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