I Went Into Debt to Look Like Kim Kardashian

Personal Finance

I Went Into Debt to Look Like Kim Kardashian

I Went Into Debt to Look Like Kim Kardashian

Getting paid to impersonate Kim Kardashian is apparently not enough to pay for all the surgery it takes to look like her in the first place. Claire Leeson, a 24-year-old Londoner, knows this from experience, Metro reports, but she doesn’t seem too bothered by the collectors hounding her for the $30,000 of credit card debt… Read More

Is Free Wi-Fi Dangerous?

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Is Free Wi-Fi Dangerous?

Is Free Wi-Fi Dangerous?

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last month approved a plan to offer free Wi-Fi in New York City area airports this fall. At the moment, travelers can access the Internet for $4.95 an hour, $7.95 for 24 hours or $9.95 a month for access at Boingo Wireless hotspots across the globe,… Read More

What Should I Do With a Credit Card I Never Use?

Credit Cards

What Should I Do With a Credit Card I Never Use?

What Should I Do With a Credit Card I Never Use?

They are the knickknacks of your personal financial lives: those old credit cards you seldom use. You might dust them off occasionally and charge something, but they often remain tucked away in a drawer or wallet, unused and overlooked. Every once in a while, though, you may wonder what do they do to your credit… Read More

8 Celebrities Who Live on a Budget

Personal Finance

8 Celebrities Who Live on a Budget

8 Celebrities Who Live on a Budget

Keira Knightly made waves when she recently told Glamour magazine that she gives herself an allowance of just $50,000 a year. The actress reportedly has a net worth of $50 million (remember all those Pirates of the Caribbean films?). “I think living an [expensive] lifestyle means you can’t hang out with people who don’t live that lifestyle,”… Read More

Why Your Job Matters When Buying a Home

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Why Your Job Matters When Buying a Home

Why Your Job Matters When Buying a Home

Did you recently change jobs or receive a promotion? Despite what you might have heard, it is still possible to qualify for a mortgage to buy or refinance a home using your new income. The lending atmosphere is rife with misconceptions about job gaps, job changes and occupational changes within the course of an employment time… Read More

How Board Games Can Help You Manage Your Money

Personal Finance

How Board Games Can Help You Manage Your Money

How Board Games Can Help You Manage Your Money

Board games are not all fun and – well, games. It turns out this popular pastime can help teach valuable financial lessons. From dice and play money to credit cards and ledgers, board games can educate both kids and adults on basic personal finance in an easy and fun way. While many of the best money… Read More

The Cities With the Unhappiest Workers

Personal Finance

The Cities With the Unhappiest Workers

The Cities With the Unhappiest Workers

Of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, Pittsburgh has the least satisfied workers, according to the 2014 Employment Satisfaction Report from career site Glassdoor. The low ranking stemmed from Pittsburghers’ feeling the city has few career opportunities. Workers there aren’t particularly optimistic about business growth, either: 45% said they think it’ll stay about the same… Read More

Drivers Beware of This E-ZPass Scam

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Drivers Beware of This E-ZPass Scam

Drivers Beware of This E-ZPass Scam

As if driving on toll roads wasn’t already an annoying experience, drivers now have to watch out for a scam targeting E-ZPass users. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York (MTA) issued a warning to toll-road travelers to watch out for an E-ZPass phishing scam that popped up recently: It’s an email to consumers saying… Read More

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