A Holiday Shopping Season Guide to Protecting Your Credit Card

Identity Theft

A Holiday Shopping Season Guide to Protecting Your Credit Card

A Holiday Shopping Season Guide to Protecting Your Credit Card

Last year, during the height of the holiday shopping season, hackers stole more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers when they breached Target’s payments system. More data breaches followed, including a six-month cyberattack on Home Depot, which compromised 56 million payment cards. So, who’s excited to use their credit cards this holiday season?... Read More

4 Often-Overlooked Credit Card Perks

Credit Cards

4 Often-Overlooked Credit Card Perks

4 Often-Overlooked Credit Card Perks

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.]   Life is full of little problems that should be solvable. Like things tend to break right after the... Read More

Should You Consider Buying a Short Sale?

Mortgages

Should You Consider Buying a Short Sale?

Should You Consider Buying a Short Sale?

When you are in the market to buy a home, finding the right home in your price range can be challenging. The goal is usually to find a balance between the things you want in a home and affordable monthly payments. This usually leads to some compromises and it’s not always easy when you’re making... Read More

5 Credit Cards for Beginners

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5 Credit Cards for Beginners

5 Credit Cards for Beginners

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Your first bicycle probably had training wheels, and the first vehicle you drove likely wasn’t an exotic sports car.... Read More

A Simple Way to Invest Your Retirement Savings

Personal Finance

A Simple Way to Invest Your Retirement Savings

A Simple Way to Invest Your Retirement Savings

Americans, we have saved $21.7 trillion for retirement in our 401(k) accounts, IRAs and pensions, says AARP. It’s a humongous amount. Just one problem: Experts say it’s nowhere near enough. No wonder funding your own retirement is intimidating. And many of us feel unprepared for, or are frightened by, the task of managing our money, making the... Read More

How to Be Smart About Being Your Own Boss

Personal Finance

How to Be Smart About Being Your Own Boss

How to Be Smart About Being Your Own Boss

Independent workers represent a growing number of employed people in the U.S. While there are benefits that come with being self-employed, there are also some other aspects of these jobs to consider. Traditional financial services are often provided by full-time employers. Without having taxes taken out automatically or retirement options offered, it can be much more... Read More

How to Find a Holiday Job

Personal Finance

How to Find a Holiday Job

How to Find a Holiday Job

Everyone likes to spend, spend, spend during the holiday season. But it might be a better time to earn, earn, earn. The holiday spending binge that almost all of use partake in can leave many consumers with debt. It’s not uncommon for us to stretch our budgets to their breaking point, and overspending can have... Read More

How Find a New Home in a New City

Mortgages

How Find a New Home in a New City

How Find a New Home in a New City

Visiting a new place can be a very different experience depending on your motivation for being there. If you’re seeing family or attending a conference, you may not see many of the sights or get to make your own plans. If you are on vacation, you can usually choose what and how you want to... Read More

5 Tips for Being a Smarter Renter

Personal Finance

5 Tips for Being a Smarter Renter

5 Tips for Being a Smarter Renter

Being a renter offers plenty of freedom that buying does not, but being a renter is not the same as being a smart renter. Once you decide that renting over buying is the right choice for you, it is only the beginning. Renting a place to live, moving and setting up all necessary utilities can be... Read More

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