6 Security Tips for Zappos Customers

Identity Theft

6 Security Tips for Zappos Customers

6 Security Tips for Zappos Customers

Shop at Zappos? Then chances are you’re one of 24 million customers whose personal information may have been compromised in a security breach at the popular online retailer. Hackers gained access to customers’ names, phone numbers, addresses and the last four digits of their credit card numbers in an attack on the company’s servers in… Read More

Winter Blues Bring Budget Inspiration

Personal Finance

Winter Blues Bring Budget Inspiration

Winter Blues Bring Budget Inspiration

It is so hard to get inspired in the cold of the winter, so this week is about refocusing on positives. I took my lunch to work 4 days last week and 2 days this week. My goal is to eat in at least four days a week. I am eating healthier food and saving… Read More

Credit Unions Predicted as Next Major Lenders

Credit Cards

Credit Unions Predicted as Next Major Lenders

Credit Unions Predicted as Next Major Lenders

While the nation’s largest credit card issuers have drastically increased the value and number of offers they send to consumers in recent months, experts say that issuers could soon have some serious competition. Federal credit unions could be stepping up their game against major credit card lenders in the U.S., as they’re able to offer… Read More

Change Your Spending Habits, Get Out of Debt

Managing Debt

Change Your Spending Habits, Get Out of Debt

Change Your Spending Habits, Get Out of Debt

Every year during the holiday season, millions of Americans rack up a significant amount of credit card debt. If you’re looking to cut down on your credit card debt, the best possible way to do so is by changing your spending habits. One of the biggest ways that consumers can end up facing a large… Read More

How an Advisor Can be Your Credit Coach

Personal Finance

How an Advisor Can be Your Credit Coach

How an Advisor Can be Your Credit Coach

Far too often we think that financial advisors are only responsible for managing their clients’ assets.  However, in many ways financial advisors act as their clients’ “financial life coaches,” helping them improve and maintain their overall financial health. In other words, advisors not only try to maximize the return on their clients’ investments and make… Read More

Should You Get a Low APR Credit Card?

Credit Cards

Should You Get a Low APR Credit Card?

Should You Get a Low APR Credit Card?

Every consumer’s financial situation is unique, but when seeking out a new credit card, many may be faced with the same questions. Many credit card offers are very generous these days, and it may leave consumers wondering whether they’re better off accepting a card that gives them a low ongoing interest rate, or one that… Read More

The S&P and the EU: Timing Is Everything

Personal Finance

The S&P and the EU: Timing Is Everything

The S&P and the EU: Timing Is Everything

In keeping with a tradition firmly established in the 20th century, Europe suffered a late-night bombing raid on Friday evening. This time the attacker was Standard & Poor’s, everybody’s favorite rating agency, which announced well after the markets closed in New York it was downgrading the debt of no fewer than nine European countries. France… Read More

Smart Tips to Rebuild Your Credit

Credit Score

Smart Tips to Rebuild Your Credit

Smart Tips to Rebuild Your Credit

If you’re looking for a credit card but have bad credit as a result of financial problems you’ve had in the past, there are many things you should think about before seeking out new lines of credit. There are a number of ways to boost your credit rating so that you can once again qualify… Read More

New Technology Could Shift Mobile Payments Paradigm

Personal Finance

New Technology Could Shift Mobile Payments Paradigm

New Technology Could Shift Mobile Payments Paradigm

Consumers are obviously accustomed to digging into their wallets whenever they want to make a credit card purchase, and while many experts believe that will shift over the next few years, a new mobile payment method was recently introduced that could provide consumers with significant security. A new mobile credit card payment option from the… Read More

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