Chestnuts, Jack Frost and Wall Street’s Spring Bonuses

Personal Finance

Chestnuts, Jack Frost and Wall Street’s Spring Bonuses

Chestnuts, Jack Frost and Wall Street’s Spring Bonuses

As we ring out what has been a pretty lousy year for most of us, Wall Streeters are all aglow—thoughts turning to sugar-plum fairies dancing in their brains, bearing bundles of spring bonuses—while stepping around agitated demonstrators who Occupy but a tiny part of their head space. While Wall Street bonuses may be down somewhat… Read More

Slate from Chase Has a Limited Time Offer: No Balance Transfer Fee

Credit Cards

Slate from Chase Has a Limited Time Offer: No Balance Transfer Fee

Slate from Chase Has a Limited Time Offer: No Balance Transfer Fee

If you’re carrying a balance on a high-interest credit card, you might want to take a look at Slate from Chase – Limited Time: No Balance Transfer Fee. This is a pretty good deal. The balance transfer fee is usually 3 percent, so if you’re transferring, say, $8,000, you save $240. But take note that… Read More

Shopping, and Debt, Make Big Black Friday Comebacks

Personal Finance

Shopping, and Debt, Make Big Black Friday Comebacks

Shopping, and Debt, Make Big Black Friday Comebacks

It’s shaping up to be a great holiday shopping season for retailers, but that could mean lasting pain for consumers using credit cards to load up on holiday gifts. Consumers spent $52.4 Billion over Thanksgiving weekend, an all-time record high, according to the National Retail Federation. The average consumer dug deep, increasing spending from $365… Read More

Battling Debt: From Big Challenges Come Big Changes

Managing Debt

Battling Debt: From Big Challenges Come Big Changes

Battling Debt: From Big Challenges Come Big Changes

Penny in Arkansas has read more books than she can remember about how to manage her money and get out of debt. None of them did much good. But as she talked about Jean Chatzky’s Debt Diet, tears started rolling down her face. “Aw, now I’m crying about it,” said Penny, 52. “I read and… Read More

Hubert Humphrey III Testifies About Protecting Senior Citizens

Personal Finance

Hubert Humphrey III Testifies About Protecting Senior Citizens

Hubert Humphrey III Testifies About Protecting Senior Citizens

Hubert “Skip” Humphrey III, the new chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s office for senior citizens, testified to a nearly empty Senate committee room this month about this plans to protect seniors, including cracking down on deceptive financial planners and helping older women, many of whom outlive both their husbands and their savings. Save… Read More

The Credit Line: Lynette Khalfani-Cox Gives Cyber-Monday Tips

Personal Finance

The Credit Line: Lynette Khalfani-Cox Gives Cyber-Monday Tips

The Credit Line: Lynette Khalfani-Cox Gives Cyber-Monday Tips

Tune in to this week’s installment of The Credit Line, hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM and streaming live this Saturday, November 26, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST. The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy. Be a Cyber-Monday Warrior According to a recent survey,… Read More

5 Smart Spending Strategies for Cyber Monday

Personal Finance

5 Smart Spending Strategies for Cyber Monday

5 Smart Spending Strategies for Cyber Monday

What could be easier than sitting in your chair, sipping a latte and getting some shopping done? If you like to relax while shopping, Cyber Monday was created just for you. Here are five strategies to keep in mind while bargain hunting on the web: #1: Stay safe online Make sure you see “https” instead… Read More

Black Friday Shopping Tips From a Pro

Personal Finance

Black Friday Shopping Tips From a Pro

Black Friday Shopping Tips From a Pro

I don’t typically fight the crowds on Black Friday, but my sister in law Kathi Detweiler is always there when the stores open, snagging deals that make me envious. So I asked her for her best Black Friday shopping tips. Be prepared: Kathi says she always scopes out the deals before Black Friday. She has… Read More

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