The Best Balance Transfer Credit Card in America

Credit Cards

The Best Balance Transfer Credit Card in America

The Best Balance Transfer Credit Card in America

Welcome to the fourth installment of The Best Credit Cards in America. To start the year off on a good note, this is a special “get out of credit card debt” edition. I decided to focus on balance transfers because credit card debt is such a huge problem in the U.S., especially right after the holidays. A very… Read More

Paying Taxes With a Credit Card: Yea or Nay?

Credit Cards

Paying Taxes With a Credit Card: Yea or Nay?

Paying Taxes With a Credit Card: Yea or Nay?

Taxes aren’t due this year until April 17 but already readers are asking: Should I pay my taxes with my credit card? Or better yet, a rewards credit card? I’m all for maximizing cash back, miles, or points, but if you pay your taxes with a credit card, you have to pay a convenience fee,… Read More

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

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