Can You Get High From Deal Hunting?

Personal Finance

Can You Get High From Deal Hunting?

Can You Get High From Deal Hunting?

There are two kinds of people: the ones who live for the hunt, and the ones who prefer to use Seamless. Yours truly is one of the latter. I don’t get my kicks sifting through mountains of clothes, and I’d rather pay full price for something I love than waste a few hours hunting down deals for the same... Read More

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

5 Credit Cards That Can Make You a VIP Instantly

Many businesses offer their customers preferential treatment based on their status in its loyalty program or by having and using a specific credit card. As a result, some customers receive VIP-status perks, like instant upgrades when they travel and preferred seats at sporting and entertainment events. If you would like to enjoy some of these instant upgrades,... Read More

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Personal Finance

7 Texts You Should Ignore

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Whether you’re trying to win tickets to a sold-out concert, remind your partner to buy milk, vote for your favorite reality TV personality or ask your headphones-encased kid a question, there’s a text for that. While texting is a great convenience and time saver (not to mention an international obsession), if you respond to a... Read More

How Much House Do Americans Actually Own?

Mortgages

How Much House Do Americans Actually Own?

How Much House Do Americans Actually Own?

When people say they own their home, it’s usually a half-truth at best. Often, a bank owns the home they live in — most of it, anyway. Still, Americans have a lot of real money tied up in their homes — on average, $150,506, according to a new report by the Urban Institute called “How... Read More

4 Ways Your Cellphone Could Wreck Your Credit

Credit Score

4 Ways Your Cellphone Could Wreck Your Credit

4 Ways Your Cellphone Could Wreck Your Credit

Your cellphone: It’s hard to live without! (How did we ever get by with a landline in the “olden days”?) And cellphones are really more than cellphones — they’re mobile devices that have become our cameras, our entertainment devices, our way to connect socially, our shopping malls, our sources of news and information and our... Read More

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

Students

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

It’s getting harder and harder for young Americans to graduate from college and not face a mountain of student loan debt repayments. In fact, a White House report noted that nearly 70% of bachelor’s degree recipients graduate with some level of student loan debt. Krystal Metcalfe, 29, reportedly falls into that category and is dealing... Read More

9 Ways to Rake in Extra Cash This Summer

Personal Finance

9 Ways to Rake in Extra Cash This Summer

9 Ways to Rake in Extra Cash This Summer

As a financial adviser, I go out of my way to caution my clients on the perils of debt and overspending. By keeping their spending in check and prioritizing their savings and investments, I tell them, my clients can harness the power of their paychecks to build real wealth over time. On the flip side, however, is... Read More

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