5 Mistakes to Avoid When Looking For a New Job

Personal Finance

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Looking For a New Job

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Looking For a New Job

Whether you’re preparing for life after college, recovering from a job loss or just feel ready to try something new, it never hurts to brush up on your job-search skills. Here are a few mistakes you could be making without even knowing it. 1. Not Knowing What You Want  Too often, people don’t put enough thought into a whether job... Read More

5 Reasons Life Is Good When You’re Debt-Free

Managing Debt

5 Reasons Life Is Good When You’re Debt-Free

5 Reasons Life Is Good When You’re Debt-Free

While credit cards and personal loans may help you reach new financial opportunities, they also can weigh down your credit score and sometimes your life. It is important to build a good credit history over time, but it’s not necessary to always have debt in your life. So take charge of your spending, enact a... Read More

Op/Ed: Student Borrowers Will Continue to Struggle Despite the CFPB’s Efforts

Students

Op/Ed: Student Borrowers Will Continue to Struggle Despite the CFPB’s Efforts

Op/Ed: Student Borrowers Will Continue to Struggle Despite the CFPB’s Efforts

The financial services industry erupted earlier this month, soon after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a set of proposed rules for limiting the use of forced arbitration clauses by broad range of entities, including certain providers of financial products and services. This longstanding practice, whose origin dates back to 1925, of incorporating language that... Read More

8 Online Shopping Hacks Everyone Should Know

Personal Finance

8 Online Shopping Hacks Everyone Should Know

8 Online Shopping Hacks Everyone Should Know

While brick-and-mortar stores still account for most shopping purchases, almost 70% of adult consumers shop online at least once a month, according to the global market research firm Mintel, If you’re like me, you love the convenience of shopping in your PJs. But how do you find the best deals? The following tips will help you... Read More

Why Chase Customers Might Want to Adjust Their Overdraft Back-up Fund

Credit Cards

Why Chase Customers Might Want to Adjust Their Overdraft Back-up Fund

Why Chase Customers Might Want to Adjust Their Overdraft Back-up Fund

Attention, Chase customers: The bank is making some changes to its overdraft protection policy. Starting August 20, customers will no longer be able to cover overdrafts with a linked Chase credit card should they (accidentally) spend more than what’s in their checking account. Only savings accounts will be used as designated back-up funds. Previously, customers could link either type... Read More

There Are Already Realtors Offering to Sell Your Home if Trump Becomes President

Mortgages

There Are Already Realtors Offering to Sell Your Home if Trump Becomes President

There Are Already Realtors Offering to Sell Your Home if Trump Becomes President

Disgruntled Americans of all political leanings have said it: “I’m moving to Canada.” The Great White North particularly appeals to those left-of-center, as many liberal Americans are practically drooling with envy over the new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, in addition to some public policies they would like to see emulated in the U.S. Let’s set aside,... Read More

5 Money Mistakes Parents of Special Needs Kids Make

Personal Finance

5 Money Mistakes Parents of Special Needs Kids Make

5 Money Mistakes Parents of Special Needs Kids Make

Parents of a child with special needs face unique challenges when planning their estates, and unless they address them correctly, they risk making mistakes that could have long-term, costly consequences for their child. For example, they may make the child ineligible for important federal government benefits once he or she becomes an adult, and they... Read More

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