5 Credit Cards for Sports Fans

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards for Sports Fans

5 Credit Cards for Sports Fans

It’s been a big week in sports. The Stanley Cup, NBA Finals and FIFA Woman’s World Cup have everyone talking … and spending. Indeed, this is the time of year when it’s hard not to be a sports fan. Thankfully, there are plenty of credit cards designed with sports fans in mind. Here are five… Read More

3 Smart Habits That Can Help Build Your Credit

Credit Score

3 Smart Habits That Can Help Build Your Credit

3 Smart Habits That Can Help Build Your Credit

When it comes to credit scores, a true quick fix is all too rare. While that might be disconcerting to hear, it doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Improving your score basically boils down to two things: following good credit practices and time. While you don’t have any control over time, you can control the… Read More

How to Refinance a Jumbo Mortgage for Less

Mortgages

How to Refinance a Jumbo Mortgage for Less

How to Refinance a Jumbo Mortgage for Less

If rising mortgage rates have spooked you into refinancing but your loan size is more than $417,000, pay particularly close attention. Traditionally, these loans cost homeowners more, but there are new investors in the marketplace offering better rates and deals on larger mortgages. The Big Question to Ask It doesn’t matter where you apply to… Read More

Money 101: How to Get Your Credit Ready for College

Credit 101

Money 101: How to Get Your Credit Ready for College

Money 101: How to Get Your Credit Ready for College

For many students, the beginning of your college career is also the beginning of your transition to adulthood. You will likely have more freedom — and responsibility — than you have ever had before. One of the most important aspects to being an adult is planning ahead and living with intention, especially when it comes… Read More

How to Improve Your Credit Score By Labor Day

Credit Score

How to Improve Your Credit Score By Labor Day

How to Improve Your Credit Score By Labor Day

It’s summer, and now hardly feels like the time to “work” on anything. But some things — like boosting your credit score — can be worth some extra motivation. And if you’re looking to finance a large purchase after Labor Day, now’s the time to work on your score. 1. Know Your Weaknesses First step:… Read More

4 Mattress-Shopping Gotchas

Personal Finance

4 Mattress-Shopping Gotchas

4 Mattress-Shopping Gotchas

Buying a mattress fits somewhere in between buying a car and buying a home on the dreaded “babe in the woods” scale. As a big-ticket, infrequent purchase, consumers who go looking for a better night’s sleep find themselves navigating a hazy world full of intentional brand confusion and seemingly meaningless price tags. Buying a mattress… Read More

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Job

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Job

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Job

Growing up in Cincinnati, Jake Cain spent his summers as a teen working at the Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team. He started in concessions, where he earned roughly $70 for five to six hours of work. When sales were good, bonuses boosted his pay to more than $100. When… Read More

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