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13 Simple Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

13 Simple Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

13 Simple Ways to Save on Summer Vacation

Summer is nearly upon us, and you know what that means? It’s vacation time! Well, at least for most of us. In fact, a survey last year by Orbitz revealed that nearly 80% of Americans planned to take a vacation during the summer months. Unfortunately, some destinations are more popular than others and are almost guaranteed to… Read More

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

If you haven’t had time to catch up on the Heartbleed news, we have some info for you. Credit.com Chairman Adam Levin gave a lot of advice to consumers concerned about the impact of Heartbleed, an Internet security vulnerability that affected about two-thirds of websites. Beyond the big news surrounding Heartbleed, Adam and Credit.com’s Director of… Read More

How Real People Can Actually Use Bitcoins

How Real People Can Actually Use Bitcoins

How Real People Can Actually Use Bitcoins

Bitcoin enthusiasts gathered at a trade show in New York City last week to show off their latest digital currency creations. Heading the discussion: Efforts to make sure bitcoins are accepted and available as broadly as possible. To that end, word leaked that a bitcoin-based debit card may soon make its way to the U.S…. Read More

How Should I Use My Bonus?

How Should I Use My Bonus?

How Should I Use My Bonus?

Many companies are bringing back the bonus. If you are lucky enough to work for one of these companies, there are some ways you can maximize this extra money coming in. Don’t let the money disappear on you. 1. Assess the Situation Before you start treating everyone at the bar to drinks, take a step… Read More

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Equal Pay Is Just the Start

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Equal Pay Is Just the Start

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Equal Pay Is Just the Start

If there’s one thing Washington is exceptionally good at, it’s politicizing the personal. In the past few weeks, the ongoing debate over “equal pay for equal work” has typified this type of unfair politicization – this time with women – and instead of working together on solutions to empower American women, it has only perpetuated… Read More

3 Thrifty Things You Can Start Doing Today

3 Thrifty Things You Can Start Doing Today

3 Thrifty Things You Can Start Doing Today

It’s easy to procrastinate, especially when it comes to things that aren’t fun. For many people, finances fall into that category. But putting off your financial responsibilities won’t make them go away — so it’s best to just get them done. Here are three thrifty things to do today to stay on financial track. Put… Read More

The Most Credit Card Hungry States

The Most Credit Card Hungry States

The Most Credit Card Hungry States

There are many reasons to open a new credit card: Maybe you want to take advantage of its great rewards, transfer a balance from a different card with a higher interest rate, finance a large purchase, make ends meet in an emergency or increase your available credit limit. But in some states, credit card holders… Read More

Help! I Did My Taxes Wrong

Help! I Did My Taxes Wrong

Help! I Did My Taxes Wrong

You know that feeling when finish writing an email, press “send” and immediately realize you made a mistake (aka one of the worst feelings ever)? Once you’re done yelling, “Nooooo!” you likely start writing a corrected message. That’s essentially what you have to do if you make a mistake when filing your taxes. Go ahead,… Read More

4 Boring Money Talks You Need to Have

4 Boring Money Talks You Need to Have

4 Boring Money Talks You Need to Have

Your next vacation is probably fun to think about, but the thought of paying for it may not be. Sometimes we have to think about the not-so-fun things so we can enjoy the fun ones. Spend a little time considering the following four “not fun” topics so your next vacation can be stress-free. 1. Life… Read More

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