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If you’ve ever received a paycheck, you know there are plenty of deductions that come out of your overall pay: income taxes, Social Security, health insurance premiums, retirement savings and any other amounts you might’ve authorized like automatic savings or union dues. Of course, you could also have amounts from legal garnishments taken out as... Read More
Halloween spending expectations are soaring higher than a witch’s broomstick this year. After a long summer and heightened consumer confidence, total spending for the spooky season is expected to reach a record $8.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. This is the highest amount in the survey’s 11-year history. More than 171 million... Read More
Marriott International has officially completed the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the hotel chain announced in a press release on Friday. This makes Marriott the largest hotel company in the world. If you are a member of the Marriott Rewards program — which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards — or Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)... Read More
We’ve all been there. You go out, have a nice meal … only to realize a few weeks later or so that your friend hasn’t paid back the $20 you lent her when you went out. What should you do? Facebook Messenger may have a solution. This week, the social network introduced a feature on its Messenger App called chat... Read More
If you take a look at your spending, are you really being as smart as possible? It may seem like it at first glance, but if you really sit down and think about it, you may be actually making mistakes with your finances and not even realize it. This can mean you’re overspending or missing opportunities... Read More
Q. What is the proper wait time to give the insurance to answer your rain damage to your home? — Insured A. It sounds as though water from a storm has entered and damaged your home and/or property. We’re sorry to hear you’ve got a mess to clean up. The timing answer isn’t simple because... Read More
Getting soft around the middle may not just trigger a bout of self-consciousnesses — it could throw a wrench into your chances of landing a job. At least that’s according to a study recently published in the journal Plos One, which found weight gain can hamper a job applicant’s prospects, particularly if that applicant is female. The team of Scottish... Read More
In August I celebrated my one-year anniversary of being a work-at-home mother. I was a career businesswoman before I graduated college. And I’ve spent the last 10 years working in the financial field, with all of its rigors and stresses. By the time I became pregnant with our third child, the bough was breaking. I... Read More
A subtle change to the U.S. banking system is about to help workers get paid quicker, and it should soon help consumers avoid last-minute bill paying fees. The change goes by the less-than-sexy name Same Day ACH, but it could save a nice amount of cash for consumers living on a tight month-to-month budget. ACH stands for... Read More
Emirates, lauded as the world’s best airline with the world’s best in-flight entertainment, plans a major booking change beginning next month that flyers may or may not like. Beginning in October, Emirates will charge flyers to choose their seats. An Emirates spokesperson told Credit.com by email that the Dubai-based, government-operated airline will introduce “a minimal charge for those looking to select... Read More
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