Maria Bamford Wants Everyone to Talk About Money

Personal Finance

Maria Bamford Wants Everyone to Talk About Money

Maria Bamford Wants Everyone to Talk About Money

“I love personal finance!” Comedian Maria Bamford is on the phone and wants to recommend a bunch of books before we begin our interview: “Personal Finance for Dummies,” “Earn What You Deserve,” “How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously.” She devours this kind of stuff, she says. It’s like... Read More

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

3 Red Flags That You’re Headed for Credit Card Debt

Managing Debt

3 Red Flags That You’re Headed for Credit Card Debt

3 Red Flags That You’re Headed for Credit Card Debt

Another month, another credit card bill. This time, you can’t even bring yourself to tear open the envelope because you already know what it says: You owe more money. Just the thought of paying it fills you with dread, which should be enough of a sign to show there’s a problem. Here are some other red flags that indicate your... Read More

The 7 Deadly Credit Sins

Personal Finance

The 7 Deadly Credit Sins

The 7 Deadly Credit Sins

You’ve probably heard of the seven deadly sins. Well, thanks to the plastic cards we carry in our wallets (and other financing), there are monetary equivalents. Instead of letting the devil on your shoulder manage your bank account, consider how you can dodge these sins and keep your finances on the right track. Fallen prey to one or more of these... Read More

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

Credit Cards

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

A new smartphone app launching this week claims it can help you be smarter about managing credit card debt. Here’s what you should know. How it Works After scanning pictures of all your plastic, Tally performs a credit check. If you’re approved, the service helps you pay off your high-interest cards using a new line of credit with a lower rate. Simply pay... Read More

I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

Credit Cards

I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

Given many Americans’ lack of an emergency fund, even smart spenders can finding themselves bumping up against their credit limit. But whether caused by unexpected car repairs or a shopping habit you just can’t seem to kick, maxing out a credit card can cost you — in interest, of course, but also when it comes to your credit... Read More

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