The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

Credit Cards

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

The Dangers of Choosing Credit Over Cash

Using cash may seem like a thing of the past these days. Credit cards have seemingly become the most common way to make purchases and while there are certainly advantages to using them, there are also some risks. Even if you choose to shop primarily with cards instead of a debit card or cash, it’s… Read More

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Break Today

Personal Finance

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Break Today

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Break Today

Bad habits. They’re pesky, aren’t they? Every once in awhile I catch myself in a bad habit. They almost seem inevitable. But I’m always determined to squash them as soon as I recognize them. I’m sure you’re in the same boat. When it comes to bad financial habits, there are some serious ones that can cost you… Read More

How I Got Out of $63,000 of Credit Card Debt

Managing Debt

How I Got Out of $63,000 of Credit Card Debt

How I Got Out of $63,000 of Credit Card Debt

Sleepless nights.  A knot in the pit of the stomach. A gnawing sense of unease. Charles Phelan was familiar with the physical and emotional toll of debt. But usually it was his clients who were experiencing those symptoms. This time, it was his turn. He owed more than $50,000 in credit card debt and knew… Read More

3 Credit Card Math Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

Credit Cards

3 Credit Card Math Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

3 Credit Card Math Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

Twenty years ago when Michael Riley first released his Credit Card Math tutorial, most people had no clue how interest on credit cards work. In fact, his revelations about how credit card interest and payment methods worked were considered so shocking that they ended up being featured in a national news program’s investigative report. Fast… Read More

The Risks & Rewards of Teaching Abroad

Personal Finance

The Risks & Rewards of Teaching Abroad

The Risks & Rewards of Teaching Abroad

At 20 years old, Roscoe Mathieu had an associate’s degree in international studies, but no concrete idea of what he wanted to do with his life. He decided to teach English in China. About a year later, when he returned to the U.S. to find work, but couldn’t because of the Great Recession, he knew… Read More

Can a 0% Credit Card Hurt Your Credit?

Credit Cards

Can a 0% Credit Card Hurt Your Credit?

Can a 0% Credit Card Hurt Your Credit?

When you’re looking for a solution to high-interest debt, a balance transfer credit card with a 0% teaser rate can seem like the answer — and it may be. But, as with everything else you buy or apply for, it’s important to be sure what you’re getting into. Because the last thing you’d want is to find… Read More

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