5 Easy Ways to Start Making More Money

Personal Finance

5 Easy Ways to Start Making More Money

5 Easy Ways to Start Making More Money

If you’re self-employed or your pay depends on your productivity, it’s important to consider how you’re currently planning your day and what you should do differently. Having freedom in your schedule is a beautiful thing, but it can also be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you have superior flexibility. On the other, you... Read More

When Should I Get My Next Credit Card?

Credit Cards

When Should I Get My Next Credit Card?

When Should I Get My Next Credit Card?

Timing can be everything. When it comes to making some purchases, you will want to wait until an item goes on sale or at least act before its price jumps. And when you replace some things, you will want to wait until you’ve gotten as much useful life out of the product as you can... Read More

The Real Reasons You Were Rejected for a Credit Card

Credit Cards

The Real Reasons You Were Rejected for a Credit Card

The Real Reasons You Were Rejected for a Credit Card

Many consumers dread being turned down for a credit card. But what you may not realize is that you actually can control a great deal of the factors that go into the credit issuer’s decision. Of course, it’s hard to get issuers to explain their criteria because it’s essentially their secret sauce, or how they do business. But after speaking... Read More

Ally Bank Has a New Cash-Back Credit Card Too

Credit Cards

Ally Bank Has a New Cash-Back Credit Card Too

Ally Bank Has a New Cash-Back Credit Card Too

It was a big week for cash back rewards credit cards. Wells Fargo released their cash back credit card on Wednesday and the next day Ally Bank announced the Ally CashBack credit card. The Ally CashBack card, issued by TD Bank, offers 2% cash back on eligible gas and grocery purchases and 1% cash back... Read More

Somebody Just Bought a Watermelon for $4,700

Personal Finance

Somebody Just Bought a Watermelon for $4,700

Somebody Just Bought a Watermelon for $4,700

Some people can’t resist the temptation to splurge on a fancy dinner. Then there are others who can’t resist the temptation to splurge ¥500,000, or about $4,700, on a rare black watermelon. According to Mental Floss, that’s exactly what happened Tuesday, when a lucky bidder took home a rare melon after an auction in Asahikawa, Japan, at a fresh produce market. Densuke watermelons are... Read More

The Tricks to Getting Approved for Your First Credit Card

Credit Cards

The Tricks to Getting Approved for Your First Credit Card

The Tricks to Getting Approved for Your First Credit Card

There’s a lot to consider when applying for a credit card, especially if you’ve never had one. “New cardholders should focus on building a good credit history with their first card while avoiding taking on more credit than they can afford to repay,” Bruce McClary, the vice president of communications for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling,... Read More

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