This Year’s Most Popular Halloween Costumes Are …

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This Year’s Most Popular Halloween Costumes Are …

This Year’s Most Popular Halloween Costumes Are …

Princesses be warned: Your reign of popularity among kids celebrating Halloween is over. 2016 is the year of the superhero, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey. The annual review of popular Halloween costumes, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, found that spending on costumes is expected to reach $3.1... Read More

Is Your Credit Card Ready for the Holidays?

Credit Cards

Is Your Credit Card Ready for the Holidays?

Is Your Credit Card Ready for the Holidays?

Ah, September. That magical time of year when boots and open-toed shoes intermingle, mornings get crisper, people start lining up for those infernal pumpkin spice lattes and some retailers start hauling out their holiday cheer. It seems every year, some store somewhere feels the need to make the holiday shopping season just a tad bit longer. In fact, I wouldn’t... Read More

Help! I Spent Too Much Money This Weekend

Managing Debt

Help! I Spent Too Much Money This Weekend

Help! I Spent Too Much Money This Weekend

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean it should be your single biggest day of spending. It’s easy to get caught up in the sales and the spectacle of the day, but now that the weekend is over, it’s important to assess the damage.... Read More

The Credit Card Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make This Weekend

Credit Cards

The Credit Card Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make This Weekend

The Credit Card Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make This Weekend

Cardholders are a loyal bunch, according to an analysis by TransUnion which found the average consumer plans to put nearly 80% of his or her holiday expenses on one piece of plastic. This despite the fact that spending ramps up in December and the average consumer carries five cards. Putting holiday purchases on one card has some advantages. tI can prompt issuers to send “more attractive credit... Read More

5 Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards During the Holidays

Credit Cards

5 Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards During the Holidays

5 Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards During the Holidays

As another hectic holiday shopping season approaches, perhaps the biggest differences between this year and years past are that some retailers are scaling back their Black Friday events, and that shoppers may be inserting their smart-chip-equipped credit cards into a terminal, rather than swiping an old magnetic stripe. But beyond the mechanics of using credit cards... Read More

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