Need to Register to Vote? Just Google It

Personal Finance

Need to Register to Vote? Just Google It

Need to Register to Vote? Just Google It

Thursday’s crowning of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate has ushered in the beginning of the real battle for the White House. Regardless of whether you support Trump, his presumptive Democratic rival Hillary Clinton or neither, you won’t be able to voice your opinion in the November election if you aren’t registered to vote.... Read More

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Personal Finance

7 Texts You Should Ignore

7 Texts You Should Ignore

Whether you’re trying to win tickets to a sold-out concert, remind your partner to buy milk, vote for your favorite reality TV personality or ask your headphones-encased kid a question, there’s a text for that. While texting is a great convenience and time saver (not to mention an international obsession), if you respond to a... 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

How Quickly Will My House Sell?

Mortgages

How Quickly Will My House Sell?

How Quickly Will My House Sell?

Homes are, on average, consistently selling at a faster pace than they were 3 years ago, according to new data from real estate company RE/MAX. The RE/MAX National Housing Report looked at 53 metropolitan areas in June, and found the national average number of days on market for residential properties was 54, down 4 days from May 2016 and... Read More

Need to Charge Your Phone? ‘Urine’ Luck

Personal Finance

Need to Charge Your Phone? ‘Urine’ Luck

Need to Charge Your Phone? ‘Urine’ Luck

“I need to pee.” “My phone is dying.” They’re such familiar phrases — everyday mini-crises of modern life, and that makes them a perfect match. It’s one made not in heaven but in a British laboratory. And what a beautiful scientific marriage it is. Scientists have for the first time recharged a smartphone with urine,... Read More

7 TV Characters With Debt Problems

Personal Finance

7 TV Characters With Debt Problems

7 TV Characters With Debt Problems

Many people face debt problems. Whether they’re caused by overspending on credit cards, too much student loan debt or expensive medical procedures, debt problems are so pervasive that they even find their way onto our TV screens. Here are seven television sitcom characters whose debt problems you might just recognize. 1. Joey Tribbiani, Friends Part... Read More

Why Credit Makes People So Freaking Mad: A Theory

Credit Score

Why Credit Makes People So Freaking Mad: A Theory

Why Credit Makes People So Freaking Mad: A Theory

No one really likes reading about credit, credit scores and credit reports. As editor of a publication devoted to teaching people about these things, it’s a fact that I’ve had to learn to live with, and it’s not a surprising one. There’s plenty for people to get mad about. Credit is confusing, credit report errors... Read More

6 Ways to Save at Dick’s Sporting Goods

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Save at Dick’s Sporting Goods

6 Ways to Save at Dick’s Sporting Goods

It’s no secret that America is a nation of couch potatoes. In fact, about 80% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of weekly exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet, millions of others can’t get enough of recreational sports. For some, it’s hiking through the hills on a warm... Read More

It’s Cheaper to Live on a Cruise Ship Than in These Cities

Personal Finance

It’s Cheaper to Live on a Cruise Ship Than in These Cities

It’s Cheaper to Live on a Cruise Ship Than in These Cities

Cruise lovers, rejoice! It’s actually cheaper to cruise nonstop for an entire year than to pay rent and live in many major U.S. cities. That’s the latest finding of a study by cruise search engine CruiseWatch.com. According to the study, citizens of Honolulu would save $7,518 per person each year if they went on continuous cruises in 2017. San Francisco residents would... Read More

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