Article Updated June 5, 2018 by Brian Acton Vacations can be prohibitively expensive, a cruel truth for Americans who want to travel but don’t have the money. Many will resort to borrowing; a 2017 Learnvest survey found that 74% of Americans have gone into debt for a vacation, with the average debt accrued per trip... Read More
Credit cards may be in the wallets of most Americans, but not everyone is happy with their travel companion. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its monthly snapshot of consumer complaints in the financial services industry this week. The report, which regularly focuses on a different financial product to highlight consumer complaint trends, focused... Read More
Just 10 days after taking office, President Donald Trump continued to check items off his campaign promise list as he signed his latest executive order on limiting regulation of small businesses. The executive action, titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” was signed Monday morning after President Trump met with small business owners. The four-page... Read More
When you don’t have a credit score good enough to get a loan, it’s easy to feel stuck. It takes credit to build credit, after all. Some borrowers turn to friends and family to help. Specifically, they may ask someone in their life to co-sign for them. When someone co-signs for an account on your behalf,... Read More
Besides the obvious fact that there are only so many credit cards you can squeeze into your wallet, there are times when you might consider paring down or simplifying the credit cards you carry. Before You Close a Card… Before you start cutting up cards and calling issuers to close your accounts, there are some... Read More
It’s the weekend that kicks off summer, but it’s also the kickoff of summer spending. Memorial Day trips can get pretty expensive unless you’re hunting for deals. Priceline.com recently rounded up some of the best hotel deals on Memorial Day travel and the top three come in under $100 — keeping that total hotel bill... Read More
Credit card debt has never been so adorable. A new ad for Canadian debit card program Interac features Max, an Australian Shepherd with a love of Kobe beef sliders, dog bones and plush toys … and a big problem with spending. As the (fictional, just to be clear) story goes, Max learns how to use the internet,... Read More
Remember a while back when Netflix was a total bro and let current subscribers keep their lower monthly subscription rate instead of charging the higher rate that new customers received? That’s changing next month. In 2014, Netflix raised the price of its monthly standard streaming plan from $7.99 to $9.99, and existing customers rejoiced when they were allowed... Read More
You know you have a problem — a credit score problem — but you don’t know how to fix it. There are so many different possibilities that could be the source of your credit problems that it’s hard to know where to start. Here are some tools to help you understand, diagnose and manage your... Read More
A North Carolina man found himself on the wrong end of a 14-year-old VHS rental gone wrong this week. As local news station WSOC reported, James Meyers was pulled over for a broken tail light, but when the officer ran his license, it came back with an arrest warrant for failure to return rental property... Read More
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