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3 Mistakes You're Making Before a Big Purchase

GOBankingRates | July 31, 2015 | Money
You won't do your wallet any favors by waiting for an appliance, computer, television or other big-ticket item to stop working before buying a replacement.

5 Signs You Have a Spending Problem

GOBankingRates | July 31, 2015 | Money
Some might be relying on credit or dipping into savings to cover their spending because they are having trouble making ends meet. And, some might be simply living beyond their means.

The Credit Card Dispute Process

CompareCards | August 1, 2015 | Money
What if I told you that one of the most valuable features of your credit card is one of the least used features? Most credit cards offer Dispute Resolution services that are unparalleled by any form of payment, allowing cardholders to have the upper hand when a merchant refuses to do the right thing.

What Happens When You Open A Credit Card Account?

CompareCards | July 31, 2015 | Education
Congratulations! You have just been approved for a new credit card. But what does that announcement really mean?

15 Most Expensive Cities for Singles

GOBankingRates | July 30, 2015 | Business
Singles' financial situations aren't so simple, and the investments required to stay attractive and dateable while trying to find one's mate can quickly add up, especially in high-cost cities where even everyday necessities carry luxury-level prices.
Arkady Bukh

16 Things you Must Do When Your Credit Card Has Been Stolen

Arkady Bukh | July 30, 2015 | Crime
Welcome to the growing club of credit card theft victims. You are not alone. Relax. Breathe. There are some things you can do to minimize the loss.
David A. Dedman

No 401(k)? Here's How to Save for Retirement

David A. Dedman | July 30, 2015 | Money
Are you one of the many people who don't have a 401(k) at work? Wondering how in the world you're going to save for retirement without one?
Dennis M. Kelleher

The American People Deserve to Know Where Candidates Stand on Glass-Steagall

Dennis M. Kelleher | July 30, 2015 | Politics
As the campaign continues, voters deserve to know whether each candidate supports reinstating a Glass-Steagall-like law or other concrete proposals that will protect America's hardworking families and take them off the hook for future bailouts.
Adam Levin

Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam

Adam Levin | July 30, 2015 | College
First things first: In the form's acronym lies the secret to avoiding the money pitfalls--FAFSA is short for "FREE Application for Federal Student Aid." Yeah, I know, filling it out is time-consuming, but it's doable. It's also complex and requires information that you're going to have to bird-dog, but it is free.
Nathaniel Sillin

Make Sure Your Freshman Gets a Money-Smart College Start

Nathaniel Sillin | July 29, 2015 | Business
You've worked to train your children in money management, but college brings a whole new level of financial decision-making and challenges. So before they are off on their own, review these topics to make sure they're ready.

Are Elite Credit Cards Most Vulnerable to Hackers?

CompareCards | July 29, 2015 | Money
The crooks always seem to be one step ahead of the security features and many cardholders are now wondering if there is anything they can do to take the target off their backs. Here are a few tips to consider that might help you fly under the radar of today's cyber criminals.

Why You Should Know the Different Types of Credit Card APRs

CompareCards | July 28, 2015 | Money
A credit card's interest rate is the price you pay for borrowing money. For credit cards, the interest rates are typically stated as a yearly rate, called the Annual Percentage Rate (APR). Where it can become a little more complicated, however, is that each single credit card may have multiple APRs that apply to it.
Nina Bargiel

Enough People in the World Make You Feel Like Sh*t. Don't Help Them.

Nina Bargiel | July 28, 2015 | Entertainment
By the time I turned 30, I had written 17 episodes of an iconic television show ("Lizzie McGuire"), been nominated for two Emmys, had an agent, a manager and a size-6 body that I could cram into all sorts of fun outfits. By the time I turned 35, I was near-broke.
Mary Green Swig

Haunted by Student Debt to the Grave

Mary Green Swig | July 28, 2015 | Politics
Many people, including many student debt holders, may be surprised to learn that people can be pursued for student debt even into their elder years. In fact, the government is withholding Social Security payments for some retirees, because their student loans have not been fully repaid.
U.S. News Travel

Why Seniors Should Love Travel Rewards Credit Cards

U.S. News Travel | July 27, 2015 | Travel
The fact that seniors are participating in rewards programs at a higher rate than any other demographic is something to celebrate. With a lifetime of work behind them, they're due their share of the spoils.

Earn Rewards For Your Daily Commute

CompareCards | July 27, 2015 | Money
While people are usually well aware of the massive amount of time they spend at work, we rarely pay attention to the amount of time and resources it takes to get to and from work. When you think about it, our daily commute is a huge part of our lives that rarely receives any consideration.

How To Spend Less Dining Out

CompareCards | July 27, 2015 | Money
Dining out is almost always more expensive than staying home, but that doesn't stop most Americans from enjoying the experience. By using credit card rewards and other discounts to save on dining expenses, you can eat out for less than you may have thought.

8 Worst Ways to Make Money Online

GOBankingRates | July 24, 2015 | Money
You're already working a full-time job, but you're trying to hustle on the side. Maybe you have debts to pay off, are saving for a dream vacation or need to bank cash for a home improvement. Whatever the reason, you see the appeal of making money online.

5 Fancy (and Pricey) Ways Parents Will Pay to Get Their Kids Ahead

LearnVest | July 24, 2015 | Parents
When you're juggling one too many financial priorities, you can't always afford Saturday math camps and private tutors -- unless you go into debt helping junior keep up with the Joneses' kids.
Christopher Gurrie

The Rude Question: Do You Own or Rent?

Christopher Gurrie | July 23, 2015 | Business
Here is why I believe the "do you own your home or rent" is an off-putting and personal question that should be lumped with salary and religion on a first encounter in social and work situations.
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