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How to Access Cash Overseas Without Paying Tons of Fees

NerdWallet | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel

By Laura McMullen Your travel dollars are supposed to fund zip lining through the forest, sipping daiquiris on the beach and getting lost in museums....

I'm Moving Overseas. Do I Need a Foreign Credit Card Issued in That Country?

NerdWallet | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel

By Lindsay Konsko As the world economy becomes increasingly intertwined, U.S. workers in many industries are being offered opportunities to work over...

7 Essential Things to Do the Summer Between High School and College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 06.10.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you'll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you'll need to accomplish before leaving for college.

8 Remedies for Minor Pet Emergencies

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

1. Problem: Nail injury. Dogs and cats can slice up their nails in a variety of ways -- everything from a too-close nail trim that nicks the quick, t...

Sean Talks Credit: How to Get a Credit Card When You Can't Get a Credit Card

NerdWallet | Posted 03.29.2016 | Money

The key is getting credit card issuers to "see" you. Traditional credit-scoring formulas, as advanced as they've become, remain fundamentally simple. They don't take into account how you've managed your own money.

6 Personal Finance Myths Debunked

Pauline Paquin | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

The power of the majority always rules. The following 6 myths are considered as true by most people - just ask your neighbor about any of them and you'll see. It is time to debunk them one by one and give you the real truth about the matter. Many have fallen under false premises and we are eager to liberate you from the shackles of financial deceptions.

This Chart Shows Which Credit Cards Get Free Checked Bags

Map Happy | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

There are plenty of credit card/airline combinations that give holders the benefit of one or more free checked bags.

What's This Surprise Charge on My Capital One Card?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

If you didn't use your credit card in that store, it's probably fraudulent.

3 Important Things to Consider
When Choosing a Credit Card

Michael Lazar | Posted 11.23.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Choosing a credit card is not rocket science, but it will take some research and patience on your part. Unless you want a card that has high fees, an ...

Why Deferred, Zero Interest Credit Card Offers Are Often A Sham

Michael Lazar | Posted 10.15.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Imagine, if you will, that you are shopping at the store with your friends and you see a big ticket HDTV that you really want. You are short on cash because you have not gotten paid yet, but they offer 12 month financing at zero interest. Sounds tempting, doesn't it? You can pay this off in a year. Not so fast. Make sure you understand what you are getting into first.

Credit Cards: What Small Businesses Need to Know About EMV

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Ashley Wren Collins

Beginning October 1, 2015, businesses that are not able to accept EMV (Europay®, MasterCard® and Visa®) chip cards will be liable for any fraudulen...

From Ben to Beneficial

Michael Brune | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Without realizing it, many of us are helping out the giant corporations that want to extract and burn every last bit of coal, oil, and gas on the planet.

Can You Just Flash Any Credit Card to Get Lounge Access?

Map Happy | Posted 08.19.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

No need to have a working Amex to get lounge access and free beer. An anonymous tipster who didn't want to be named (for the obvious reasons!) turned...

Don't Pay Your Credit Card Debt!

James Altucher | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
James Altucher

My dad got off the phone and started crying. My mom yelled at him, "He didn't give it to you!" My dad had lent $2000 to S. and S. couldn't pay him ba...

4 Ways to Lower Your Credit Card Debt

Dustin Jacobs | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Dustin Jacobs

Many people use credit cards to build their credit but lose track of how much they're spending. Credit cards are a quick and easy fix when you want something and don't have the means for it. If you're swimming in credit card debt, these tips will help you get to dry land.

A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

Will the New FICO Scores Make It Easier for You to Open a Credit Card or Buy a Home?

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.14.2016 | Money

The Fair Isaac Corporation estimates that there are 53 million people in the U.S. who don't have a FICO score and the most recent scoring model shift is expected to impact about 15 million of them right away.

Your Credit Score: Updates You Should Know

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Do you know your FICO Score? With a new version of the leading credit scoring system released this past fall, it's even more important to understand how you're managing your credit.

38 Percent of Small Businesses Are Ignoring a Huge Liability Coming in October

Gene Marks | Posted 04.28.2015 | Small Business
Gene Marks

On October 1st, if a merchant doesn't accept a credit card with an EMV chip, and the transaction is fraudulent, then the merchant will be liable for the costs. So merchants need to act... now.

Credit Cards Need Chip and PIN Protection

Steve Pociask | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Steve Pociask

I agree with some of the new federal initiatives to prevent identity theft and protect consumers' privacy. But they can only do so much. The pressure is now on financial institutions to provide the most secure technology available.

How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Any presidential candidate should make the baby bond a central plank of their 2016 if they want to seriously address the problem of wealth inequality. Without such a proposal, wealth, and therefore political power will become increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Why a $95 Credit Card Annual Fee Can Be Worth It

MyBankTracker | Posted 02.02.2015 | Money

To be clear, when I'm saying "benefits," I'm not referring to the tons of rewards that you can earn. I'm talking about the perks that often come with pages of fine print -- which we never bother to read.

Gerry Smith

Why Credit Card Companies Couldn't Stop Hacks At Target And Home Depot | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology

While public outrage over recent data breaches has focused mostly on the retailers that were hacked, several security experts say the credit card indu...

Why Home Depot's Data Breach Is Worse Than You Think

Gene Marks | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In a slow economy. Big companies can absorb losses, establish reserves, raise prices. Small businesses, including mine, have less resources and flexibility. We are exposed -- more exposed to this problem than anyone else.

What Do You Know About Your Credit Card? | Posted 11.02.2014 | Money surveyed Facebook users ages 18 and older throughout the U.S. to find out exactly what they do and do not know about their cards. Shockingly, we found that most don't know the basics about their cards and are even making some crucial mistakes when it comes to credit.