Articles on Credit Cards

Credit Card Habits to Start in the New Year

December 16, 2015 Tens of millions of Americans use their credit cards each day, but many of them aren’t using them as strategically as possible. The New Year is an optimal time to start using your credit card more effectively to save money, climb out of debt, and...

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5 U.S. Companies Who Help Pay for College Tuition

December 11, 2015 With colleges across the country raising tuition at an alarming rate, a first-rate college education is no longer within the reach of millions of young Americans. Fortunately, some of America’s largest corporations are picking up the slack...

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5 Best Places To Spend New Year’s Eve

December 06, 2015 There’s no better way to finish your holiday season than attending a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration. With cities across the United States offering unique festivities suited for adults and families of all ages, there’s definitely something...

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6 Financial Moves to End the Year Successfully

December 02, 2015 With the New Year quickly approaching, it’s not too late to end 2016 on a strong note. Time flies, but you still have the ability to organize your personal finances and move into the coming year in a position of financial strength. Here are 6...

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Nontraditional Ways of Saving for Retirement

December 01, 2015 When most Americans talk about saving for retirement, the discussion usually revolves around traditional retirement funds such as 401(k)s and IRAs. While this is definitely a great place to start researching and strategizing, the reality is that...

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Frugal Shopping Myths Debunked

November 30, 2015 Millions of consumers are aiming to save as much money as possible when they go shopping, but a lot of the advice circling around isn’t completely accurate. If you’re a budget shopper and hoping to maximize your savings, make sure to...

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5 Retirement Money Wasters that Seniors should Avoid

November 21, 2015 For most retirees, the cost of living drops once you decide to retire – you no longer need to invest in office attire or spend money commuting to work, you’re no longer supporting children or paying for education costs (hopefully!) and you can...

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How to Stick To Your Holiday Budget

November 15, 2015 Can you believe this year is almost over? The Holidays are right around the corner, I hope your bank account is prepared! Last year the average person spent a little over $800 during the holiday season. Since your paycheck doesn't increase...

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5 Lessons to Teach your Kids about Retirement

November 13, 2015 One of the unfortunate realities surrounding retirement in the United States is that many people spend more years in the workforce than they had anticipated since they didn’t save adequately for their retirements. This post is about making sure...

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5 Credit Card Tips for International Travel

November 01, 2015 Using your credit card while traveling abroad requires planning and forethought in order to avoid high fees, fraudulent charges, and other challenges that may come your way. In this post, we’ll break down all of the strategizing into five,...

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Emergency Funds: Why You Need To Start Saving

October 27, 2015 One of the few certainties in life is that unexpected events are bound to occur, and it’s critical that you’re not caught off guard when they do. In this respect, having an emergency fund is imperative so that you don’t spiral into crippling debt...

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Top 5 Personal Finance Tips for Managing your Money

October 22, 2015 While many Americans associate financial wellbeing purely with the size of their paycheck, the reality is that having financial stability is mostly about what you do after earning your money. The difference between a consumer who is financially...

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How To Fly For Free With An Air Miles Credit Card

October 18, 2015 With the rising price of airline fuel, many Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase flights or go on family vacations. Fortunately, even if you don’t have hundreds of spare dollars lying around, there are strategies you can...

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America’s Best and Worst Domestic Airlines

October 18, 2015 With the Bureau of Transportation Statistics reporting that  679 million total passengers flew on U.S. flights in the past year alone, it’s safe to say that flying has never been more popular. The good news is that not only are more...

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7 Great Part-Time Jobs For Retirees

October 17, 2015 The 21st century has brought many changes in the characteristics of those retiring.  Whereas retirement used to be seen as the time you left the work force for good, this is no longer the case. Bank of America Merrill Lynch in partnership with...

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5 Tips On How To Travel Around The World For Less

October 17, 2015 World travel is incredibly exciting, but for most people, it remains the stuff of dreams. The one thing that prevents most people from even attempting to travel is money. What if you were able to travel the world and not break the bank? Well, it...

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5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your 40s

October 15, 2015 Each stage in life brings a new wave of financial responsibilities that cannot afford to be ignored. If you live your 40s the same way that you did in your 20's, with no real financial plan, then you’re bound for serious trouble ahead. Here are...

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4 Credit Mistakes to Avoid

October 13, 2015 Naturally, you want a high credit score.  However, you might not be aware of some of the mistakes you’re making that could be negatively impacting your credit.  Read on to learn about 4 common credit errors you’ll want to...

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