Tips & Advice

Helping you make better personal finance decisions.

Trouble at airport

The Latest Hack: Your Air Miles

By: Team
Around the world people use their credit card’s rewards programs to accumulate not millions, but billions of dollars’ worth of air miles and points every year. Chances are you’ve accumulated some of these points... Read More...
Holiday travel

Holiday Travel Made Easier

By: Team
If you’re among the tens of millions of Americans travelling by air during the holiday season, then you’ve either bought a ticket or are sweating bullets because you’re waiting for whatever reason. There are many... Read More...
Millennials shopping

How To Shop Like A Millennial This Holiday Season

By: Team
Holiday shopping is here, and just like in years past we’re seeing old traditions fade away and new traditions come alive. The fact that fewer people, especially Millennials, are using retail stores is certainly not... Read More...
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Will Prospective Employers Check My Credit?

By: Team
If you saw your credit score tank after the recent recession, don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Many people experienced significant declines in their credit scores following the economic downturn. Still, you’re... Read More...
Black friday

Your 2016 Guide To Shopping Black Friday

By: Team
Black Friday is nearly upon us, and if you plan on shopping on the busiest retail day of the year then do yourself a favor and come prepared. If you’ve shopped on Black Friday in the past then you know that having an... Read More...
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Five Tips to Increase the Security of Mobile App Payments

By: Team
It seems that new stories regarding consumer data breaches explode in the media almost every week, from T-Mobile to Blue Cross Blue Shield and more.  These security compromises leave many mobile users asking, “Is it... Read More...
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When Should You Consult a Financial Advisor?

By: Team
Just landed your dream job? Bought your first home? Had a baby? Planning for retirement? All of these scenarios can be difficult to navigate on your own, but the good news is, you don't have too. Many people believe... Read More...
Thanksgiving dinner

How to Save Money on Groceries During the Holidays

By: Team
The year is flying by so quickly, and in just a couple of months, the holidays will be here. At this time of year is when families get together and enjoy multiple holiday dinners and events. The average family spends... Read More...
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6 Spending Mistakes You Need To Avoid Starting Today

By: Team
Learning how to manage your money is an essential financial skill that’s as important as the size of your salary. If you don’t master the art of money management, then the amount of money you earn each month is... Read More...
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10 Warning Signs You Might Be An Identity Theft Victim

By: Team
Theft has always been a common problem, but with the increase of technology and use of credit and debit cards, identity theft is more present than ever. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 17.6 million... Read More...
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Transitioning to Retirement - A Look at What You Need to Know

By: Team
Most people go their entire career thinking about retirement and just much how they will enjoy life when the time comes. But in order to truly appreciate all your years of hard work, it’s important to make sure... Read More...
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10 Most Affordable Places to Retire

By: Team
From sunny, tropical Florida to a historically significant city in Texas, America has plenty of cities that are quite inexpensive for retirees to settle and enjoy their golden years. Let’s take a look at the top 10... Read More...