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Should You Co-Sign for Your College Kid’s Credit Card?

There are numerous financial decisions to contemplate when sending a child to college. Beyond crunching numbers to find the best financial aid package and filing the dreaded FAFSA (free application for Federal student aid) you have to determine what meal plan you should purchase and whether or not you should rent or buy books. Parents… Read More

11 Reasons Your Credit Card Might Be Declined

Have you ever stood at the cash register and tried to make a purchase, only to have the clerk hand you your card back and explain apologetically that the transaction was declined? It happens. Despite the embarrassment and inconvenience, the rejection is really meant to protect your account, and to protect the card issuer from… Read More

Financial Basics Every Teen Needs to Know

Right now, driving your son to sports practices and games, hounding him to do his homework, and reminding him that despite being in his late teens, he does have a curfew dominates your daily schedule. But even with the jam-packed schedule, it’s vital that you take the time to talk dollars and cents with your… Read More

Credit Sesame Wins Two Stevie Awards in The 2014 American Business Awards

We have exciting news to share with our Credit Sesame fans and followers! On Friday night, Credit Sesame took home not one, but TWO Stevie Awards in the 12th Annual American Business Awards! The 12th Annual American Business Awards announced Stevie® Award winners on Friday at its event focused on outstanding new products and services… Read More

5 Money Mistakes College Students Make

As the fall semester starts up for college students across the country, it brings a feeling of newness and possibility. Students often begin the school year with the best of financial intentions —”I’ll only use my credit card for true emergencies,” “Me? Spend my student loan money on beer? Never!” — but they sometimes veer off… Read More

Links We Love: Taking Charge of Your Retirement Fund at Any Age

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others around the web! This week we’re highlighting how to take charge of your retirement, what to do if your parents have NO retirement, practicing gratitude, unfair banking fees, three reasons why some of us suck with money, stupid beliefs even smart… Read More

Hackers Bypass Home Depot Debit Card PINs

Home Depot hasn’t really told us much about their data breach so far, and for that, I say shame on them. One of the few things they did share though, and quite categorically, is that no debit card PINs were exposed in the breach. That’s important, because that might not be good news either. If… Read More