Upcoming Interest Rate Hike: 11 Moves to Make & Ways to Stay Unaffected

Rising interest rates can be a one-two punch to your bottom dollar. Not only do you have to keep paying back the debt you’ve accrued, but you have to do so while getting hit with higher interest charges as well. While we won’t know until later this month if the Federal Reserve is going to

I’m a Credit Card Junkie: Here’s How I Avoid Getting Jipped in Social Settings

I use my Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card to pay for everything — yes, everything — in order to rack up points. Yesterday, for instance, I grabbed coffee with a friend and pulled out my plastic to buy a $1.50 cup of Joe. I avoid restaurants and gas stations that are “cash only,” and I’m

11 Sly Ways Good Credit Will Tempt You Into Bad Debt

Have an excellent credit score? That’s great, but don’t go cueing up the Rocky theme song as your personal soundtrack or crowning yourself a credit master. Credit scores that fall in the good to excellent range means you’re paying bills on time and keeping your credit utilization (the percentage of your available credit that you’ve

Co-Signing Dangers: Why You Should Think Twice Before Co-Signing a Loan

If you’re like most, when you hear of a family member or friend having money difficulties, you want to provide help. In some instances, that assistance doesn’t have to come in the form of cash; you can aid someone financially by co-signing with them on a loan. Unfortunately, this act of goodwill (which allows someone

The Pros and Cons of Cash-Back Credit Cards

While Jimmy Fallon has presented the pros and cons of joining Ello dating Britney Spears, and watching Game of Thrones he’s yet to “weigh the good with the bad” when it comes to cash-back credit cards on The Tonight Show. But with the holidays rapidly approaching, you’re thinking that this type of plastic might be good

What’s the Difference Between Prepaid Cards and Secured Cards?

People often confuse prepaid cards with secured credit cards but depending on your reasons for opening one of these cards, the differences can mean making the right choice — or the wrong one.

The Secrets to Crowdfunding Your Student Loan Debt

Do you remember the story from last year about the guy with a crowdfunding campaign that was raising money to make potato salad? It sounds crazy, almost 7,000 people participated in his Kickstarter project, raising more than $55,000. While crowdfunding sites still have their fair share of (ahem) unique fundraising requests, some twentysomethings are using

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