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Big Data: He Knows What You’ve Been Buying (and He’s Not Santa)

When reports that healthcare providers and insurers track and analyze spending data surfaced last year, many people were shocked. Shocked because most of us don’t realize that personal data is constantly collected from many sources, with and without permission or knowledge. Shocked because we expect healthcare data to be protected by heavy-duty privacy laws. Using

Sealed with a Kiss: Actions Your Credit Score Loves

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a bit of advice: Take care of your long-standing relationships. This advice not only goes for personal and love relationships, but financial relationships, too. Specifically, we’re talking about the relationships you have with your financial obligations and their influence on your credit reports and credit scores. With the right amount

Credit Sesame’s Best Travel Credit Cards for 2015

Snow got you down? Dreaming of that warm beach? Now’s a great time to start planning your vacation this year with one of our top travel credit card picks. Find cards that have flexible redemption options for airline miles, hotel rewards or travel statement credit. Many have sign-up bonuses to start you on your way

Choosing the Best Credit Card for a Teenager

Many parents want to teach responsible money management to their kids, and that includes putting the right credit card into the child’s hands at the right time. Even for families that abhor debt, this is an essential exercise and one that takes years of preparatory lessons. A thorough understanding of credit and debit cards, along

Credit Sesame’s Best Average or Fair Credit Cards for 2015

Have fair or average credit? Need a credit card? Don’t worry, there are choices for you and we’ve put together a couple of our top picks. Credit cards in this range are typically for someone with a credit score of at least 550, although approvals can vary by an applicant’s credit profile and by an

Ask the Expert: Can I Get Credit With a Bad Credit Score?

After being laid off and struggling financially, a Credit Sesame reader writes in for advice on getting credit and qualifying for a loan with a bad credit score. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, answers.

7 Easy Ways to Save Money on Airfare

To keep airfare from eating up the majority of your travel budget on your next vacation, try one (or several) of these quick and easy tips.

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