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Your 2014 End of Year Credit Checklist

It’s the end of the year and you’re probably focused on Christmas shopping, New Years Eve plans, and where your family is going to stay when they’re in town visiting. But, among all of the holiday chaos it’s important to recognize that you may have a few more things to do before year’s end to

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have to Earn a High Credit Score?

If you’re like millions of other consumers who spent time shopping at a mall in the past few weeks then you may have opened new retail store credit cards. The temptation to save a few bucks on your holiday shopping is almost too difficult to resist. Now that you’ve added to the inventory of credit

The Secret to Smoother Holiday Travel

While generosity is at its peak around the holidays, this time of year also brings out the worst in people. For those of us traveling, there’s crowded airports, unexpected snowstorms, a sub-compact waiting for us at the rental counter instead of an SUV — the list goes on. But fortunately, one small piece of plastic

Top Five Ways to Protect Your Credit and Finances This Holiday Season

We’re just a few days away from Black Friday, a time when people seem to lose their minds and try their best to outspend the first 47 weeks of the year. This year will be no different as we’re projected to outspend last year’s holiday season. Still, there are ways to spend your hard earned

Credit Sesame’s Top Credit Card Picks for the Holiday Shopping Season

The busiest shopping season of the year kicks off this week with Black Friday, and for most of us that means spending more than we normally would on our credit cards at any other time throughout the year. But it also means rewards — credit card rewards— and potentially, lots of them. Used wisely, there

Links We Love: Smart Tips to Take the Stress Out of Thanksgiving Travel

Taking a look at the best personal finance tips and advice from others around the web! This week, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re highlighting smart tips to take the stress out of Thanksgiving travel, why that Black Friday sale might not be such a great deal after all, and ten DIY gifts you can make

How to Avoid the Holiday Spending Hangover

This holiday season, the average household is expected to spend $684. While that’s a decrease of $51 from last year, it’s still a hefty expense for people to absorb during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since eating super-cheap PB&J for every meal isn’t really an option, you need to find some strategies to avoid