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Links We Love: 44 Ways to Make More Money

Taking a look at the best personal finance news, tips and advice from others on the web! This week we’re highlighting ways to make more money—44 of them!, the only excuse you need for a frugal wedding, why you should consider an IRS payment plan before paying you taxes with a credit card, the seven

How Long Does It Take To Rebuild Your Credit?

How long does it take to rebuild your credit? The answer, you’ll find, depends greatly on what went wrong. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for CreditSesame, explains and shares the various timeframes you can expect depending on your individual situation.

6 Ways to Pay Off Lingering Post-Holiday Credit Card Debt

Unfortunately, you’ve got more hanging around from the holidays than just a pesky five pounds and a brown evergreen wreath that you keep forgetting to take down from your front door. You went “a little” overboard buying gifts for people — and you have a mountain of credit card debt, along with a 14 percent interest rate,

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

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