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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

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

Loving Your Credit Card Beyond the Sign-Up Bonus

A credit card sign-up bonus can be a win-win situation for everyone involved. Or it can be a lure that traps the consumer in an expensive card. In days gone by, the offer was “two free round-trip tickets to anywhere we fly.” Now they might call it “50,000 free miles.” Either way, many credit card… Read More

The Home Depot Breach and What We Should All Do Next

If the Home Depot breach turns out to be as bad or worse than the Target breach, certain things will be unavoidable for the home improvement giant. But there are some things the company can do to help reduce the short and long term impact and cost. Americans are renowned and admired the world over… Read More

American Express and Discover Tie for First in Credit Card Satisfaction Ratings

J.D. Power just released it’s annual U.S. Credit Card Satisfaction Study and American Express and Discover are at the top of the list. American Express and Discover tie for first American Express and Discover tied for first place in consumer satisfaction ratings, with Chase a close third. Barclaycard, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Capital… Read More

How to Choose Your First Credit Card

Getting your first credit card is simultaneously a sign and a test of maturity. An exciting feeling of financial power comes with that little piece of plastic on which your name is embossed. This rite of passage empowers consumers of all ages who decide to foray into the universe of credit. Educate yourself A credit… Read More

4 Credit Card Traps College Students Fall For

Unfortunately, the first time many college students use a credit card is after they’ve moved out from mom and dad’s house. They’re told to use it only in times of emergency — but before long, it’s being swiped to pay for new clothes, concert tickets, and orders of chicken strips and tacos at 3 a.m…. Read More