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The Shocking Cost Differences: How Much Would I Save If I Moved from San Francisco to Barcelona?

I moved to San Francisco four years ago, and I’m fairly certain I won’t last another two. Not only are there few places to put roots down, but the Bay Area is hell bent on setting world records for the cost of living. I’ll save you the stats and figures, but residents and natives alike

Top 10 Cities That Have Mastered the Art of Avoiding Credit Card Debt

Credit cards can be a handy way to pay for things but they can also land you in a deep debt hole. As of June 2016, the Federal Reserve puts the total credit card bill in the U.S. at a cool $960.8 billion and counting. Among Credit Sesame members, the numbers on credit card debt

The Reason Why People Avoid Checking Their Credit Scores

Looking at your credit score can be a lot like going to the gym — something most people know they should do, but far fewer actually do. Credit Sesame research shows that members who have lower credit scores and more debt are less likely to log in to their accounts than those with higher credit

A Breakdown of Millennial Debt & What the Numbers Look Like Now

Millennials. There’s never a shortage of hearing about them in the media — whether it’s questioning their work ethic and the negative stereotypes of the “spoiled Millennial,” how many still live at home, don’t use credit cards, or trust banks, Gen Y has been a topic of obsession and fascination. One glaring hardship Millennials face

Men vs. Women: Who’s More Willing to Go Into Debt to Pay for a Getaway

Ah, summer vacation. For some people, that dream destination involves a sandy beach. For others, it’s a bustling city. You might prefer a classic American road trip or a flight overseas. Whatever the case, the challenge for most of us isn’t planning what we’ll do when we get there or how we’ll kick back and

Credit Sesame Survey: Are People Willing to Fund Vacations Using Only Credit Cards?

We know that many busy Americans make an effort to squeeze in a vacation during the summer months of June, July, and August. What we don’t know is how they’ll fund it. Cash from savings? Credit cards? Personal loans? How important is that next trip to those who want to travel over the summer? Are

How to Pay for Car Repairs If You Don’t Have an Emergency Fund

It’s not rocket science to know that having money saved for a rainy day is smart. We love to encourage people to build an emergency savings fund to prepare for the unexpected. As The Atlantic recently featured, the reality for many people is that saving hundreds or thousands of dollars is a struggle. Expensive calamities

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