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Why the Economy is Still Not Better for You, Even Though the Recession Has Ended

It’s been so many years of news reports saying the economy is steadily getting better. But, are you still loaded with credit card debt you can’t budge? Are you stuck at the same low-paying job, or worse, only working part-time with no benefits and with no foreseeable new opportunities where you live? Have you been

The Struggle is Real: Gen Xers Juggle Student Loan Burden from Kids, as Well as Their Own

Generation X (those who are now aged 37 to 50) is often called the sandwich generation because they are growing their families while caring for their aging parents at the same time. But I’m going to call baloney on another sandwich this generation is forced to eat. More than any other generation, they are still

Top 10 Safest Austin Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating

  Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” and we fully expect the city to live up to that promise this Halloween. The young (and young-at-heart) in Austin, like most of the rest of the country, will soon perform that modern annual rite of passage we call trick-or-treating. Spoiler alert! We decided to reveal the best

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.

Why Do I Have So Many Different Credit Scores?

After getting inaccurate and conflicting information a reader wrote in looking for clarification and an accurate answer about why we have so many different credit scores. John Ulzheimer, credit expert for Credit Sesame, explains. “John, I’m confused about why I seem to be getting different credit scores from different sources.  I was able to get

100 Cities in 100 Days: Raising Awareness About Identity Theft, Cybersecurity & Privacy

We now live in a world consumed by digital dangers. Threats are everywhere— from our cyber safety, to our identity, to our privacy. Data breaches continue to expose our most sensitive information to the most dangerous criminals. Experts say that privacy is now a thing of the past, that hackers are unstoppable and that in

Credit Sesame’s Best Travel Credit Cards for 2016

Summer blues got you down? A vacation could be just the escape you need, without breaking the bank! Rewards cards can help make your dream vacation a reality, so look through our top travel credit card picks. Find a card that is a fit for you, for example, that has flexible redemption options for airline

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