When Does it Make Sense to Pay a Bill with a Credit Card?

Personal Finances

Credit cards and debit cards both offer incredible convenience. With just a quick swipe or a linked account, a payment can be instantly processed. It seems like a no-brainer to use that convenience for taking the hassle out of paying bills. But, is it a smart idea to pay monthly bills with a credit card or debit card? Choosing to …

How To Dispute And Pay For Large Medical Bills

Personal Finances

If you’re looking at astronomical medical bills, you might think there’s no choice but to pay thousands of dollars for your treatment. But, there is hope.  Here’s some advice on how to bring down the numbers on your medical bills.  Plus, tips on how to cover the remaining costs in six easy steps. Step 1: Review your bills. Typically, you’ll …

Where Is My Stimulus Check?

Personal Finances

Are you still waiting for your stimulus check? Many Americans who filed tax returns and used direct deposit for refunds already have theirs. Find out when yours is due! More than half of eligible Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payment, but tens of millions more are still waiting. We’ll let you in on when you can expect yours, …

How Should I Spend My Stimulus Check?

Personal Finances

The stimulus checks promised in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act are starting to land in checking accounts and mailboxes around the country. The $1,200 granted to most middle-class adults is a welcome relief during these financially trying times. Many recipients may be wondering: What is the best way to use this money? To help you determine …

How To Dispute An Error On Your Credit Report

Personal Finances

While it can be disconcerting to find a mistake in your credit report, the good news is you can contest errors like these and fix your score. As a financially responsible individual, you should be checking your credit on a regular basis. You can do this by signing up for free credit monitoring on a reputable website like CreditKarma.com, requesting …

What Does The Retail Apocalypse Mean For America?

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It’s become a familiar and depressing sight: the shuttered doors, the “Going Out of Business” signs, and the empty storefronts. And it’s not just happening to the mom-and-pop shops of our neighborhoods. In fact, dozens of major national brands we’ve grown up with are disappearing from the country’s retail landscape. What’s happening to the retail world in America? Is there …

How Men and Women Manage Money Differently

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Men and women look at shopping very differently. A study by the Wharton School of Business titled “Men Buy, Women Shop” found that women are more likely to view shopping as a recreational activity, while most men just want to get out of that store with their purchase as quickly as possible. Because of this, women notice and care about …

Thanksgiving Hacks To Save Time, Stress And Money

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Thanksgiving prep stressing you out? Wondering how you’re going to get everything done in time for the big day and stick to your budget at the same time? We’re here to help! Whether you’re traveling home for the holiday or hosting a houseful of guests, we’ve got you covered. Here are 15 clever Thanksgiving hacks to save you time, stress …

What To Buy And What To Skip This Black Friday

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It’s the bargain-hunters favorite season -or is it? Before you brave the crowds this Black Friday, take a few minutes to read through our list of what to buy and what to skip so you only come home with true bargains. Skip: Large home appliances While you may find markdowns on large household appliances, like dishwashers and refrigerators, on Black …