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Articles in December 2017

  1. Prevent Holiday Debt By Preparing for Christmas 2018 Now

    Prevent Holiday Debt By Preparing for Christmas 2018 Now

    Going into debt for the holidays can be an expensive mistake. Many people take months to pay off their debt; some are still making payments on their credit cards a year later. Thanks to interest charges, you could end up paying hundreds or even thousands more than you originally spent.

  2. 5 Best Rewards Cards for Your Massive Daycare Bill

    5 Best Rewards Cards for Your Massive Daycare Bill

    If you’re looking for ways to rack up rewards through regular spending, why not take a look at your daycare bill? You’re probably paying a lot for care, so it makes sense to look for ways to benefit. Provided you can pay your daycare bill with a credit card every month (and pay it off), this strategy could help you rack up a ton of rewards with little effort on your part.

  3. 5 Overlooked Tax Benefits for Millennials

    5 Overlooked Tax Benefits for Millennials

    As a recent graduate, making ends meet can be tough. Between rent, student loan payments, and utilities, there’s not much left over for anything else. The idea of owing the government even more during tax season can be terrifying.

  4. Uber Visa Review

    Uber Visa Review

    In the last ten years, the introduction of ride-sharing has led to a complete revolution in both personal and business travel. This industry has been led by Uber, which now has more revenue than the entire U.S. rental car industry combined. The new Uber Visa card from Barclaycard offers some of the most valuable rewards available from any card.

  5. Best Financing Offers For Coping With Holiday Debt

    Best Financing Offers For Coping With Holiday Debt

    Every year, the holiday season comes and goes. It starts with the flurry of retail sales that surround gift buying as well as the increased personal consumption triggered by the best deals of the year. But for many Americans, the holiday season ends with new debts and rising interest charges.

  6. 5 Money Lessons Your Teenager Can Learn with a Credit Card

    5 Money Lessons Your Teenager Can Learn with a Credit Card

    While there are many ways to learn life’s important lessons, one of the best ways to learn is by doing – or through old fashioned trial and error. You can tell your kids how to fish, but they’ll become better fisherman by baiting their own lines and strategizing ways to get fish to bite.

  7. New Year’s Resolution: How to Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund

    New Year’s Resolution: How to Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund

    If a sudden car repair or medical bill would send you scrambling, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all Americans could not come up with $400 in an emergency. If that’s you, too, a single unexpected expense could deplete your bank account. To make ends meet, you might have to turn to credit cards or payday loans.

  8. Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card Review

    Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card Review

    The new Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card falls into the latter category, offering different levels of rewards for different purchases. Fortunately, the rewards are lucrative – especially in certain categories – and there’s no annual fee. The fact this card offers a signup bonus is just icing on the cake.

  9. Joint Finances: How Sharing Money Can Bring Couples Closer

    Joint Finances: How Sharing Money Can Bring Couples Closer

    There’s a reason the divorce rate hovers around 40 to 50 percent at any given time. Marriage is hard, and it often comes with issues you can’t foresee. You marry “in sickness and in health” and “for rich or for poor,” but that doesn’t mean you actually expect the worst-case scenario to happen. And when life gives you lemons, divorce is often the easiest way out.

  10. How to Choose a Plan on Healthcare.gov in 4 Easy Steps

    How to Choose a Plan on Healthcare.gov in 4 Easy Steps

    If you’re struggling to pay your bills, an expensive health insurance policy is probably last on your list of priorities. But, you may not be able to afford to go without insurance. Medical debt is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy. A single car accident or medical emergency can wipe out your savings.

  11. How a Balance Transfer Can Help You Pay Off Holiday Debt

    How a Balance Transfer Can Help You Pay Off Holiday Debt

    If you belong to the majority who use credit cards to finance the holidays, high interest rates and low minimum payments can make it hard to get rid of your debt. Interest rates can cause your balance to balloon quickly and, if you only pay the minimum, it can take years to pay off your credit card debt in full.


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