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Set Aside $1,000 in an Emergency Fund. Now

Set Aside $1,000 in an Emergency Fund. Now

Tweet This is a guest post by FWP. FWP from the Financial Wellness Project shares her stories, lessons, and progress reports as she attempts to get a handle on her finances and make sense of money while still living a ‘rich’, enjoyable life. Please consider visiting and subscribing to the Financial Wellness Project and share […]

Lending Club is Now Open to Lenders Again After Completing SEC Registration

Lending Club is Now Open to Lenders Again After Completing SEC Registration

Tweet If you follow the peer-to-peer lending arena, you might recall that back in April, Lending Club closed to new lenders as they began the SEC registration process. There was a lot of discussion and speculation regarding this move, but as of now, Lending Club has completed the registration process and is now open for […]

Children Are Becoming Prime Identity Theft Targets – How to Protect Your Child’s Credit History

Children Are Becoming Prime Identity Theft Targets – How to Protect Your Child’s Credit History

Tweet We’ve all heard about the precautions we should take to protect our own credit, but now that may not be enough. An increasing trend is for identity thieves to seek out the social security numbers and identifying information of children. This creates a unique problem since most parents wouldn’t even think to pull their […]

Hackers Steal 40 Million Credit and Debit Card Numbers – Has Your Number Been Stolen? Store List

Hackers Steal 40 Million Credit and Debit Card Numbers – Has Your Number Been Stolen? Store List

Tweet Even If You Practice Safe Credit and Debit Shopping Habits, You Could Still be a Target of Fraud Today, 11 people were indicted for stealing more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers. The 11 people were part of a crime ring that spanned across the globe. Three people were from the United […]

The Connection Between Your Brain and Credit Card Debt

The Connection Between Your Brain and Credit Card Debt

Tweet This is a guest post from Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil. Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil has been an internationally acclaimed relationship therapist for thirty years. New York magazine named her one of the city’s top therapists and Psychology Today named her one of America’s best therapists. Her most recent book, Financial Infidelity, is available on […]

Treat ‘em Mean, Keep ‘em Keen: Making Your Creditors Work for You

Treat ‘em Mean, Keep ‘em Keen: Making Your Creditors Work for You

Tweet This is a guest post from Jonathan Leane from Master Your Card. Jonathan is a poor college student fighting to stay one step ahead of his loan repayments. Be sure to check out the site or subscribe to the RSS feed so you can learn to master your card. It was but several years […]

Credit Card Alerts: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Credit Card Alerts: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Tweet While I’m away for the week on business I have some guest authors filling the void. Today’s topic is brought to you by Ben over at Money Smart Life. Money Smart Life is about living today and investing for tomorrow. Ben always has great new content that is worth checking out and one of […]

Do You Know if Your Credit Card Uses The Dual-Cycle or Average Daily Balance Calculation?

Do You Know if Your Credit Card Uses The Dual-Cycle or Average Daily Balance Calculation?

Tweet More and more cards are switching to average daily balance calculations but there are still quite a few cards out there that may be using the dated dual-cycle interest calculation which means if you carry any type of balance on your card it could prove costly. So, what is the difference in these calculations […]

Understanding the Fine Print of a Loan Can Save You Money and Grief

Understanding the Fine Print of a Loan Can Save You Money and Grief

Tweet If you have ever obtained a mortgage to buy a house or borrowed money to buy a car you are very familiar with the mountain of paperwork that can be required during this process. Most people simply don’t have the time to sit there and read all of the fine print and others actually […]

How Do You Feel About Bank of America Offering Credit Cards to Illegal Immigrants?

How Do You Feel About Bank of America Offering Credit Cards to Illegal Immigrants?

Tweet Bank of America is expanding a program that allows individuals with no credit history or even a social security number, many of which are illegal immigrants, to obtain a credit card. In the past few years banks started to allow these individuals to open checking accounts and even obtain mortgages, but now the first […]