How to Save Money Checking Out Online

April 16, 2013

One of the ways that many consumers save money on their purchases is through buying on the Internet. Many items can be found for less online, and that can be good for a consumer’s wallet. But you don’t have to rely solely on the lower online price for your savings. You can save even more when […]

10 Tools for Meeting Your Money Savings Goals

April 15, 2013

Are you looking for a way to boost your savings goals? Thanks to technology, there are plenty of tools out there that can help you reach your goals – no matter what you are trying to accomplish. Here are some tools that can help you meet your money savings goals: Mint: If you want to […]

Citi Prestige vs. American Express Platinum

April 12, 2013

High-end reward cards can make sense for regular people, not just high spending big shots. Despite their high annual fees, these cards can offer even more valuable rewards and benefits. The American Express Platinum card is one of the most popular luxury travel reward cards available, while Citi recently introduced its Prestige card to compete […]

American Express Blue Sky vs. Capital One VentureOne

April 11, 2013

There are lots of reward credit cards that allow cardholders to earn valuable points, miles, and cash back. Yet most of the products come with an annual fee that can start at around $50 and go up to several hundreds of dollars per year. But what if you are trying to maximize your credit card […]

How to Re-establish Your Credit After Bankruptcy

April 10, 2013

If you are recently out of bankruptcy you’re going to face challenges, one of which will be to re-establish your credit. You might think that once you file for bankruptcy you’ll never borrow money again, but the reality of life in the 21st Century is that you will need credit at some point. And rest […]

Retirement Plans Aren’t Where They Should Be – What Should You Do?

April 9, 2013

Personal finance blogs, financial media, and financial advisors are awash and plentiful in advice on how to build the biggest retirement portfolio possible. But despite the subject’s incredible popularity, real world application isn’t living up to the hype. The numbers on 401(k) plans – the cornerstone of self-directed retirement planning – are not encouraging. A […]

How to Buy a Car with Bad Credit and No Cosigner

April 8, 2013

Can you buy a car with bad credit and not have to use a cosigner? The answer is yes, however it is not nearly as clean and neat as buying a car with a conventional loan. You have to use your imagination, and prepare for a less comfortable situation. Here are some options: 1. The […]

Capital One Venture Rewards vs. Barclaycard Arrival

April 5, 2013

There has been an airline mileage backlash brewing for some time as carriers have made it near impossible to redeem their miles for awards seats at the lowest levels. This backlash extends from the skies right down to our wallets as credit card holders no longer see nearly as much value in airline mileage cards […]

Citi ThankYou Preferred Rewards vs. Chase Sapphire

April 4, 2013

There are two ways for a credit card issuer to construct a rewards program. One is to offer customers points or miles with a partner such as an airline or hotel chain. The other is to develop a proprietary program. Banks run these programs, issue points, and choose the options cardholders have to redeem their […]

What Investments are Tax Free?

April 3, 2013

What investments are tax free? Probably at least a few more than you think. Especially when you consider that where you have your money easily has the biggest impact on what is free of taxes and what is not. Let’s look at tax-free investments in the usual – and not so usual – places. 1. […]

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