How to Perform a Financial Checkup on Yourself

May 31, 2013

I could hardly believe it when I looked at the calendar and realized that the year is halfway over. This time of year is a perfect time for performing a financial checkup on yourself. A financial checkup can help you pinpoint problems with your finances, and recognize issues that need attention. As you perform a […]

6 Apps to Save You Time, Stress, and Money While Traveling

May 30, 2013

Decades ago, our parents would spend hours flipping through those tourist guides or driving up and down the street looking for certain things on vacation like a place to eat or a bathroom. As technology has advanced, things have gotten so easy, that you have more information at the tip of your finger than you […]

Are You Financially Ready for Moving?

May 29, 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot about moving lately. My sister’s family is preparing for a cross-country move, and I wonder if I’ll be moving sometime soon. My husband is getting tired of being an adjunct professor, and he’s getting serious about applying for jobs at other universities. As a result of this new reality, I […]

BankAmericard Cash Rewards vs. American Express Blue Cash Everyday

May 28, 2013

Some people prefer credit cards that offer travel rewards, but others still prefer to receive cash back from their spending. And while some credit cards compete with each other to offer the highest rates of cash back on all purchases, others feature bonus categories of spending that allow cardholders to earn more than the nominal […]

Capital One Cash vs Barclaycard Rewards

May 27, 2013

Despite all the credit cards that offer award flights and hotel stays, many credit card users still prefer cash. These cardholders may not spend enough money to earn a free ticket very often, they may be tired of airline credit cards, or they may not be interested in traveling at all. Fortunately, there are many […]

PenFed Promise vs. Barclaycard Ring

May 24, 2013

There is no getting around the unfortunate fact that the majority of American credit card users have debt. All the studies I have found indicate that between one half and two thirds of all credit card users carry a balance each month, and pay interest on their charges. And as unsecured loans with interest that […]

Chase Slate Vs. Citi Simplicity

May 23, 2013

Choosing the right credit card can be a tricky game. Banks seem to enjoy highlighting their cards’ best features, and burying terms that penalize cardholders. But as consumers and regulators have caught on to this game, the banks have started to compete for new customers by offering simpler cards with fewer fees. The Chase Slate […]

How to Budget When Having a Baby

May 22, 2013

Becoming a parent for the first time is thrilling and terrifying on several fronts, not the least of which is budgeting. You know having a baby is going to cost you dearly in the wallet, but how much? Should you set aside $50 per month for diapers and other regular expenses? Should you anticipate dropping […]

Are Target Date Funds Worthy of Your Portfolio?

May 21, 2013

If you have looked at your 401(k) investment options recently, chances are you have noticed a list of funds that all have similar names with the exception of a year at the end of each. These “Target Date” funds were built as an all encompassing investment to help you plan for your retirement all in […]

Free Resume Tools for the Unemployed

May 20, 2013

When you lose your job, the first thing you need to do is update your resume. While it’s better if you update your resume periodically, even during your employment, sometimes a job loss catches you by surprise and you aren’t ready. If you are trying to figure out how to best update your resume, you’ll […]

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