Month: August 2014

College Students Still Face Crippling Credit Card Rates

Credit card lenders around the country are beginning to salivate as college students head to campus — though not as enthusiastically as they once did. Young adults used to be a powerful debt-generating machine, and banks took full advantage. Then

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Frugal Find Friday: Paperless Post

To most of you it’s 2014, but to me it’s the year of weddings. I’ve been invited to five his year, with the privilege of being the Maid of Honor to my best friend in one. Since May, I’ve witnessed

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Leaving a Job? Here’s How to Rollover a 401(k)

Back in April I took a big career leap and left my steady desk job for the thrill of joining a start-up – where I still have a desk and a steady paycheck, but you know what I mean.  I

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using a Credit Card

I recently had a conversation with someone near and dear to me about credit cards. The conversation started innocently enough when I asked how using her first credit card was going? She flippantly mentioned she’d paid the minimums and I

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FICO Score Changes Could Help Millions of Americans

Two months ago, I sat across a table from a woman on the verge of tears. As she clenched her jaw and cast her eyes towards the ground, she disclosed her overwhelming financial situation. An unexpected medical expense depleted her

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5 Credit Card Myths Hurting Your Wallet and Credit Score

Thus far I haven’t re-posted any of my articles that I’ve been writing over at MagnifyMoney.com, but I feel very strongly that this one needs as many eyeballs as possible!! Credit cards, like any financial product, seem to create a

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