Personal Finance

What Are The Most Common Credit Report Errors? And How Do I Fix Them?

The Federal Trade Commission's findings on credit card report errors is abysmal--nearly one in four people have some sort of error on their credit report. So, what are the most common errors? And if you find one, how do you go about fixing it?

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How to Negotiate Your Rent

If you're a seasoned renter like myself, you've (perhaps literally) been around the block a few times when it comes to seemingly unfair rent prices. Maybe the end of your lease is approaching, and you've just been informed that your rent will go up if you decide to re-sign. Or maybe you're making a move to the other side of town, and the place you've got your heart set on is just a tad overpriced.

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Does my Credit Card Give Me Car Rental Insurance?

With the summer travel season fast approaching, we know many of you will be hopping in your cars to enjoy the national parks, take a tour of our nation's many great cities, or at least to see friends and family. A question I often get from readers and friends is, "Does my credit card give me rental insurance?" Well, here's your answer!

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An Essential Guide to Selling Your Stuff Online

Spring has sprung, which means it's officially Spring cleaning season. But wait! Before you toss all your unwanted junk in the dumpster, give it a second look. If one man's trash is another's treasure, you just might be sitting on a gold mine.

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5 Money-Saving Hacks for Wedding Guests

Ah, the sweet smell of spring! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and oh, what's that? I have three weddings to attend this year? Cue the sweet sound of my savings account drying up faster than a California puddle. 

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Student Discounts: 40+ Stores Offering Discounts for College Students

Isn't it funny that some of our happiest, most exciting, and carefree years--our college years--are also some of our poorest? 

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5 Budgeting Apps to Keep You in the Black

Making a budget is easy, but sticking with it? Not so simple.

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How to Spend Your Tax Refund (The Right Way)

Getting your tax refund might feel like a big windfall, but if you don't have a solid plan for that money, it can disappear in the blink of an eye. 

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Should You Pay Your Taxes with a Credit Card?

By now you have either filed or are in the process of getting ready to file your taxes. The lucky ones will end up getting a refund from the IRS, but some people will end up owing money come April 15th.

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Costco Makes the Switch from Amex to Citi in 2016

We learned last month that Costco will switch away from their exclusive partnership with American Express.  Today, we learned that Citi will be taking over the relationship, and Visa will now be the only card accepted at the store.

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