Personal Finance

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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8 Surprising Things You Can Pay for With Your HSA

If you have an Healthcare Savings Account, you probably know the basics: the money you put into it is tax-deductible, rolls over from year to year, belongs to you even if you lose your job, and can be used to pay for routine medical expenses like co-pays and prescription medicine.

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Where to Do Your Taxes: An Exhaustive Guide

Whenever tax season rolls around, I have to come to terms with the fact that I've completely forgotten how to file. It doesn't matter how many years in a row I've successfully figured it out, or how much research I did the year before. Every year, without fail, I get my tax documents in the mail and suddenly realize I have no idea what to do with them. 

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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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Got Scammed? Here's How to Get a Credit Card Refund

Ever made the mistake of buying something from a sham website or retailer? Maybe you bought something online that never made it in the mail, or maybe it did come, but it wasn't what you ordered. How do you get your money back when the company you ordered from isn't being cooperative?

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Tired of Earning Points? Stop Global Warming with This Eco-Friendly Credit Card

Usually when I write about credit cards here on Brad's Deals, I'm advising you on how best to maximize your points and miles earned from your spending for exotic trips and weekend getaways.

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3 Self-Improvement Services that Succeed When You Don't

It's 2015, and if you have a problem, you can bet there's a service that'll claim to fix you up--for a nominal fee, of course. Want to get in shape? Join a cheap gym! Need to lose weight? Sign up for a weight loss service! Single and hating it? That's what dating sites are for!

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Getting Your Financial House in Order in 2015

It's a new year, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about your financial security in 2015.  If you have debt, the new year is the time to reign it in.  If you are fortunate enough to have remained debt-free, where should you be putting your extra money?  This article should help guide you to be more financially free in 2015!

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Pick Up Your Tax Refund in Cash at Walmart!

Are you ready for tax season? Walmart is.

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How To Invest $100

Many people ask me what the best way to use their spare money is.  What stock should I buy? Should I invest in real estate?  Well, for those of us that don't have thousands of dollars sitting idle in a bank somewhere foreign, here's my recommendations on how to invest you $100 in the best way possible.

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