How to Use Trade-in Programs to Get a New Smartphone (for Less!)

How to Use Trade-in Programs to Get a New Smartphone (for Less!)

The first iPhone came out in early 2007, and ever since, the annual race to upgrade your phone to the newest model has been on. But let's face it – that gets expensive. With today's launch of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8, you might be feeling the upgrade itch. So how can you get that new phone without breaking the bank? Trade-ins!

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The Best Beginner Credit Cards for 2017

The Best Beginner Credit Cards for 2017

If you've never had a credit card before, getting started with one can be pretty daunting for the beginner. Without any experience in the world of credit, how are you supposed to know where to start, or which card to apply for first?

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11 Easy Ways to Save Money While Saving the Planet

11 Easy Ways to Save Money While Saving the Planet

Here at Brad's Deals, we're all about finding ways to keep a little extra cash in your pocket, and it just so happens that going green often saves you green, too.

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Best Credit Cards for International Travel 2017

Best Credit Cards for International Travel 2017

As a full-time travel writer here at Brad's Deals, I'm constantly hopping beyond America's borders. Whether it's to fly in a new airline, stay at a new hotel, or experience a new culture, I need a credit card that can handle my international lifestyle without skipping a beat.

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7 Essential Tips for Buying Diamond Jewelry

7 Essential Tips for Buying Diamond Jewelry

Buying diamond jewelry – especially a diamond engagement ring – is often second to a house or a car as the biggest purchase a person makes in their lifetime. Because of this, it can be a really daunting process. After all, what kind of diamond should you be buying? What's the difference between something like a flawless solitaire and a slightly included princess cut? 

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Redeem Your Starwood Preferred Starpoints Like an Expert: A Comprehensive Guide

Redeem Your Starwood Preferred Starpoints Like an Expert: A Comprehensive Guide

It's no secret that Starwood Preferred Guest is one of the best hotel loyalty programs out there. With excellent hotel properties, powerful elite benefits and a versatile points currency, it's definitely one of my favorites. Now that Starwood is owned by Marriott, many of our readers might get the chance to stay at a Starwood property for the first time, because points and elite statuses now transfer between the two programs. So, let's dig into the Starwood (SPG) program's finer points, shall we?

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Buying Retro Game Systems is a Waste of Money. Here's How to Play the Classics for Free.

Buying Retro Game Systems is a Waste of Money. Here's How to Play the Classics for Free.

Did you get excited when Nintendo released the NES Classic Mini Console? A lot of people did. It sold out immediately, and it was nearly impossible to procure anywhere due to demand. People love nostalgia, but there are two very important reasons why you shouldn't buy this, or any other retro console. 

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How Much Does Whole30 Cost? Breaking Down the Price of Healthy Eating

How Much Does Whole30 Cost? Breaking Down the Price of Healthy Eating

When I began my Whole30 challenge, I knew I was going from a diet heavy on fast food and soda to one that was ultra-healthy but super restrictive. I had some bad habits to break. But I also understood that it was going to change my budget just as much as it would change my body. So I decided to track my food expenses and see if it was true that eating healthy was really more expensive.

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Got a 100k Avios Bonus With Your British Airways Card? Here's How to Spend It

Got a 100k Avios Bonus With Your British Airways Card? Here's How to Spend It

The Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card is currently offering up to 100,000 Avios for new cardholders. Here are the best ways for you to use those Avios around the world.

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Ham it Up! The Ultimate Guide to Easter Eating

Ham it Up! The Ultimate Guide to Easter Eating

It's common knowledge that no Easter celebration is complete without a juicy slice of ham. But this Easter marks the first time I'll have to cook my own, and if I want to get it right, I have a lot to learn.

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