Times change quickly, and as a result, many of us are still holding onto (and paying for!) antiqued household items and services that we no longer need.
Isn't it funny that some of our happiest, most exciting, and carefree years--our college years--are also some of our poorest? In honor of National Student Discount Day (it's a thing, and it's today!), we put together a list of 70-plus discounts for starving college students.
Unless you're a robot, you probably don't have a perfect budget. Nor should you. What fun is it to go through life like a walking spreadsheet, never doing anything spontaneous or splurging a little?
"Buy used" is probably the most popular advice given to someone looking to save money, and it's not bad advice—most of the time.
Here is a current list of our top five favorite credit card signup bonus offers. Consider all of of these to be highly recommended. If you’re new, I realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, but if you are diligent about paying your bills on time and in full, the rewards are endless.
Make a purchase at a major retailer, and chances are the person checking you out is going to ask whether you want to sign up for a store-branded credit card. Usually signup comes with some discounts, like an across-the-board percentage off or rewards points, but are these cards actually a good deal?
Traveling comes with risks. Your flight could be delayed for mechanical reasons, inclement weather could ground every flight at the airport, and your hotel could shut down due to a hurricane. How many times have you opted out of spending a few bucks on travel insurance, sure you won't need it? Sadly, sometimes you will.
The American Express Platinum Card was once "the" travel charge card, as the first premium card on the scene. But lately, American Express has faced more competition from other card issuers, and as a result, the Platinum American Express card has gotten even better! The card is chock full of prestige and benefits, but weighed down by the hefty $550 annual fee. If you consider $550/year a deal breaker for you, we're asking you to reconsider.
Everyone needs to eat, and unless you have unlimited money to shell out at restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, groceries are an unavoidable weekly expense. For gourmands and families alike, grocery bills can add up fast. Luckily, there are a number of credit cards available to you that get you up to 6% cash back at grocery stores.
Everyone loves flying first class and staying in lavish hotel suites, but unless you have endless cash on hand, these things can be hard for the average person to swing. Luckily, there are ways to hack your way to a luxurious getaway without having to pay a cent out of pocket. Gain elite status by signing up for the right credit cards, and you'll increase your chance for upgrades and freebies by a mile.