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Weddings are the worst and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: approximately 4,154,000

That’s how many people are subjected to a great stress-inducing horror each year. And I am sad to admit that this year, I am one of them. More than 4 million people get married in the U.S. each year, and I am here to tell you, it’s a nightmare that costs a salary’s-worth of money. For those of you planning for your trendy fall wedding, here are some reasons to put that $45 per slice cake on your credit card. But if you want my advice? Take those miles you have saved up and elope.


This week

These are the things to look forward to this week.

Are you ready for some football?: It has probably taken over your weekends. Or if you’re really devoted, your every waking minute. But like it or not, football is here. And who doesn’t want free tickets, travel, jerseys, food and, let’s be honest, copious amounts of beer, all to support (or mourn) your team? Because it turns out, your fandom gets pricey. If you’re feeling particularly rabid though, you can book a trip with these tips to Dallas, to see your favorite team lose to my Cowboys. Yeah, I said it (and I will probably regret it).

Beer o’clock:  Oktoberfest began in Germany this weekend, but if you can’t make it to Munich, I have a few tips on how to celebrate from the comfort of your own home.



What you might have missed last week.

Equi-hacked:  The chances your credit card or Social Security number are for sale somewhere in the depths of the internet are about as good as your coin toss call after Equifax announced a huge data breach last week. If you didn’t know that, here are some questions you probably didn’t know you should be asking.


Tangled in the web

Here are things from around the internet that the staff are reading.

China + credit cards = luv 4eva. –Wall Street Journal

Americans + borrowing money = record numbers. –NPR

Your wine-drunk wife is going to love this: Target is slashing prices. –CNBC


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Like us on Facebook while you’re drunk scrolling in honor of Oktoberfest. (Yes, there’s an easy button for that as well.)

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