Category Archives: Shopping

Big purchase financing alternatives are popular but pricey

Kelly Dilworth

As more millennials buy new homes and furnish rented apartments, it seems as if there are more options than ever these days for financing those first sofas and new appliances – even if you don’t have a traditional credit score.…
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Are preschoolers too young to learn about money? Experts say no

Kelly Dilworth

How young is too young to start talking with your kids about money? That’s a question I’ve been thinking about lately now that my 3-year-old has started to show more interest in the contents of my wallet. As it turns…
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Traveling? Tell your card issuer, basketball incident illustrates

John Egan

If you fail to notify your credit card issuer when you’re planning overseas travel, you may be courting disaster. A high-profile international basketball incident that grabbed the attention of President Donald Trump proves that. In November 2017, three UCLA basketball…
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3 simple steps to maximize your points for family travel

Lyn Mettler
3 simple steps to maximize your points for family travel

When it comes to travel, my family is all about getting as much as possible for free – and using the simplest methods to do it. How do we do it? A huge part is to have a strategy in…
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5 tools I’m using to up my credit cards ‘rewards game’

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Once you dive into the credit cards rewards game, you start finding ways to score savings almost everywhere. Here are five tools I began to use during my first year scoring cash back by using credit cards – and how much I…
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