Tag Archives: overspending

As credit card rewards increase, so do the risks for cardholders

Kelly Dilworth

Credit card offers have become so generous lately it often feels as if we’re living in a golden age for card rewards. If you’ve got good credit and can afford to drop more than a thousand dollars a month on…
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4 tips to avoid overspending when you travel

Kelly Dilworth

After going over my credit card charges from a weeklong trip to Canada to visit my in-laws, I was shocked to see how much I overspent. Despite staying with relatives and mostly eating in, I still managed to rack up…
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The rich friends dilemma: 6 ways you can help each other

Erica Sandberg

My dear friend – I’ll call her Megan – is rich. And I mean really, really rich. After making a mint in the market, she’s now enjoying the high life. Megan’s children, now adults, are financially independent, so she’s free…
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How a desire to help can easily lead to overspending

Kelly Dilworth

For the past several months, I’ve been hiding a series of credit card payments from my husband, knowing full well that he’d be concerned I was overspending. Some of the payments amounted to just a few dollars here and there,…
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Will invisible payments lead us into debt?

Kelly Dilworth

Retailers and payment companies are coming up with increasingly creative ways to make credit card payments all-but-invisible, causing analysts to speculate that we may soon be entering a world where physical cards and other cumbersome payment tools are a thing of…
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