Tag Archives: spending

How credit card text alerts can curb overspending

Kelly Dilworth

Credit card text alerts aren’t just useful for catching fraud. These text alerts, as I’ve found in recent weeks, also can help you be more mindful of your money and combat overspending. Each time I receive a text alert notifying…
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Birthdays can be a budget buster

Jeff Herman

Days before my birthday, the phone won’t stop pinging with offers of free desserts, appetizers, shakes and Blizzards to mark my special day. My email is chock full of similar offers, too. Nearly all the annual freebies require an additional…
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The 2 biggest causes of runaway credit card debt

Matt Schulz

Credit card debt is now the most widely held type of debt in the United States, according to Federal Reserve data released on Wednesday. Forty-four percent of Americans held credit card debt in 2016, the Fed said in its recently…
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To boost happiness, buy yourself the gift of time

Kelly Dilworth

If you have a little money to spare, you will get a bigger emotional boost if you spend it on goods and services that save you time and energy. That’s the key takeaway of a recent study published in the…
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9 early back-to-school shopping tips

Dawn Papandrea

Somehow, in June, the back-to-school sales commercials and signage are already being pumped out (sort of like how Christmas decorations start showing up in September). With all this prompting, it’s no wonder that according to the National Retail Foundation’s research,…
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