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How To Plan For Unexpected Expenses

With the events surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, there's always the possibility that we can be thrown into hard economic realities. If...

What To Do When The Stock Market Crashes?

With the recent events, you may have noticed that the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other popular stock market averages have been...

My Cord Cutting Update Pt1

August 2020 I called Verizon FIOS earlier in the month. Surprisingly, they were much...

Cheap Stocking Stuffers Under $10

It’s that time of the year again and I’m sure some of you are thinking about the perfect gift for a family...

Effective Options For Getting Rid of Cable TV

More families are ditching the cable box to opt for other options like streaming apps and online live tv. With the potential for large savings, many are now feeling more embolden to eliminate tv bills.

How To Plan For A Frugal Christmas Budget

Many families are heading to the holiday season with one thing in mind: How do I head into the Christmas season with a...

21 Profitable Side Jobs and Side Hustles

ow more than ever, you’re finding more Americans taking on additional side hustles out of sheer interest or necessity.

Surefire Ways to Save and Plan For Vet Bills and Pet Expenses

Own a pet? You might be surprised to know that the average cost to raise and maintain a dog is around $15,000 for its lifetime. If you’re thinking about all expenses included, Forbes has an interesting article citing the lifetime cost to being anywhere from $17,650 to $93,520. (This, of course, accounts for costs for grooming, dog walker, etc)

50-30-20 Budget Rule – Easiest Way to Financial Freedom

What is the 50-30-20 Budget Rule? Starting a budget with a 50-30-20 budget rule is a simplified way to...

How to Save On Vacation

There are many ways to save on vacation. You can find great deals online and while on vacation find some amazing strategies to stretch your wallet. Here are 17 ways.

Personal Finance

How To Plan For Unexpected Expenses

With the events surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, there's always the possibility that we can be thrown into hard economic realities. If...

Credit Score

VantageScore vs FICO Score

The FICO and Vantage scores are 2 different scoring models used to measure your creditworthiness.  If you want to borrow or get a credit...

The Credit Dispute Process

If your credit report has an error or an item that negatively impacts your score, you can simply request to remove them through...

Understanding New Credit

When you open a new credit card or loan, the credit bureaus might apply a strike against you. To creditors, having too much new credit may mean that you’re taking on too much risk.

Understanding Length of Credit History

How old is your credit history? The credit bureaus would like to know.  The credit you have obtained and the average of...

Understanding Payment History On Your Credit Report

Ever wonder what a late payment does to your credit score?  If you’re ever late for a bill that reports your activities to a...

Understanding Credit Mix

You probably heard of the saying “diversity is the spice of life.”  The FICO scorekeepers sure seem to follow that advice. They...

Credit Cards

Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Review

American Express has rolled out a number of newly branded Marriott credit cards that provides some great ways to benefit from your...

New Orleans Hilton at St. Charles Ave

Intro The New Orleans Hilton on St. Charles Avenue is a large stone building situated in a busy business district that...

Status Match 101

If you’re in the credit card game, or if you’re a frequent traveler, you’ll know that having status in popular hotel or airline reward programs can provide some nice perks. Just image having extra benefits that the normal customer doesn’t have: late checkout, free meals, and lounge access. For example, our benefits from our Hilton Diamond status gives us free breakfast if the hotel has an executive lounge

10 Ways and Ideas to Hit Minimum Spend on Credit Cards

You got your shiny new credit card and you're excited about the free travel perks or bonus points that come with it.   There's only...

Pay $450 for a Hilton Aspire Card Without Being A Frequent Hotel User?

We got the American Express Hilton Aspire card for about a month.  Although the new American Express Hilton Aspire card comes with bevy of...

New Hotels.com Partnership with Capital One Venture Rewards Card

Just recently Capital One and Hotels.com joined forces to introduce 10x Miles at Hotels.com.  The 10x seems pretty nice, but with the addition of...

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