budget

December 5, 2014

The Great Debate: Debit or Credit?

Earlier this week, we discussed 6 occasions when credit cards should always be used over debit cards.  But what about every day use?  We hear it […]
December 4, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Costs Rise Very Little: A Steal at $116K

As the U.S. holiday season spins into high gear, shoppers with quirky shopping lists got a bit of good news this week:  The cost of the […]
December 3, 2014

2104 Holiday Tipping Guide

During this season of giving, it’s ironic that holiday tipping creates such anxiety. What should I give? How much? To whom? What if I mess up by […]
December 2, 2014

Credit vs. Debit: It's All About Timing

In the wake of the Great Recession, debit cards became increasingly popular among many who wanted to avoid the possibility of incurring debt. In fact, debit cards […]
December 1, 2014

Do Black Friday and Cyber Monday Really Matter?

If the weekend surrounding Black Friday is really the important economic indicator it’s made out to be, there may be trouble coming. Total spending over the […]
November 25, 2014

Quick Ways to Make Some Extra Holiday Money

We want the holidays to be as stress-free as possible, so the Penny Hoarder blog has put together a list of 10 ways you can bank […]
November 21, 2014

Credit Score Measures More Than Your Financial Health

Credit scores – those pesky 3-digit numbers that dictate where you can live, what job you can get, even what cellphone plan you can purchase – are so […]
November 19, 2014

On the Up and Up: Credit Scores are Rising

The average U.S. consumer credit score increased 2 points from 2013, according to Experian’s Fifth Annual State of Credit study. Americans have an average 666 VantageScore […]