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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 […]
November 17, 2014

'Twas the Fight Before Christmas …

During the holidays, we want our families to get along, our gifts to impress, and our meals to amaze. In other words, our expectations soar to […]
November 5, 2014

Do You Spend Too Much on Food?

A food bill is unique among bills when compared to the rest of the required monthly expenses within a household. Unlike a $70 cable bill or […]
November 3, 2014

November 1: The New Black Friday?

A number of Americans are not pleased with the growing number of retailers who plan to roll out Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Thursday. Part of […]