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Ways to Monitor Your Credit Score Effectively: a Guide

Updated: September 9, 2020 Let us introduce our friend Joe. Joe thinks that just because he has good credit habits today his credit is fine. He doesn’t monitor his credit score as often as he should. Unless he’s applying for a credit card or a loan, he thinks those three digits aren’t important. Unfortunately, when Read more

Credit Cards

What and How Many Credit Cards Should I Have: Full Guide

Updated: August 3, 2020 Win the Credit Card Game In 2020 Credit Cards are a necessity just like your cell phone or a driver’s license. They are powerful tools that can destroy your finances when used incorrectly. Our goal is the opposite – to win the Credit Card game and to use credit cards for Read more

Avoid Credit Card Fees

Common Credit Card Fees: 9 Types & Tips To Avoid Them

Your credit card issuer generates income using credit card fees. Some of them are related to the maintenance and operation of the card. Others are penalties for bad credit behavior. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to get a card with no fees included. The next best thing to do is understand the different types of fees. Then Read more

Home Buyers Guide

Home Buyers Guide

Last Updated: April 29, 2020 Our Home Buyers Guide 2020 will assist you in your home buying process from beginning to end. Find the answers to all your questions. Buying a Home: Is It Right for Everyone? Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. It’s part of the American Read more

Booking App

Best Travel Apps To Have On Your iPhone or Android

Every trip needs some planning, and in 2020 you can plan and manage your trips directly from your smartphone. Be your own travel agent and you can leave the road maps at home – let these top travel apps do the hard work for you. Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, your next vacation Read more

Airline Credit Cards

How to Fly Business Class Cheap: Ultimate Guide

If you’re like us, you’re already thinking about your next flight somewhere. The world is on sale, and you love a travel bargain. The problem is that amazing deal is in Economy (or worse, Basic Economy). Yay. We’re so (not) excited to pay fees for everything, from $35 for my first checked bag to $8 Read more

Personal Finance Software Tools

Your Guide to Personal Finance Software Tools

Personal finance software tools help give you authority over your financial life, but they don’t all serve the same purpose. You may want to track expenses, stick to a budget, invest, pay your taxes, or perform other money management tasks. No matter your financial goals, you can bet there’s a software tool out there that Read more

Credit Bureau

A Guide to Understanding Why Credit Score Matters

Your credit score influences a lot more than just what credit cards you’ll get. In this article, we’ll talk about why credit score matters. It can be used in background checks for jobs, in a rental application, and purchasing a car and car insurance. Unfortunately, if your credit is bad, it’s usually enough of a Read more

Credit Card Account

A Guide To Understanding a Credit Card Statement

Credit card statements are usually approached with fear, denial, and confusion. Unless we have kept a tight grip on our finances, we tend to fear the balance we owe. Then comes the denial: we can’t really owe this much money, can we? As we stare at the credit card billing statement, we’re full of confusion. Read more