January 26, 2013

Be on the Lookout for Credit Card Fees

Consider yourself warned… Starting tomorrow (Sunday, January 27th) merchants are free to start applying a surcharge for credit card purchases. We’ve talked in the past about credit card surcharges, and how the major card networks didn’t allow them. Well, that all changed this past summer when Visa and MasterCard agreed to allow merchants to pass the cost of card processing on to their customers. […]

Career Risk Without Risking Family Finances

A few days ago, I had a long conversation with an old friend about a difficult career decision he was facing. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #110

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well.1. Henry Stimson on trust“The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.” – Henry StimsonIt can be very difficult to extend trust to someone that you don’t know or, even worse, someone with a less-than-stellar reputation. […]

How Will You Invest in 2013?

Money Magazine asked its readers how they will invest in 2013 and received the following responses: 33% will put more in stocks 12% will put more in bonds 21% will keep more in cash 34% won't change anything As most of you know, I don't pay much attention to the markets, trying to predict whether they will be up or down this year/month/day. […]

8 reasons you should throw away your cash-back credit card if you love to travel

This reader post is from Hilary Stockton, who is the founder of TravelSort, which helps savvy travelers earn millions of miles without flying, redeem them for first-class flights, and stay in luxury hotels at wholesale prices. Follow her on Twitter @TravelSort. My husband and I used to think we were savvy, using a cash-back credit card for most of our spending. […]