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How to prevent mobile phone theft

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. Modern technology is amazing. For example, thanks to the wonders of Find My iPhone — an application which allows you to use another device to locate a phone on a map — I was able to watch my stolen iPhone travel northward until the signal stopped deep in the heart of Washington, D.C. […]

Best way to redeem travel points: Why hoarding points is a bad investment

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. For most people, pursuing credit card rewards is a game of cat and mouse. You keep a watchful eye on your credit score, seek out the best offers, and strike when the iron is hot. But that is just one component of the hobby; the other part of the equation is that it can be extremely exciting to watch your point balances climb. […]

Best way to redeem travel points: Why hoarding points is a bad investment

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. For most people, pursuing credit card rewards is a game of cat and mouse. You keep a watchful eye on your credit score, seek out the best offers, and strike when the iron is hot. But that is just one component of the hobby; the other part of the equation is that it can be extremely exciting to watch your point balances climb. […]

What you didn’t know about the RV retirement lifestyle

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. The era of spending unending retirement days on a golf course in plaid pants and interminable games of bridge with the blue-rinse set seem to be on the wane. Younger people are looking for more adventure, with more activity … and lower costs. Few strategies deliver like (of all things) the recreational vehicle (RV) retirement lifestyle. […]

What you didn’t know about the RV retirement lifestyle

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. The era of spending unending retirement days on a golf course in plaid pants and interminable games of bridge with the blue-rinse set seem to be on the wane. Younger people are looking for more adventure, with more activity … and lower costs. Few strategies deliver like (of all things) the recreational vehicle (RV) retirement lifestyle. […]

Should I get a part-time job in college?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Short answer? Yes. But that wasn’t very interesting, now was it? So let’s weigh the options for working while in school to get a better understanding of why you should consider it. Working as a way to pay for school There are lots of stories about people working their way through school. […]

Should I get a part-time job in college?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Short answer? Yes. But that wasn’t very interesting, now was it? So let’s weigh the options for working while in school to get a better understanding of why you should consider it. Working as a way to pay for school There are lots of stories about people working their way through school. […]

Ask the Readers: Was your most memorable Valentine’s Day expensive?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Love is in the air at this time of year, and the Internet is full of tips and tricks for how to celebrate Valentine’s Day on every end of the spending spectrum. All price points are represented, from customized jewelry to those with something a little more affordable in mind for Valentine’s Day. […]

Hidden advantages of savings accounts

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Savings accounts? Are you crazy? Boo, hiss. These days, savings accounts are only used as joke fodder for late-night comedians. Take the mom who wants to teach her kids the value of prudent financial management, for example: For little Bobby’s eighth birthday, his mother takes him down to the local credit union to open a savings account. […]

Hidden advantages of savings accounts

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Savings accounts? Are you crazy? Boo, hiss. These days, savings accounts are only used as joke fodder for late-night comedians. Take the mom who wants to teach her kids the value of prudent financial management, for example: For little Bobby’s eighth birthday, his mother takes him down to the local credit union to open a savings account. […]