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Take Our Credit Card Rewards Quiz

Find out if you prefer points, miles or cash back rewards programs. Credit card rewards come in many different forms. Some rewards programs grant points on purchases made with a particular credit card. Other programs forego these credit card points in favor of rewarding “miles” to a cardholder making eligible purchases. […]

The War Over Leftovers – and How You Can Win

A few days ago, I came across an interesting article in the Washington Post by Caitlin Dewey entitled “Why Americans have stopped eating leftovers.” The article pointed to a fascinating data set from ReFED, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing food waste. The data presents an interesting picture: + The average American produces 3.5 pounds of food waste per week. […]

The War Over Leftovers – and How You Can Win

A few days ago, I came across an interesting article in the Washington Post by Caitlin Dewey entitled “Why Americans have stopped eating leftovers.” The article pointed to a fascinating data set from ReFED, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing food waste. The data presents an interesting picture: + The average American produces 3.5 pounds of food waste per week. […]

The 2018 Cord-Cutting Guide

The Simple Dollar helps you move away from pay-TV and save. Cutting the cord — canceling pay-TV service from a cable, satellite, or telecommunications provider — might be the hottest trend in television since the superhero show. The research firm eMarketer predicts that by the end of 2017, more than 22 million pay-TV subscribers will have become former pay-TV subscribers. […]

The 2018 Cord-Cutting Guide

The Simple Dollar helps you move away from pay-TV and save. Cutting the cord — canceling pay-TV service from a cable, satellite, or telecommunications provider — might be the hottest trend in television since the superhero show. The research firm eMarketer predicts that by the end of 2017, more than 22 million pay-TV subscribers will have become former pay-TV subscribers. […]

Solving Boredom Without Throwing Money at the Problem

“I’m bored.” As a parent, those are two of the most frustrating words that I hear from my children. With an absolute abundance of options available to them and amounts of free time that I’m often jealous of, I can scarcely believe that they’re bored. I also used to get very frustrated with my friends in college and in my professional life if they would ever suggest being bored. […]

Solving Boredom Without Throwing Money at the Problem

“I’m bored.” As a parent, those are two of the most frustrating words that I hear from my children. With an absolute abundance of options available to them and amounts of free time that I’m often jealous of, I can scarcely believe that they’re bored. I also used to get very frustrated with my friends in college and in my professional life if they would ever suggest being bored. […]

Money Mindsets to Help You Get Out of Debt

The formula for getting out of debt isn’t rocket science, right? Cut your discretionary spending, throw your newfound cash toward your debts, and slowly whittle your balances down. Eventually, you’ll pay it all off. In a lot of ways, paying off debt is like losing weight. […]