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How to Enjoy an Expensive Hobby Without Overspending

A few days ago, I was cleaning out the garage when I found my old set of golf clubs. Now, for those of you who aren’t aware of the full story of my financial turnaround, I used to be an avid golfer about a decade ago. I had a group of friends that I went golfing with a few times a week and I was constantly upgrading my golfing gear. It was an expensive hobby, to say the least. […]

How to Enjoy an Expensive Hobby without Overspending

A few days ago, I was cleaning out the garage when I found my old set of golf clubs. Now, for those of you who aren’t aware of the full story of my financial turnaround, I used to be an avid golfer about a decade ago. I had a group of friends that I went golfing with a few times a week and I was constantly upgrading my golfing gear. It was an expensive hobby, to say the least. […]

Nine Ways to Say the Same Thing: How Long Derogatory Information Stays on Your Credit Report

The world of credit is positively chock-full of terms, acronyms, and industry-related jargon that might not make much sense to the untrained eye. Many terms are closely related, but used to describe different things (e.g., credit report versus credit file versus credit score). However, in other circumstances there may be several different terms that are all used to identify the same information. […]

Nine Ways to Say the Same Thing: How Long Derogatory Information Stays on Your Credit Report

The world of credit is positively chock-full of terms, acronyms, and industry-related jargon that might not make much sense to the untrained eye. Many terms are closely related, but used to describe different things (e.g., credit report versus credit file versus credit score). However, in other circumstances there may be several different terms that are all used to identify the same information. […]

American Express and Delta Offer Advances on Travel Miles

You’ve heard of Buy Now, Pay Later? Some American Express-Delta cardmembers have the option to Fly Now, Earn Later. The Fly Now, Earn Later feature lets you use travel miles you haven’t yet earned, effectively giving you an advance on travel rewards. […]

American Express and Delta Offer Advances on Travel Miles

You’ve heard of Buy Now, Pay Later? Some American Express-Delta cardmembers have the option to Fly Now, Earn Later. The Fly Now, Earn Later feature lets you use travel miles you haven’t yet earned, effectively giving you an advance on travel rewards. […]

Planning Ahead for the 2018 Olympics

Believe it or not, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are a mere five months away. Opening ceremonies will be held on February 9th, and the games conclude on February 25th. […]

Planning Ahead for the 2018 Olympics

Believe it or not, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are a mere five months away. Opening ceremonies will be held on February 9th, and the games conclude on February 25th. […]

Questions About Equifax, Coffee, Comic Books, Pyrex, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Pyrex blowing up in oven 2. Glass versus plastic in freezer 3. Simplest cold brew coffee 4. Valuing old comic books 5. Wikipedia trustworthiness 6. Tax gain and loss harvesting 7. […]

Questions About Equifax, Coffee, Comic Books, Pyrex, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Pyrex blowing up in oven 2. Glass versus plastic in freezer 3. Simplest cold brew coffee 4. Valuing old comic books 5. Wikipedia trustworthiness 6. Tax gain and loss harvesting 7. […]