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Rewards for Recreation: Credit Cards That Match Your Hobbies

You might see the world of credit card rewards as two extremes — jet-setting on one end and penny-pinching on the other. The truth is, there’s a big world between glitzy travel rewards and no-nonsense cash back. Plenty of credit cards have rewards programs that can help you indulge your everyday interests while saving some money in the bargain. […]

Rewards for Recreation: Credit Cards That Match Your Hobbies

You might see the world of credit card rewards as two extremes — jet-setting on one end and penny-pinching on the other. The truth is, there’s a big world between glitzy travel rewards and no-nonsense cash back. Plenty of credit cards have rewards programs that can help you indulge your everyday interests while saving some money in the bargain. […]

Five Ways the Holidays Can Burn Your Budget (and How to Avoid It)

The holidays may be a wondrous and exciting time of the year, but that doesn’t mean they’re free from pitfalls. Not only do Americans tend to eat more (and pack on weight) over the holidays, but we all spend a lot more, too. This holiday shopping season could be one for the record books. […]

Five Ways the Holidays Can Burn Your Budget (and How to Avoid It)

The holidays may be a wondrous and exciting time of the year, but that doesn’t mean they’re free from pitfalls. Not only do Americans tend to eat more (and pack on weight) over the holidays, but we all spend a lot more, too. This holiday shopping season could be one for the record books. […]

Six Essential Strategies for Negotiating a Raise at Work

Negotiating a raise at work is a powerful way to improve your financial situation with a single stroke. You suddenly have more income, which means that it immediately becomes easier to pay off debts, build up an emergency fund, save for future goals, and have some quality of life improvements to boot. At the same time, a raise negotiation is something that many people dread. […]

Six Essential Strategies for Negotiating a Raise at Work

Negotiating a raise at work is a powerful way to improve your financial situation with a single stroke. You suddenly have more income, which means that it immediately becomes easier to pay off debts, build up an emergency fund, save for future goals, and have some quality of life improvements to boot. At the same time, a raise negotiation is something that many people dread. […]

Went Overboard on Black Friday? Four Ways to Fix Things

An estimated 115 million people planned to snatch up bargains (real or imagined) on the day after Thanksgiving, according to the National Retail Federation. But that wasn’t the extent of the holiday buying. […]

Went Overboard on Black Friday? Four Ways to Fix Things

An estimated 115 million people planned to snatch up bargains (real or imagined) on the day after Thanksgiving, according to the National Retail Federation. But that wasn’t the extent of the holiday buying. […]