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5 Smart Ways to Meet a Rewards Card Minimum Spending Requirement

Sign-up bonuses can jump-start your rewards-earning potential. Here's how to hit your card's minimum spending requirement, fast.

5 After the Holidays Moves Your Credit Score Will Thank You For

If the holidays put a hurting on your budget, there's no need to panic. These post-December moves will keep your credit in tip-top shape.

15 Ways to Prevent Your Smartphone From Wasting Data

It's so easy to use up your available data and go over your monthly plan. Here are some clever ways to keep that from happening.

6 Money Moves You Can Make While Stuck in an Endless TSA Line

Corralled into a never-ending TSA line? Put your boredom to work and make these money moves while you wait.

13 Financial Gifts to Give Yourself This Holiday Season

Don't forget this very important person on your holiday gift list — you! How about one of these smart financial gifts?

Easy Budgeting for First Time Singles

Single living has its own budgeting quirks. Here's how to get off to the right solo start.

5 Painless Ways to Lower Your Cell Phone Bill

Dial in to these smart bill-lowering tactics, and watch your cell phone bill get a whole lot smaller.

How to Stop Student Loans From Ruining Your Life

You got a higher education to improve your life — not to burden it. Don't let a student loan ruin everything.

6 Simple Financial Upgrades You Can Make During Breakfast

Now you have another reason never to skip breakfast — it's the perfect time to do a little personal finance.

How to Build Credit Without Using Credit Cards

You need to build your credit history, but you want to do it without traditional credit cards. Okay! Here's where you can start.

10 Ways You Disrespect Your Money

Look after your money and it'll look after you. Mistreat it, and it'll do the same to you.

6 Moves to Make Before Cutting Up Your Credit Card

Put the scissors down! If you haven't taken these critical credit card steps, don't cut up your plastic just yet.

Your Bad Credit Isn't the End of the World

High credit card debt and a low credit score are thought of as the proverbial nail in the personal finance coffin. Not so! It really isn't the end of the world.

Build Savings Faster With a Multiple Account Strategy

Trying to manage all your expenses out of one savings account? Your finances might actually be a little simpler with two or three accounts.

5 Things Debt Collectors Don't Want You to Know

Debt collectors sometimes have a few sneaky tricks up their sleeve. Beat them to the punch by knowing your rights.

6 Signs You Aren't Making Enough Money

Stuck in the paycheck to paycheck rut? You either need to spend less — or earn more — money.

How to Do Money Like a Grown-Up

Say goodbye to the messy money matters of your youth. It's time your money sat at the grown-ups table.

5 Debt Management Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask

Debt management may not be fun, but that doesn't mean you should be embarrassed to ask these five basic questions.

The 6 Monthly Telecom Bills You Can Negotiate

Tired of being gouged by your Internet, cable, or wireless provider? Pick up the phone!

How Late Payments Affect Your Credit

Don't let runaway late payments wreak havoc on your credit score.