Maxed out credit cards. Payday loans. Cash for titles. Are these some terms you’re all too familiar with these days? If so, you’re like many Americans, dealing with a pile of debt that keeps getting bigger. It may not be the best feeling in the world, but believe this: your situation is not hopeless. While
Credit cards that offer rewards like airline miles or a percentage of cash back on everyday purchases can be a pretty great deal. But with so many different rewards credit cards available, choosing one that’s right for your lifestyle can feel overwhelming. Not only that, are you sure a rewards credit card is a smart
The cool winds of fall remind me that it’s time to dig into my personal finance bag of tricks and treats to help you steer clear of scary money problems. Tricks Account takeovers. Costume parties aren’t the only places where alternate identities lurk. Crooks disguised as you can steal your identity and sneak into your
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Gift cards fall into two basic types: retailer gift cards tied to a specific company's stores and bank-issued cards usable at most places where credit cards are accepted. If not selected carefully, either kind of card can cause post-holiday headaches.
Identity theft is on the rise. In 2016, approximately 15.4 million people in the U.S. were victims of identity theft according to the Insurance Information Institute. That’s an increase of more than two million people from the previous year. And those are mostly singular occurrences. Add a recent large-scale data breach to the mix and