It’s hard to fathom the extent of the Equifax data hack—millions of Social Security numbers were taken—and by now you’ve learned to monitor your credit and freeze your reports. Hackers don’t just have your personal info, though. They may have your credit card numbers, too.
Dealing with anxiety or depression is challenging enough as it is, but trying to be productive at the same time can feel downright impossible, like swimming against a current. There are some small productivity hacks that can help.
There’s not much of a silver lining in the Equifax disaster, but it’s reminded us just how important it is to keep tabs on your credit. More than ever, credit monitoring is essential to making sure there’s no sketchy, fraudulent activity associated with your personal info. And you can monitor your own credit for free,…
If the IRS owes you money, there’s no penalty for filing your taxes late. If you owe them money, things can get very ugly very fast. If you haven’t filed your taxes in years, here’s what you need to know.
There are a number of nefarious activities to watch out for when your Social Security number has been compromised. With the recent Equifax data breach, you might be wondering how to tell if a thief is using your stolen information.
Let’s say you want to plan an epic trip to Spain and you have loads of credit card points but you’re juuuuuuust shy of a free flight. American Express recently launched a solution: what they call “Fly Now, Earn Later.”
There are benefits to using your credit card over a debit card, but budgeting with a credit card can be trouble. One splurge or miscalculation and you could end up revolving your debt—not a smart move. Debitize, available for Web/ioS, lets you earn rewards without that risk.
Last week Equifax announced a “Cybersecurity Incident” that affected 143 million customers. Between freezes, fraud alerts, and credit monitoring, you might be throwing your hands up at what to do.
We all know lenders, loan sharks, and credit cards profit when you go into debt and, therefore, they can be dangerous. But many of these companies conceal their danger with clever marketing. Beware: consumer debt by any other branding can be just as dangerous.
Believe it or not, it’s time to start saving for the holidays. Gifts, travel, parties—these expenses creep up on you fast, so you want to prepare as soon as you can (and that means now). To help you save, this month we’re challenging you to cut back on a common splurge: restaurants.
So you’ve started dating someone new and learning all sorts of new things about them: where they grew up, what their hopes and dreams are, how they feel about the latest season of GoT, the list goes on. The only thing you’re totally in the dark about is their financial situation—and it seems awkward to ask.
This month, we challenged you to save money on your cellphone bill by finding a cheaper plan. How’d it go?
It seems credit card companies are always coming up with creative ways to gouge their customers. Everyone knows you have to pay a late fee if you skip a credit card payment, but some credit card companies will also throw a “penalty APR” at you.
Vacations are for unplugging, but unplugging can be hard when you carry your work around on your device in your pocket. To keep work-related emails and messages at bay, adjust your “out of office” reply.
This month, we challenged you to cut back on an expense many people overpay for: cellphone service. Before you make the switch, though, there are factors to consider beyond cost.
This month, we challenged you to save money on your cell phone bill by switching to a cheaper plan. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to switch carriers, though. You might be able to negotiate a better price with your current one.
Robo-advisors make investing super simple and even better, they’re kind of fun! However, just because you’re investing with an app doesn’t mean you’re investing the right way.
At some point, we’ve all gotta go. When you die, the last thing you want to do is leave your grieving friends and family with a bunch of legal issues to battle during an already-awful time. That’s why, even if it’s unpleasant to think about right now, you need a last will and testament for after you’re gone.
You’ve seen them. Those sensational online profiles of people who accomplished massive goals that most of us can only dream of in a ridiculous amount of time. How This 30-Year Old Quit His Job and Became a Millionaire or How This Millennial Bought a Home in NYC on a $30k salary or How This Couple Paid off $200,000…