Government benefit programs like food stamps are meant to be temporary aids to get you back on your feet. But transitioning from benefits to self-sufficiency could become harder if a new rule change gets approved.
I have an electric stove in my apartment. I also have limited cooking skills. Combine that lack of skills with my tendency to be clumsy, and you won’t be surprised that cooking messes are plentiful, and sometimes I am lax in cleaning them thoroughly and with urgency.
If you were affected by Equifax’s massive data breach in 2017, you can finally request compensation. The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with the credit bureau that includes $425 million for the 147 million people who had their data compromised.
A question I get a lot from people who wear clothing is, “Where can I buy clothes that don’t cost too much, but won’t fall apart after the first wash?” As a former vintage clothing reseller and a long-time fashion podcaster, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the very very ugly when it comes to clothing quality.
There are some jobs you just want to warn others about. Maybe you had a boss that micromanaged your every move, or your pay remained embarrassingly low despite your stellar work ethic. For any number of reasons, you may feel compelled to write a review and share your salary on one of the many online review sites like…
Cash-back credit cards often take a backseat to travel reward cards. And it’s true that getting free airfare or upgrading your hotel stay through the power of your points feels somehow glitzier than a statement credit. But wouldn’t you rather have money back at the end of the month?
There’s a difference between having a tight budget and being seriously stretched thin for cash. And if you’ve ever experienced the latter, you know that pit in your stomach doesn’t magically dissipate when you try to close your eyes to sleep at night. What can you do to get money fast and get back on your feet again?
Safe deposit boxes are legendary for revealing items that fix problems—at least, they do in Hollywood stories. But in real life, safe deposit boxes may not be the haven for your valuables they used to be. A horrifying story from the New York Times recounts the tales of some people who put their valuables (think…
Travel insurance is one of the most overlooked benefits of many credit cards. We’re so focused on earning rewards and avoiding foreign transaction fees (worthy efforts, yes), that sometimes we don’t even realize that the same credit card could make life easier when your trip goes sideways.
No one books a flight looking for a deal on alcoholic beverages. You buy a ticket because it’ll get you to the place you want to go for a price you’re willing to pay. Plus, no one expects free food and drink on a flight anymore unless you’re going to a far-flung destination or you’ve decided to pay for premium class.
It’s 5:37 a.m., do you know where your cat is? Of course you do. He’s sitting at the foot of your bed, screeching at the top of his tiny lungs to be fed. Being rousted from your slumber so insistently is bound to drive even the most devoted of cat lovers to the brink of desperation.
As if your vacation needed more opportunities to spend money, you find yourself considering the duty-free shop at the airport. Sure, you can walk past some of them, keeping your money deep in your pockets as you seek an appetizing pre-flight snack. But sometimes, you can’t help but get funneled right through that…
With plenty of travel reward credit card options out there, you might be wondering if an airline-specific credit card is worth even considering. If you already have one, maybe the novelty wore off and it has taken a backseat to a new card that demands less brand-specific loyalty. But if travel credit cards are new to…
The expiration dates for airline points and miles vary as much as the rules for earning them in the first place. Many last just 18 months from the time you earned those miles, some last as long as 10 years, and some don’t expire ever.
You’ve seen the special lines at the airport: People just breezing on through routine security measures while you’re waiting behind a family of seven, an eighth-grade class trip, and at least a dozen otherwise fine people who seem to have never flown before. You are miserable. You consider throwing money at this…
It used to be a pretty safe assumption that the more you flew, the more perks you got. If you spent enough time in an airplane, you could trade that time for a better experience on future flights: roomier seats, early check-in, free bags or whatever else “elite” status could get you.
Everyone has at least one story of a flight that was not great. You sat on the tarmac for hours only to return to the terminal. Your flight got suddenly, inexplicably canceled. Your plane was delayed by another hour, every hour on the hour, leading to a near riot at both the gate and the nearest Hudson News.
If you’re not a fan of Amazon, or you’re just weary of the hubbub about Prime Day deals, never fear: every other retailer in the land is having sale of its own on July 15 and 16 as well. You’ve got plenty of options for deals on summertime shopping—be it of the back-to-school, moving, or late-summer grilling…
The S&P 500 hit 3,000 for the first time ever on July 10. And while it was a temporary boost of just a few hours, it was a big moment for watchers of this index. The moment was good news for investors, but not for the reason you might think.
Credit scores are typically determined by use of loans and credit cards. But bills that nearly everyone pays each month, like utilities, only show up on your credit report if those bills wind up in collections. That structure leaves out a lot of people don’t use credit products, either by choice or necessity.