Are American Express cards losing their luster?

I’ve been thinking pretty seriously lately about applying for my first American Express card after receiving some tempting offers. But with all the bad press the card issuer has been getting over the past few months, I’m starting to wonder: Are American Express cards as valuable as they used to be?

Property Detective: A Checklist for Renters (Infographic)

Choosing a place to live can be tricky – so before checking out a new property, it’s important to make sure you’re armed with the right supplies and questions to ask so you don’t run into any surprises on move-in day! Click on “Launch Infographic” for an expanded view.  This infographic was sponsored by CoverHound, where […]

Study: Millennials struggle to find financial balance when saving for retirement

A March 2015 study by Principal Financial Group found that 63 percent of millennials started saving for retirement at or before age 25, but less than one-third are saving enough to secure a strong retirement later on.

Raising Kids Who Are The Opposite of Spoiled: An Interview With Ron Lieber

Journalist Ron Lieber has been writing about the complicated relationship between humans and money for two decades. In his newest book, The Opposite of Spoiled, he attempts to identify just what the opposite of spoiled is, in order to guide parents as they prepare their children to become financially wise adults. Lieber collected stories from […]

Please, let us keep our expensive overdraft loans, prodded consumers cry

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau intends to issue regulations on prepaid cards’ high-priced overdraft loans, so, as usual, it opened up an avenue for public comment. The outcry, however, is far from usual, as more than 500 customers of the prepaid company Netspend — after some prompting from the company — flooded the CFPB with comments. Nearly all pleaded to keep their high-priced loans, often with a tinge of desperation.

5 Financial Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

After a brutal winter, many of us are ready to embrace spring with open arms! The arrival of spring also signals seasonal cleaning duties such as cleaning windows, putting away the winter wardrobe and breaking out the flip flops. But don’t forget to include your personal finances in your spring cleaning “to do” list!  Spring […]

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