Recent Lifestyle Articles

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Is There A Free Credit Card With Maximum Travel Points?

June 22, 2017 | Jason Steele

Yes, and it has an annual-fee cousin that’s even better.

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This “Money-Pit” Ruined Lindsay’s Finances

June 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

It left the Notorious D.E.B.T. writer and her husband hopelessly in debt — but they’re making a comeback.

How Much Is Too Much for Wedding Music?

June 19, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Some pro musicians are doing wedding tours between release tours. But at $7,000 a song, you have better options.

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6 Cellphone Secrets That Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars a Year

June 16, 2017 | Money Talks News

You can pay less for more service. Here’s how.

By the Numbers

Driving and Cruising with Debt

June 16, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Oh, the things you could do — and buy — if you weren’t buried in debt.

Job Recruiters Are Making Great Money

June 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Job recruiters are seeing faster-than-average wage growth compared to other jobs around the country.

Why Net Neutrality is Crucial

June 14, 2017 | Lance Dollar

Net neutrality is a principle saying that all Internet service providers should treat data equally. What happens without a neutral net?

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Steve Snapped Out of His Spending Spree

June 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

He and his wife decided a retired life on the road meant more to them.

How to Avoid Identity Theft

We Make Identity Theft Too Easy

June 9, 2017 | Joe Pye

More than half of Americans have been, or know, a victim of identity theft. They still barely protect themselves.

Everyone’s At Risk Of Identity Theft

June 8, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Rich or poor, hackers want your information

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College Grads Moving Back To Mom’s And Dad’s

June 6, 2017 | Joe Pye

College graduates value their degrees even though they can’t afford to live on their own.

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QUIZ: Do You Know American Spending Habits?

June 5, 2017 | Emily Bloch

It’s like a really sad version of ‘The Price is Right,’ because the only prize is knowing how people budget

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Here’s How To Lower Your Homeowners Insurance By Two-Thirds [map]

June 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s not as simple as it sounds, but also not as hard as it looks: Raise your credit score.

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College Seniors Struggle To Pick Careers

June 2, 2017 | Joe Pye

One reason: They focus too much on class and not enough on what else colleges offer.

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5 Boring Tasks All Entrepreneurs Must Master to be Successful

June 1, 2017 | John Rampton

Making money is fun. Keeping track of the money? Not so much.

Banks At Highest Risk For Hack

May 30, 2017 | Joe Pye

Experts say it’s likely that multiple companies will be hacked at same time this year.

Information Technology Departments Don’t Care About Security

May 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most customers believe companies are responsible for securing their personal information, but only two-thirds of company officers and IT professionals agree with that.

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Are Geeky Subscription Boxes Worth the Price?

May 29, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Pay up, get quirky mystery goods on a regular basis. We break down the value of some popular services.

By the Numbers

In The Air And On The Road

May 26, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Angry, paranoid, and tired.

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This Summer: More Seasonal Work at Higher Pay

May 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

More companies, large and small, are on the hunt for great workers this summer, while pay for those jobs is also expected to go up.

Banking apps may be better than you think.

Baby Boomers Really Love Smartphones

May 23, 2017 | Joe Pye

They are more willing to give up financial stability for smartphones, than younger generations.

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Can “Debt Tech” Robots Keep You From Going Broke?

May 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

With self-driving cars already taking to the road, is it so far-fetched to think robots can keep you out of debt?

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Entrepreneur Moms Never Stop Working

May 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most entrepreneurial moms are still the primary caretakers of their families, but that hasn’t stopped them from leading hugely successful careers.

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Working on the Weekend

May 16, 2017 | Joe Pye

Almost three quarters of Americans put in a full day of work over the weekend every month.

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Cyber Attacks are Growing, Protection Isn’t

May 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Businesses are treating their companies a lot like we treat our homes — the physical property is protected, but the online property isn’t.

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10 Music Festival Money-Saving Tips

May 15, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Festival season doesn’t have to leave you broke

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Should You Hire a Service to Negotiate Your Cable and Other Bills?

May 12, 2017 | Money Talks News

We tried out one of these services. Results? Meh.

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Will Meal Planning Save My Life?

May 11, 2017 | Make Change

Or at least my grocery bill?

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Trump’s Travel Ban Is Hurting Honeymoon Trips

May 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

One-in-five couples are changing their honeymoon travel plans. That could hit the travel and tourism industry by plummeting $215 million to $430 million annually.

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Job Problems Are Hurting Savings for Boomers

May 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Nearly one-third of Americans 50 years of age and older have faced career setbacks and by 2021, retirees will lose $4.3 trillion in retirement savings.

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Spotify Wants Users to Commit to a Paid Subscription

May 8, 2017 | Emily Bloch

A new deal with Universal Music Group could force millions to shell out $10 a month — here’s why it’s worth it.

Banking apps may be better than you think.

Americans Give Up Security for Deals

May 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The younger the consumer, the more likely they are to hand over personal data. The more likely they are to hand over their data, the higher the expectation to use that data positively.

4 Ways Home Equity Loans Can Sink Your Finances

May 5, 2017 | Money Talks News

Are you setting yourself up to fail?

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: When Hackers Attack

May 5, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Are computers hackers really smart? Or are we really stupid?