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Money at 30: Announcing "How to Make Your First $1k on YouTube"

A little over three years ago, I randomly decided it was time to get serious about my finances and take the leap of checking my credit score. Even though the mistakes of my 20s were well behind me, I was still more than a little panicked about what it would...

WalletHub Highlights "Scary" Financial Survey Results

If you were awakened by a few bumps in the night, it may have been the sound of the Federal Reserve dropping interest rates again — or it could just be that today is Halloween. Although the holiday is often associated with such terrifying sights as zombies, ghouls, and goblins,...

American Express Unveils Refreshed Green Card

It's now been 50 years since American Express first debuted its Green card. To mark the occasion the company has announced a major overhaul for the card including new rewards and benefits for customers. Plus the card is getting a slightly different name, officially changing from the "American Express Green...

Survey Finds Finances More Stressful Than Politics, Work

It probably comes as no surprise that many America adults feel at least some anxiety about money. But how does financial stress compare to other anxiety-inducing categories? According to a new survey conducted by Capital One's CreditWise service, money tops the list of stresses for nearly three-quarters of consumers. With...

WalletHub Study Ranks States By Identity Theft Vulnerability

Throughout this Millennium so far, we've heard a lot about the threats of identity theft, online fraud, and other cybercrimes. Moreover we've all heard horror stories about how much victims have lost as a result of these attacks and about the lengths they had to go to just to restore...

Money at 30: 10 Essential Credit Card Rewards Dos and Don'ts 4

Depending on who you ask, credit cards are either the enemy of good personal finance or an exceptional tool that can help your money go further. Personally, I find myself somewhere in the middle, although I've definitely come to appreciate the good aspects of credit cards in recent years. As...

American Express Partners with PayPal, Venmo for New "Split It" Feature

There's no doubt that the advent of peer to peer (P2P) payment apps has made it easier for friends and family to split dinner bills, reimburse each other for gas money, and much more. Nevertheless, as simple as services such as PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, and others make the process,...

Money at 30: My Initial Experience in the Overwhelming World of Travel Hacking 4

Over the past few years, my wife and I have had the good fortune of getting to enjoy an increasing amount of travel. This includes heading to domestic locations such as Los Angeles for the D23 Expo, Orlando to visit Walt Disney World, and Washington D.C. to attend FinCon as...