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Money at 30: 4 Bad Credit Scenarios and How to Fix Them

A few short weeks ago I made my debut on this site by sharing the tale of my financial awakening and how I was now finally taking a serious interest in credit after all but swearing off it for several years. Since sharing that story a few different things have...

What is Your Net Worth? 4

To outside observers, wealth can be perceived in a number of ways. The size of your house, the neighborhood you live in, and the kind of car you drive can insinuate a great deal about how much money you make or have. However homes can be rented (even in ritzy...

Is Universal Basic Income in Our Economic Future? 3

While scandals, leaks, and temperaments seem to be eating up the majority of the coverage, the state of the economy has still played a big role in the 2016 election cycle. Beyond the usual promises of job growth and better wages there has also been a growing call for what...

The Rise of Retailer-Specific Mobile Payment Solutions 8

While retailers are still in the process of transitioning to EMV chip card readers, mobile payments continue to increase thanks to the roll-outs of Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. However over the past few months a new trend in mobile payments has emerged: retailer specific payment solutions. So far...

Money at 30: Publish Your Book for Under $100 3

For my column this week I thought I'd do something a little different and focus not on how you can save money but how you can potentially make it. About 15 months ago I published my first book The E-Ticket Life all about my various adventures in Disneyland, Walt Disney World,...

Prepaid Cards to Add Regulations Next Year 2

Among the retailer-specific gift cards that are now a common fixture of many grocery and department stores you've probably also encountered prepaid cards branded with logos from Visa, Mastercard, and others. Although they are often referred to as prepaid credit cards these actually function more like debit cards where funds...

What Exercise Teaches Us About Money 2

With the weather cooling after a hot summer, autumn is a big season for running, exercising, and other healthy activities. Additionally, with the holiday spending season just around the corner, now is also a great time to assess your finances and start toning your budget. So what do the two...

4 Things to Do as Soon as You Get a New Credit Card 3

So you got a new credit card — congratulations! Hopefully you'll soon be on your way to earning all sorts of rewards but first there a few things you should take the time to do. Here are the first four steps you should take before running off to use your...