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amandaabella
In the last couple of months, we’ve witnessed one natural disaster after another. Hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, flooding—you name it. The truth is that these things aren’t a matter of if; they are a matter of when.   I personally went through Hurricane Irma in South Florida. Thankfully, my area didn’t get the worst of it, but it was still… (Show more)
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michaelrestiano
Folks, it’s the time of year to break out the candy corn, the spooky decorations, and the costumes. Well, actually, let’s think twice about that last bit.   I’ve written about this before, but I’m vehemently against spending lots of money and time on Halloween. You have better things to do than freak out over a holiday that lasts all of 24 hours.… (Show more)
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michaelrestiano
Now that we’re well into spring, my house isn’t the only thing I’m trying to clean up. Over the last few months, I’ve been paying attention to my credit card statements very closely, and I noticed something.   I pay for a lot of subscriptions and other monthly services that I don’t use. Sure, there’s an occasional day or two of the month when… (Show more)
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amandaabella
I was recently speaking at a conference in Austin about why millennials shy away from credit cards. In case you didn’t know, data shows that more than 6 in 10 millennials don’t use a credit card.   I am not one of them. In fact, I’m personally “team credit card” all the way. But before getting into why, let me explain why millennials avoid using… (Show more)
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michaelrestiano
I swear I see an article about the latest “life hack” at least once a week. Sometimes, these hacks are fun and useful: I’ve definitely learned a thing or two about cooking from BuzzFeed’s culinary arm, Tasty.   Other times, though, I’m a bit worried they’re preaching easy ways out of long-term problems. “Money hacks” in particular stick out to… (Show more)
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cassandrag
I have a love-hate relationship with my cellphone provider. I love my phone, and I love the access to new phones I get from my plan, the service, and the unlimited data. But I absolutely hate how expensive my phone bill is.   Because I’m on an individual cellphone plan, my rates are high. It’s not like on a family plan, where it’s two lines for… (Show more)
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annem_1
Has anyone been able to get a credit freeze on their Equifax account recently? I have been trying by phone or their website and they are not able to complete my request at this time.  I do not want their credit monitoring, I want to freeze it. I was able to with the other two credit bureaus.
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amandaabella
According to recent data released by Pew Research Center, 15% of 25- to 35-year-old millennials live at home with their parents. What’s more interesting, though, is that this isn’t because of a lack of work. In fact, most of them are employed. Many of them actually choose to stay there.   I was one of those millennials until relatively recently.… (Show more)
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michaelrestiano
I make an effort to check my retirement accounts quarterly. I find it to be a strangely enjoyable experience because it’s nice seeing cash add up from monthly contributions, employer matches, and more. It makes me forget that I’m dealing with a massive amount of student debt for a second!   And then, a voice whispers in the back of my head: “What… (Show more)
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josef
"Sir, don’t worry. Everything will be OK. I just need your bank account or credit card information. Please sir, take your time.”   Those words finally made me realize it: I was caught in a consumer fraud hostage situation. How did I get here? All I did was click on a software download link. Right after that, an Apple icon appeared with a message… (Show more)
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