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  • Best Credit Cards for People with Fair or Average Credit

Best Credit Cards for People with Fair or Average Credit

By |April 15th, 2016|

In the financial world, your credit score can determine which credit cards and products you qualify for as well as the opportunities that are available. If you have a fair or average credit rating, your score may be anywhere from 630 to 689, falling right between poor credit and excellent credit. Though you may […]

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Why I Like American Express (AXP) Stock

By |March 1st, 2016|

Of all the Dow stocks, American Express (NYSE: AXP) has taken the biggest beating so far this year. It’s down 20% since January 1st and down over 40% since the all-time high in July 2014.

Management has released weak projections for the next few years, and there is the possibility of further downside risk. American Express […]

  • 5 Ways to Use Credit Cards to Boost Your Credit Score

5 Ways to Use Credit Cards to Boost Your Credit Score

By |December 29th, 2015|

Having a great credit score can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your life, make all the difference when it comes to getting the apartment or home of your dreams, and even make you more employable. But these days, a good credit score isn’t what it used to be; since the […]

  • The Bridges We Cross on the Road to Debt

The Bridges We Cross on the Road to Debt

By |June 22nd, 2015|

With my son preparing to go to college in a little more than a year, I have been thinking about my own journey from living at home with my parents to becoming an adult. Part of this transformation involved going from having no debt and no real financial obligations to being loaded down with […]

  • Why I Love Dave Ramsey, But I Still Love Credit Cards

Why I Love Dave Ramsey, But I Still Love Credit Cards

By |March 12th, 2015|

There ​I was. 18 years old. ​And I didn’t have a clue ​. ​

I didn’t realize that some people were actually debt-free.

I thought a car payment was just another bill. I mean, everyone has a car payment, right?

I thought credit cards were a way of life. I never noticed adults using cash. Only cards.

Enter: […]

  • USAA Secured Platinum Credit Cards Review

USAA Secured Platinum Credit Cards Review

By |December 12th, 2014|

The USAA is one of the largest financial service providers around. They’ve been in business since the early 1920’s and have a reputation for excellent, ethical customer service. You may be interested in these cards (both the MasterCard and American Express versions) because you are involved in the US Armed Forces and/or because you […]

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Credit One® Platinum Visa® Cash Back Rewards Credit Card Review

By |October 24th, 2014|

This Credit One® Platinum Visa® Cash Back Rewards Credit Card is a card that can be useful, but should be handled with extreme caution. Do I have your attention? Let’s proceed. First of all, this is a card focused on folks with miserable credit. The card is marketed as a tool to rebuild deplorable […]

  • OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card Review

OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card Review

By |September 26th, 2014|

A secured credit card is an excellent way for anyone to build credit and improve their credit scores. It’s a responsible step that pays off fairly quickly. The OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card will be backed by funds that you deposit as security for the card. Because you lay down this money right out […]

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Carnival World MasterCard Review

By |August 22nd, 2014|

This Carnival credit card is an excellent choice for those planning to cruise with Carnival, Holland America, or Princess Cruiselines.

Carnival is the largest cruise line in the world, offering service to many of the globe’s most exciting and exotic locales. For cruise lovers, this Carnival MasterCard offers a bevy of “fun points” right out […]

  • 5 Ways to Earn Airline Miles without Stepping Foot on a Plane

5 Ways to Earn Airline Miles without Stepping Foot on a Plane

By |August 7th, 2014|

More than at any other point in history, the need to travel for business or pleasure is really taking off. To accommodate for this, many airlines have come out of nowhere to become market leaders. Every day it seems like a new airline merger is in the works. In the last five years alone, […]