The right way to cancel a credit card

So, you want to cancel a credit card. Whether you should do so and how to complete the task isn’t always so simple, though. Canceling a card requires more than just cutting it up, and retiring that piece of plastic can be either a wise financial move or an unnecessary ding to your credit score. ...

Why you should check your credit reports regularly

As many as 1 in 3 Americans don’t check their credit reports. Are you one of them? You’re entitled by law to check your reports for free once per year, and as of this writing, free weekly credit reports are available through December 2022. If you’re not already checking your credit reports, here’s what you ...

4 tips for avoiding higher expenses from inflation

You don’t need to hear it from us – the price of just about everything has been rising due to inflation. Supply chain snarls, labor shortages and government policy have all contributed to one of the highest inflation rates the U.S. has seen in nearly 40 years. While there’s no magic solution to avoiding higher ...

Smart ways to use your tax refund

Last year, the average federal tax refund was over $2,500. Tax refunds are a happy windfall for many people, and it’s tempting to spend that lump sum of cash on something fun. However, if you can resist the urge to splurge, here are four ways you can invest your refund toward your future:

What to consider before opening a store credit card

If you’re like many people, there’s a business or several where you shop regularly. Maybe it’s a big box store, your local grocer or a fashion retailer. Because of how much money you spend there, it may seem smart to get a store credit card for promotions and savings. However, there are several things to ...

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