Category: Consumer News & Tips

6 Shopping Challenges That Will Keep You Bad & Bougie & On Budget

No matter what you’re trying to do — be “bougie on a budget,” upgrade your wardrobe, try out different styles, or give yourself a complete makeover — shopping challenges help you simultaneously accomplish your fashion and finance goals.

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Using A Wedding Loan To Pay For The Big Day Is A Bad Idea. Here’s Why

Marriage is a marathon, not a 100-yard dash. Instead of focusing on having the perfect wedding day focus on building a life together.

Take A Vacation From Your Normal Vacation. Here’s How

The purpose of a vacation is to relax and enjoy yourself. However, the reality is that far to many vacations end with you feeling even more stressed and exhausted than you did before you went on vacation.

5 Key Things You And Your Financial Advisor Should Consider When Developing Your Financial Plan

Your financial plan should encompass your complete financial picture, including your goals and priorities.

A Hook-Up App For Moms?

Peanut is a hot new app that understands the plight of busy moms and has created a hookup app just for you!

Sneakers May Be A Better Investment Than Stocks… Seriously

At premium resale value some sneakers are resold for as much as 4,000 percent above their the original price. There are currently no other financial investments reporting that kind of return.

3 Essential Tips For Choosing The Right Credit Card

One of the most important things to do during the research phase is read the fine print. Understanding all of the conditions and terms of the agreement is one of the most critical pieces of this process.

Your Credit Cards Just Got More Expensive

For the vast majority of card-carrying consumers, rates are about to be higher than they were before the 2008 financial crisis.

The Top 10 Most Transformative Nonfiction Books Of All Time

The best thing about reading nonfiction is that you are almost always guaranteed to learn something new.

Before Refinancing Your Home Make Sure You Do The Math

Refinancing your home at the right time and with the right terms could save you thousands of dollars long term. On the other hand, an ill-advised refinance could tack on years to your current mortgage and cost you thousands in out of pocket expenses.

Price-Fixing Scandal: Poultry Firms Accused Of Plucking With Prices

The SEC is looking into allegations of price-fixing in the chicken industry.

Valentine’s Day Scams: How To Protect Your Heart And Your Wallet

In the Sweetheart scam, scammer uses the guise of love and romance, to bilk money from the unsuspecting person—oftentimes a lonely senior.

7 Apps That Will Help You Get Your Life Together

Here are seven Apps that will not only simplify your life but keep you focused and motivated.

Facebook Accused Of Allowing Discriminatory Ad Practices

Facebook has been accused of racial profiling

The Art Of Giving Good Gifts

We’ve all been there. Despite our best intentions, we end up purchasing gifts that aren’t what recipients want or need. However, according to research, there is a methodology to being a good gift giver…

Mortgages Made Simple: A Beginners Guide For First Time Homebuyers

Buying a home – especially your first home – can be both an exciting and daunting endeavor. Find out everything you need to know to help you navigate the process and find the best home and terms tailored to suit your needs.

Balance Transfer Credit Card —What’s Really In It For You?

Transferring your balances to a low-interest credit card is a great idea if you are actively working to eliminate debt quickly and have the discipline not to incur new debt.

Caveat Emptor! 4 Major Retailers Sued In Fake Pricing Scheme

JC Penney, Sears, Macy’s and Kohl’s were all recently named in a suit for an alleged “false reference pricing scheme.”

Holiday Travel Tips

Here are a few tips to help you maintain your sanity during this year’s travel rush

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