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Logan Abbott

Logan Abbott is a personal finance and credit card expert with over 5 years of experience writing about each topic. He is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business, and also contributes to other online finance publications. He has been quoted in the New York Times, San Diego Union Tribune, TheStreet, and more.

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Recent Blogs

Why We Should Stop Making the Penny

Each year, the U.S. Mint coins 1 billion to over 10 billion pennies. That's anywhere from $10 million to $100 million worth. The cost to manufacture a penny can be nearly 2 cents (depending on the price of copper and zinc). That means the US spends $15 million to produce $10 million worth of pennies.

Google Wallet: Convenient, Dangerous, or Both?

Google has announced a brand new program for smartphones called Google Wallet, which will allow consumers to apply credit card information to their phone and use it to scan for quick and convenient purchases at participating retailers. The announcement signals another move by Google to stay at the forefront of making things as straightforward and convenient as possible. However, with such a bold move into the sphere of personal finance and privacy concerns, will Google Wallet be a convenient step forward for shoppers or a dangerous risk to privacy?

Summer Travel Credit Card Tips That Will Save You Thousands

Certain credit card companies might claim that they're everywhere you want them to be, but have you ever put them to the test? From extended warranties to lost bag insurance, many credit cards offer great benefits that most customers aren't even aware of. We've made a list of the most popular credit card benefits to help your summer vacation and compared how each service stacks up to one another. You'll see how just a flash of your plastic could get you a restaurant reservation, a ticket to a sold-out event or even free concierge service at your hotel. The next time you plan a vacation or just a trip to the museum, take advantage of everything your card has to offer with these amazing credit card benefits.


10 Steps to Home Ownership

First-time homebuyers face an uphill battle when applying for a mortgage in today's real estate environment.  The days of no-credit and no-money-down loans are definitely over—at least for now. There are, however, a number of steps every first-time buyer should follow in order to make the homebuying process as smooth as possible. Here are 10 steps to guide you into homeownership:

Top 5 Movies About Money

Who doesn’t love money? We think about it constantly, we envy those who have more of it than we do, and our entire society is dictated by the almighty dollar bill. Hollywood caught onto this notion a long time ago and has made countless movies about money. Some have glorified the lifestyle of the rich and famous while others have attempted to highlight the personal misery inherent in greed and corruption. Whatever the angle, each film tells a story of how money affects us and how we use it to interact with the world. A select few have made their way to the forefront of popular culture and have heavily influenced the way we think about money, be it a glamorous stack of $100 bills or easy credit cards. Below are the best movies about money that we have come to know and love.