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Yael Kent

Yael Kent is a personal finance enthusiast with experience writing about credit cards, credit repair, debt, and more. In addition to being an editor at Creditnet, she has been featured on Yahoo Finance, Reuters, and other financial sites.

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Recent Blogs

Is This the End of ATM Cards?

Despite the popularity of ATM cards to consumers, it seems that they will soon become extinct. There are actually two primary forces moving against the ATM card — one being customer convenience and security, and the other being cost efficiency for banks. 

Top Things to Know About Your Taxes

The 2015 tax season brings about a variety of changes for every consumer. From the new healthcare law and required payments for penalties to adjusted calculations for different tax brackets, you might be surprised at how much of a refund you get or how much you have to pay. 

Financial Advice in the Dating World: Who Pays?

Throughout human history, men have provided for the women. This trend is evident in all records of ancient hunting-gathering societies, so it is not likely to be circumvented any time soon. In evolutionary terms, the top indicator of being an alpha male has always been an ability to support and shelter women. And in more recent times, men have earned higher wages so as to “provide” for the family. In general, this is why men are expected to cover first date expenses.

5 Ways You Can Save this Valentine's Day

As Valentine's Day quickly approaches, it's a good time to start planning your night so that you can be one of the people saving money when all is said and done. Failure to plan out your night in advance can cost you big. You'll likely have to pay more to get flowers, you won't have the best selection of affordable restaurants and you might find yourself paying extra to get your special someone the gift she wants.

Do Your Emotions Regulate Your Money?

What makes a shopper decide to buy one shirt over the other or a box of chocolates in addition to the fresh produce they planned to buy? Cravings and desires all stem from one thing: emotions. Emotions are defined as a 'natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood or relationships with other people.' Common emotions include fear, anger, sadness, joy, trust, surprise and anticipation. Each of these can affect the way you manage your money.