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Top Ways to Lower Your Financial Stress

If there is one common thing that can keep people up at night, it is financial stress. Regardless of your age or income level, you may worry about if you have enough money to pay certain bills, how you will afford to send the kids to school, or if you are saving enough for retirement. These are just a few of the common concerns that people face about their finances. While some may think that the answer to their financial woes is to increase their income level, the fact is that financial stress is common across all income brackets.

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How to Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees

Foreign transaction fees are often as high as 4 percent and are charged by virtually all credit card issuers for purchases made overseas. How can you avoid them?

If you're like most world travelers these days, credit cards will be your preferred method of payment as you set out on your next adventure. So, take the time now to choose the right credit card and significantly reduce the cost of your next vacation or business trip.

on Wed, 2016-05-11 17:26

Think twice before getting a cash advance.

If you are in a lot of debt, a cash advance or payday loan can seem incredibly helpful. With a cash advance, you get cash almost immediately. These loans are easy to get approved for, and you can pay off the debt you need. However, be careful before getting one. These small, short term loans are useful if you are in a financial bind. But if there is no financial emergency, definitely think twice before getting a cash advance!
on Fri, 2016-05-06 17:23

How to Build Credit from Scratch

It really is a classic Catch-22. You've got to have credit to get credit. So if you have no credit history at all, how should you go about building a good credit score from scratch?

The tactics will vary depending upon your personal circumstances, but several proven methods are sure to get anyone started in the right direction. If you just don't know where to begin, try following these three tips first.

1. Get a Secured Credit Card from Your Bank

on Wed, 2016-04-27 16:38

Ask Creditnet: Should I Ever Use a Credit Card Cash Advance?

Dear Creditnet: I've been tempted to use the cash advance option on my credit card more than once, but have always found the necessary cash to scrape by when it came down to it.

Can you explain how cash advances work, and should I ever apply for one if my cash situation gets especially tight? Thanks in advance. - Chris from Austin, TX

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Pay Rent With Credit Cards and Earn Big Rewards

If you rent an apartment, the largest expense in your monthly budget is most likely your rent.  So would you put your rent on a credit card if you could?  If you plan to pay off your balance each and every month, the answer to this question is hopefully a resounding yes!

That said, it's estimated that 70 percent of renters still pay their rent via paper check in the United States.  More and more landlords are accepting credit cards each year though, and renters are quickly jumping on the bandwagon in order to maximize credit card rewards.

on Tue, 2016-04-19 12:51

Why Pay Taxes with a Credit Card?

Do you have a friend who always brags about how big he expects his tax refund to be and what he plans to spend it on? I do.

Every year I bite my tongue as I listen to him go on and on about the huge check he’ll be getting from Uncle Sam and how he’s already spent the money on a new toy of some sort. I just have to nod my head and say, “Great man, great. I’m really happy for you.”