Create a Special Valentine’s Day on a Budget

By Joey Johnston | February 11, 2020

Love makes people do foolish things. Nothing is more foolish than going into debt for Valentine’s Day. We’re not anti-love. We just want you to celebrate Valentine’s Day without losing…

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Royals Meg & Harry Seek the Thrill of Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

By Tom Jackson | January 29, 2020

Did you hear? The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided they want to be like you. They want to find jobs, start paying bills, put their kid through college…

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Tips for Avoiding Debt This Christmas

By Tom Jackson | November 25, 2019

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year – if you’re a credit card company. Billions of dollars are being charged, and those bills could haunt consumers all year…

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Debt Was Part of Thanksgiving the Day the Pilgrims Arrived

By Tom Jackson | November 1, 2019

Everybody is familiar with Thanksgiving traditions like eating turkey, watching football and trying to avoid annoying relatives at the dinner table. But there’s one tradition millions of Americans don’t realize…

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Father’s Day Gift? Take Some Financial Pressure off Dad

By Tom Jackson | May 30, 2019

Millions of dads won’t admit it, but what they really want for Father’s Day isn’t an Apple watch or a Tom Brady jersey or a hair transplant. What they really…

Valentine's Day and Debt

Unhappy Couple: Debt and Valentine’s Day

By Joey Johnston | February 12, 2019

Valentine’s Day is approaching and romance is in the air. If you’re going out with someone you want to impress, there are a few simple rules. Don’t wear a Bill…

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Destination Weddings Don’t Have to Break the Bank

By Tom Jackson | June 21, 2018

These days, for the launching of a lifetime together, the only thing better than a properly organized wedding is a properly organized destination wedding. After all, it’s not just a…

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5 Holiday Shopping Tips to Save You Money

By Joey Johnston | November 10, 2017

The holiday shopping season has officially begun. Staying out of credit card debt during the holidays is easier said then done. However, it’s not impossible. Whether you plan on hitting…

Women Shopping for the Holidays

101 Holiday Savings Tips

By Joey Johnston | November 10, 2017

If you’re still paying off the bills from last year’s holiday merriment, we’ve got a list for you. You’ll find 101 money-saving tips from food to gifts, entertainment to travel,…

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Tips for Holiday Travel Savings

By Joey Johnston | November 30, 2016

Low fuel costs and an improving economy are expected to make 2016 a strong year for holiday travel, which is great news if you own a hotel, gas station or…