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Credit Tips for Young Adults


Even when you're down and out and drowning in debt, you still have rights. Creditors can't treat you as they please, like some pitiful pariah.

Infographic: Public Transportation Statistics

As I was riding the D.C. Metro a couple of weeks ago, I was reminded of the metro tickets I keep as mementos of places I’ve traveled: San Francisco’s BART, Atlanta’s MARTA, and New York City’s subway system. That got me thinking about stories of families who’ve saved a bundle by becoming one-car (or no-car) households.

Is convenience all you want in a checking account? Not really. You also want the kind of account that won’t bog you down with annoying fees. But that’s what brick-and-mortar banks fail to deliver when it comes to even the simplest of checking ...

Are some people going into debt to buy gas as fuel prices rise? Are some people trying to dig out of a mountain of credit card debt with a minimum-payment teaspoon? How are people who are struggling financially using their credit cards and ...

While in college, it’s normal to have help from parents or student loans in order to pay the monthly bills. So graduating and taking your first steps into the “real world” is often a very scary experience. This infographic helps to spell out the ...



New Tips for Young Adults

    Best Time to Buy a Used Car

    July 18, 2014 - By Erin K - Tips for Cars
    Buying a car is a huge purchase, so you want to make sure you’re getting the very best deal possible. When you’re convinced that a used car makes the most sense (after all, the value of new car shrinks significantly once you drive off the lot), keep your savvy spending streak alive even further by making your purchase only during certain times of the year.

    Study: Best Place to Buy Furniture

    July 14, 2014 - Reviews for What to Buy in July
    There’s nothing practical about buying furniture. You have to measure your space, shop around for the look you want and the color you’re after, and then you either have to hope that the piece you’re buying will fit in your car or that you can borrow a friend’s truck. Or pay a hefty delivery fee. And then you have to wait for the delivery.

    Study: Best Savings Account

    July 9, 2014 - By Colleen O'Connor-Grant - Reviews for Compound Interest
    The goal of a savings account isn’t just to squirrel away money. A savings account is where your money should grow in value, over time, by earning interest. Ideally, you’ll end up with more money than you started with, and the money is easily accessible to you whenever you need it.

    Study: Best Job Search Site

    July 7, 2014 - By Josh D - Tips for Career Advice
    The arrival of summer means much more than just warmer weather, cookouts, and graduation parties. It means a flood of recent college graduates looking to land their first real job, and those who have jobs using their vacation to fantasize about their next one.

    10 Smart Ways to Build Credit

    July 2, 2014 - By Sheryl Nance-Nash - Tips for Credit Check
    Credit is critical. There is no confusion on this point. With good credit, the window of opportunity is wide open. When one person – the banker down the street or the credit card issuer who OK’d your online application – gives you financing, everything that comes afterward will be easier and cheaper, as long as you use the trust you’ve been given wisely.

    TradeKing vs E-Trade

    June 25, 2014 - By Michelle S - Reviews for Investment
    Discount brokers are game changers. They allow individual investors to be self-reliant.

    Budgeting Statistics: By the Numbers

    June 20, 2014 - By Livia Gershon - Tips for How to Get Out of Debt
    Impulse purchases used to be limited to grabbing a candy bar at the checkout line or picking up a CD at the mall. Now, we can sit on the couch and order the latest iPad with just a click or even buy a movie and start watching it a second later.

    Best Place to Buy a Suit - J Crew vs Banana Republic vs Suitsupply

    June 19, 2014 - By Ross F - Reviews for Career Advice
    Shopping for a new suit seems like a simple process: find a jacket, some pants to match and just like that, you’re ready to nail your job interview, rock the boardroom, get married or go to a funeral (just preferably not all on the same day). Unfortunately, “simple” and “shopping” rarely go together, especially in the world of retail. A first-time suit shopper has almost no chance of success against the cluttered racks and overwhelming inventory of the average department store. But, with a ...

    Study: Most Women-Friendly States

    June 18, 2014 - By Jasmine W - Tips for Money Tips for Women
    We tend to choose which state to live in based on our job, or our spouse’s job, or where we grew up. But maybe our gender should play a guiding role in this decision. Think about it: most women feel they are getting the shaft regarding how much they are paid as compared to men, and they have needs that don’t apply to men as much (gynecological care and access to certain kinds of jobs).

    Top 5 Credit Card Deals with No Annual Fees

    June 17, 2014 - Deals for Credit Card Deals
    For your next credit card, you want a lucrative deal. What you don’t want is to pay for the privilege with an annoying and pricey annual fee. We canvassed current offerings by credit card companies on CreditDonkey for the best cash back, reward points, balance transfers, travel rewards, and small business offers. Our criteria: the deals had to be good and the annual fee had to be nothing.

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