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Lead a healthy financial life with our easy-to-understand money tips.

Beginner's Guide to Airline Miles and Points

Learn how airline miles work and the 10 steps you should follow to start collecting travel rewards. Before long, you'll be well on your way to redeeming miles for flights and hotel rooms.

The History of Money - Past, Present and Future

As the popular saying goes, “Money makes the world go round.” As long as there are products to consume, a monetary system will be needed to enable the trade of these goods. Taking a glimpse into our ancestors’ methods provides us with an interesting history lesson to help us understand why our currency methods are ever evolving.

Infographic: Credit Card Debt Statistics

Nobody wants to pay more than they have to. But paying even just an extra dollar on all your long-term loans or credit card bills can save you money in the long run.

Lost Wallet: What To Do

If you have ever lost your wallet or purse before, you know the headache that comes with this simple misstep. First, you have to dig up all of the account information for the cards you *think* were in your wallet. Next, you contact each creditor to explain the situation. And then you wait nervously for the fallout that can happen when your information falls into the wrong hands.

Infographic: Why Volunteering is Good for You

You want to give back and do good. But, let's admit it, you need some motivation. We've got it for you, by the many ways volunteering is good for you - not just those people you're helping out.



    Redeem American Airlines Miles

    December 18, 2017 - Tips for Airline Credit Cards
    Redeem AAdvantage miles for the most value. This guide highlights some of the best award redemption opportunities with American Airline miles.

    Average SAT Score

    December 17, 2017 - Tips for Best Credit Card for College Students
    The average college-bound student has an SAT score of 1060. Graduates from private high schools greatly outperform public school graduates by 130 points and males test better than females.

    Average Bedroom Size

    December 15, 2017 - Tips for Buying Your First Home
    Legally, a bedroom only has to measure 70 square feet. Luckily, the average apartment bedroom measures 132 square feet and the average bedroom in a home is 219 square feet.

    Average Tax Refund

    December 13, 2017 - Tips for Tax Tips
    The average taxpayer receives just over $2,700 in tax refunds each year. This is just about 5% of the median annual income in the U.S.

    Average Car Loan Interest Rate

    December 11, 2017 - Tips for Gas Credit Card
    Good credit can get you a favorable car loan interest rate around 4.3 - 4.5%. Bad credit can leave you with interest rates as high as 19%. The difference is that drastic.

    Yellow Diamond

    December 10, 2017 - Tips for Diamonds
    Thinking of a yellow diamond? Read this guide to learn what they are and how to buy the best fancy colored diamond.

    Average Cost of Car Insurance

    December 9, 2017 - Tips for How to Save Money
    It's not unusual to spend $1,000 - $4,000 per year on car insurance. Young drivers and poor driving records tend to send the prices soaring.
    American Express Platinum Credit Score: What You Need to Know

    American Express Platinum Credit Score

    December 8, 2017 - Tips for AMEX Platinum
    The average The Platinum Card® from American Express cardholder has a great credit score. But credit requirements may not be as tough as you think. Find out how to improve your odds.

    Average Cost of Life Insurance

    December 7, 2017 - Tips for How to Save Money
    Life insurance can cost you an average of $2,000 - $7,000 per year. You could pay that amount for the next 15-30 years too. Is life insurance worth the cost?

    Average Cost of Daycare

    December 5, 2017 - Tips for Baby
    If you plan to have kids, stock up your savings account now. Daycare alone can cost as much as $20,000 per year. The average throughout the U.S. is $11,000, or $917 per month. At a minimum, plan on spending at least 10% of your annual income on daycare costs if both partners work outside of the home.

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