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Personal Finance 2021-04-12T15:06:05Z

I'm a financial planner, and there are 3 things I always tell clients before buying a vacation home

Did you know a second-home mortgage is harder to get than a mortgage on a primary residence? It's something to consider before buying a vacation home.
Personal Finance 2021-04-10T12:16:00Z

I never used to think much about my savings account, but reading 'Broke Millennial' convinced me that was an expensive mistake

After reading "Broke Millennial" by Erin Lowry, she moved her savings to an online bank to earn far more in interest.
Personal Finance 2021-04-09T20:31:07Z

Chase Pay Yourself Back gives you up to 50% more value when you redeem points for groceries, dining, home improvement, and more — here's how it works

Chase Sapphire Preferred, Reserve, and Ink Business Preferred cardholders get an extra good deal using points toward purchases in select categories.
Personal Finance 2021-04-09T19:05:00Z

I've worked in the financial industry for years, and there are 5 things I'd tell anyone about how to build wealth

After eight years in the financial industry, the author has picked up a few tricks of the trade, including creative ways to build wealth faster.
Personal Finance 2021-04-08T21:58:51Z

The pandemic isn't over, but here's why I'm hoarding Chase Ultimate Rewards points again

Now that travel is slowly ramping up again, it's time to maximize Chase credit cards like the Sapphire Reserve and Freedom Flex and earn more points.
Personal Finance 2021-04-08T19:06:24Z

I'm a financial planner, and all my millionaire clients have 4 habits in common

Her millionaire clients keep a long-term focus on their finances, make a plan and stick to it, and don't get freaked out by market swings.
Personal Finance 2021-04-07T21:07:24Z

Watching my best friend rack up over $10,000 in credit card debt made me put 5 checks and balances in place to avoid the same mistake

Reviewing weekly spending, setting aside an emergency fund, and staying accountable can help you stay out of credit card trouble.
Personal Finance 2021-04-07T20:08:08Z

The 5 best credit card rewards programs for socially distant travel in 2021

Flexible rewards like Capital One miles and Citi ThankYou points are great if you want to book vacation rentals, outdoor activities, and more.
Personal Finance 2021-04-07T17:00:21Z

Watching my mom cry over some lost change taught me to protect every dollar I earn, and that lesson has served me well for years

The author and her mom collected cans to swap for change to pay the rent. When some change once got left behind, her mom was devastated.
Personal Finance 2021-04-07T16:28:27Z

My 'FU Money' made it easier to deal with a bad boss at my 6-figure job: I quit

By saving up two years' worth of expenses, the author was able to leave her job when a new boss made it clear she was no longer valued.
Personal Finance 2021-04-06T22:13:16Z
Personal Finance 2021-04-06T22:11:00Z

The best credit cards to use in New York City

Whether you're a resident or visiting NYC, make the most of your spending on transit, dining, entertainment, and more with the right credit cards.
Personal Finance 2021-04-06T22:08:53Z

Capital One Venture card review: One of the best travel credit cards, with an excellent sign-up bonus and 2x miles on every purchase

The Capital One Venture Rewards credit card offers up to 100,000 miles, and it's easy to earn and redeem rewards for flights, hotels, and more.
Personal Finance 2021-04-06T19:58:00Z

3 piece-of-cake strategies I used to save $3,000 in 2 months

She wanted to invest more for retirement but needed $3,000 to buy into her chosen index fund, so she hustled hard to save the cash.
Personal Finance 2021-04-06T19:24:49Z

The worst investing advice I ever got cost me hundreds of dollars in a single month

As a new investor, the author put money into individual companies instead of broad-based funds. Taking a friend's advice to hold the stocks cost her.
Personal Finance 2021-04-05T21:52:53Z

How my family used the Capital One Venture Rewards card to save over $1,200 on a spring break vacation rental

You can redeem Capital One Venture Rewards for a wide range of travel beyond airfare and hotels, and it's easy to erase purchases with miles.
Personal Finance 2021-04-05T19:13:25Z

My husband and I save 50% of our income thanks to 4 painless lifestyle changes

By increasing her earnings and limiting her housing, food, and hobby expenses, the author and her husband maximize their savings.
Personal Finance 2021-04-05T17:14:24Z

I've been running my bridesmaid-for-hire business for over 6 years, and I credit my success to 3 smart tips I got from a mentor

After starting her business in 2014, the author's mentor advised her to continue growing her personal net worth while working on her business.
Personal Finance 2021-04-04T14:02:00Z

How to collect a life insurance payout when a loved one dies

The author lost his father to prostate cancer in 2020 and helped his mother go through the process of collecting his life insurance payouts.
Personal Finance 2021-04-04T12:59:00Z

I bought a life insurance policy for my daughter when she was born, but I've found a better way to spend that $540 a year

Instead of keeping the whole life insurance policy, she's investing the cost of the policy in a brokerage account for her daughter.
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