In a world where your credit score may affect everything from your home loan to car insurance rates, it is no surprise that everyone is looking for that quick fix to bump their score a few points. Although major improvements in credit take several months (and sometimes years) of responsible credit usage and money management, [...]
Summer may be over, but your debt from summer travels might not be. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself and your family to a relaxing vacation, but you might have spent more than you planned for initially. “It can be especially hard to pay off debt for something like travel, where you’ve already ‘used up’ [...]
It is Labor Day weekend, so we hope you get that extra day off to relax. For now, take a look at this week’s military personal finance roundup. Whether you’re curious how your credit card number is created or looking for cheap ways to tailgate, we found what you need.
First of all, the Personal Finance Hangout from Wednesday night was recorded. So if you missed it, fear not. Now, this week’s military personal finance roundup has quite a bit on credit cards even though the week’s theme was homeownership. Certain topics are just too hot to ignore!
Quite an array of topics popped up this week in the military personal finance roundup. There’s a little bit of something for everyone: traveling families, spendthrifts, savers, cooks, pat racks and credit builders. Let’s see what’s for you:
This week’s Military Personal Finance Roundup features blog posts covering an array of topics. For military families, there are a few pieces about money and children. Then there are a bunch of pieces that can help you manage your money. Take a look:
At a time when credit scores mean so much, especially to prospective homebuyers, a credit card interest rate that climbs is one of the last things military cardholders need. Before you agree to a credit card contract, dig through it and make sure you’re clear on the reasons why your interest rate could spike. Your [...]
Credit may make the world go round, but it has become a complicated system where individuals juggle large balances across a number of sources. If you’re looking to open your first credit card account or just shopping around for a new one, look for these key terms before you sign on the dotted line:
This marks day two of our series Put a Bow on Your Holiday Budget: 6 Days of Advice. The holiday spending season is already booming. Sales were up 16 percent during this year’s Black Friday weekend compared to 2010, according to the National Retail Federation. Consumers spent nearly $400 on average over that four-day holiday stretch, [...]
Amid global financial turmoil, service members have a right to be skeptical about having a credit card. On the other hand, military families can find exclusive rates and terms on credit cards that may make them more useful and less burdensome. No two families are in the exact same fiscal situation, so it’s best to [...]