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What to Do When Your Credit Card Gets Stolen

Many people start panicking when they find their credit card is lost. Actually this reaction is not very helpful. Because with the right knowledge, you can handle this bad situation much better! If your credit card is stolen, the first and most important thing you need to do is act quickly. If you act quickly, the damage can be minimized - in fact, it can cost you as little as nothing. If you wait to act on the theft, however, it... [Continue Reading]

How to Switch to a Lower Interest Credit Card

If your credit cards are gauging you on the payments, what can you do about it? You can switch. Switching from an old credit card to a new, lower interest rate card can save you a lot of money. However, it also takes quite a bit of effort. Here's how to switch from an old card to a new card with as little hassle as possible. Compare Credit Card Offers Start by collecting credit card offers. You know those pesky direct mail pieces... [Continue Reading]

Easy Guide to Smart Shopping Online

Holiday season is here and everyone is making a beeline to buy appropriate gifts to suit the occasion. At times like these the stores are almost filled up with huge crowds and deals that make it almost impossible to get what you want. It is relatively easier to go shopping online to save time and get better deals quickly. However, online shopping is convenient but at the same time, it can also be potentially dangerous to shop online.... [Continue Reading]

How to Get Your First Credit Card

If you have no credit history, how do you get a credit card? Your first credit card marks your first foray into the world of adult finance and responsible lending. It's an important step for any citizen to take. Getting a credit card today can help set up your credit for future car loans and even mortgage loans. This is how to get your first credit card, even with zero previous history. Most Importantly, Get a Source of Income It's... [Continue Reading]

Several Ways to Reduce Spending And Control Your Personal Finance

It's truly difficult to listen to companions, family, or colleagues discuss the new things they have. Possibly they purchased another auto, an extra large flat screen TV, or something else you've needed. Despite the fact that you'd like to possess the same things, nothing says you need to. Perhaps you're accustomed to going out to lunch with companions each day. Through the span of the month, that can indicate a lot of superfluous... [Continue Reading]

Smart Strategies to Get the Biggest Bargains at Flea Markets

The best thing about shopping at a flea market is the ability to talk dealers down on their prices. Many dealers do not set their prices in stone, only as a bargaining tactic. Read on to find out how to get the biggest bargain when you visit the next flea market. Arriving early at the flea market ensures that you will have the first view of the wares. Arriving early is also a great way to save money. Many dealers remain at the flea... [Continue Reading]

Painless Ways to Start Saving Money for a New Car

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Maybe you have had your old car so long that itís time for an upgrade. If this is you, learn how you can start saving for that new car and not have to cry about it. Saving is hard for most people without a strategy in place. It is easy to say that you want to save money each month, but hard to do. When it comes to big ticket items like cars, the challenge can seem like an overwhelming... [Continue Reading]

How To Downsize Your Home

People are considering making many changes in their lives now that we are in a recession. This is not a necessarily a bad thing. For example, after lossing their jobs, many people have choosen to become a digital nomad, nor location independent entreprenur. Lowering costs is sound financial advice. One way to lower your overall cost of living is to downsize your home. The kids have gone to college or are making a living on their own.... [Continue Reading]

Why Budgeting is Important

Budget, it's a word that many adults dread and many more avoid. They think the prospects of developing a budget or spending plan is akin to torture. Instead, they make unrealistic plans such as buying a new car or traveling to China for vacation. As a matter of fact, these bad habits will not make your life better. Instead, the lack of budgeting will put you into a really bad situation. Therefore, it's very important to start... [Continue Reading]

Be Aware of Rogue Debt Management Companies

Debt is nothing new in society today but with a recession, it can get worse - especially for those who were not having problems before. When you notice that your debt is mounting, the best option might be to seek help from good professional sources. But, how can you be sure that the debt management company you choose is the right one? It would be nice if everyone who says that they are out to help you really was. Unfortunately that is... [Continue Reading]