Category Archives: Credit Cards

Stressed Out? Money is the Number One Stressor in Americans’ Lives

There’s no doubt Americans are living in a supercharged, super stressful world right now. Even if the stresses of the world are not necessarily weighing you down, you might have a friend or loved one who is struggling right now. This information and these tips for coping might benefit them. A survey by the American Psychological Association conducted between August 2016 and January 2017 shows that, for the first time in 10 years, Americans’ overall… Read More »

11 Tips To Protect You From Identity Theft & Related Tax Fraud

Kelly Phillips Erb If the chatter is to be believed, identity theft tops the list of taxpayer concerns for 2018. And it’s not all in your head: an Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, found that identity thieves stole $16 billion from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014, a new victim every two seconds . Those statistics are scary but there is some good news to be found in the report: the… Read More »

Commentary: The Perils of a Cashless Society

Los Angeles Times – By Mikki Kendall Visa last year offered up to 50 small businesses a $10,000 bounty to go cashless. Though it is still too early to know what will happen to the businesses that won the contest (Visa has not announced the winners yet), the key arguments in favor of cash-abandonment are that it would lead to more efficient service and carry a lower risk of theft. A recent New York Times… Read More »

Hate the ‘B Word’? 7 Simple Steps To Create a Budget You Can Live With

by Liz Frazier Peck Everyone hates the B word. It’s easy to see why; your budget restricts what you do and judges every little mistake you make. As much as we hate budgets, without them we have no method to save for our goals or any concept of what and where we spend. Although a budget is an important part of our financial health, often times a budget can cause more harm than good. It… Read More »