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Premium Gift Ideas For Men That Matter

Men are notoriously hard to shop for. You can always play it safe with another gift card or bottle of booze, but with a little thought, it's possible to find premium gifts for men that really matter. So let’s say you’ve set aside some money to spen … [Read more...]

I Tracked How Much I Spent On Coffee Over Two Years. Ouch, Just Ouch.

Recently, I noticed how much the habit of buying coffee and lunch each day was costing me. What I didn’t realize, though, was how it was impacting other aspects of my life. A while back, my fiancé and I took hard look at our monthly expenses; we we … [Read more...]

LoopPay: A Virtual Wallet That Works Almost Everywhere

One year ago, a KickStarter project launched that promised to deliver the end of carrying around a wallet full of credit cards. How? With a simple device that could store as many credit cards and gift cards you wanted, and could be used at the … [Read more...]

You Know You Don’t Need A New Phone; So Why Are You Buying One Anyway?

Apple rolled out the iPhone 6 this month and -- to a technofile like me -- the goods are tempting. A larger screen, better camera, and all your credit cards synced up to one device. Some people are born with an inner sense of frugality that makes … [Read more...]

For Private Student Loans, Consider Credit Unions

There was a time when your summer job could let you pay for college tuition on your own, and your part-time gig near campus would cover living expenses like rent, food, and gas. In today's reality, an independent student simply cannot earn enough t … [Read more...]

Will Your Car Insurance Come Through After An Accident? Lessons Learned From A Total Loss

Last Fall, I had the misfortune of being on the receiving end of a rescue scenario for which, as a former firefighter and EMT, I had trained and performed numerous times: an auto extrication. As I passed through one of Boston’s beloved rotaries ( … [Read more...]

Quick Look: Student Loan Rates Went Up This Week

Heads up: interest rates for government-backed student loans went up as of July 1, 2014. Here’s a breakdown of the increase. Undergraduate Stafford loans: 3.86 to 4.66 percent. Graduate Stafford loans: 5.41 to 6.21 percent. Plus loans for p … [Read more...]

Don’t Drink And Buy: How Many Of These Ways Have You Wasted Money…While Wasted?

By the time you're managing your own money, hopefully you've learned that there are at least two things that a responsible adult never mixes with alcohol: Driving home and texting exes. Although sending a two-a.m. SnapChat to your estranged c … [Read more...]

ReadyForZero: A Money App That Helps You Defeat Debt On Your Own

I enjoy using Mint.com to track my expenses and frequently use its budgeting and goals tool to set up the best debt snowball for paying down my balances. The problem I keep running into, though, is turning my plan into actual payments. Enter … [Read more...]

For The Best Price On A New Car, TrueCar.com Levels The Field Between Buyer And Dealer

In the ever-growing pool of car shopping resources, TrueCar stands out as one of the most useful, and genuine, tools for consumers. TrueCar is free service that gives you data on what thousands of people paid for the exact car you want to buy. It … [Read more...]