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My Millionaire Friend Offers the Best Advice You’ll Get All Year

I had planned to write a column about credit scores until my friend Pete called me earlier in the week and asked me to meet him at his office. After our meeting, I knew I had to share with you what he told me. Pete (not his real name) is a close … [Read more...]

Is The Payday Loan Industry’s Bad Rep Deserved? Clients Say: ‘We Know What We’re Getting Into’

Sometimes, payday can't come fast enough. As someone who derives income as a freelancer, the game that many clients play goes something like this: “Get my work done, like, yesterday! And as for your check, our terms are 90 days net, unless the p … [Read more...]

A Target-sized Data Breach Will Happen Again; 11 Ways to Protect Yourself

A few days before Christmas, I hit a Chicago Target and bought “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures,” a Wii U game for my son. The half-price sale proved too good to resist, but only up to a point. Nothing short of a gun to my head could’ve compelled m … [Read more...]

Survey Finds Most Americans are Delusional About Their Money — Are You?

More than half of Americans 25 and older give the average American a failing grade when it comes to their knowledge of saving and investing according to a survey by Genworth Financial. Respondents (whose average annual income is $50,000 or higher) … [Read more...]

Get the Most Money for Your Used Phone

We the People — at least the tech-savvy ones — crossed an invisible line in 2013. It didn’t get much coverage, but ultimately it will prove more historic than the government shutdown, twerking and the Red Sox winning the World Series combined. Curio … [Read more...]

Are You a Compulsive Shopper? Here’s How to Spot it and Stop it

Like a 500-foot inflatable Santa chucking gadget-filled, diamond-trimmed stockings to all good little iBoys and iGirls, Black Friday is nearly here. So, should I be psyched? I’m not. Actually I’m worried, though this has nothing to do with lan … [Read more...]

My Thanksgiving Dish to You: Give Thanks for Everything, Even the Tough Stuff

As I sit here at a Chicago Starbucks, in the heart of the funky Lincoln Square neighborhood, the first brisk snowfall of the season is coating the cars on Lincoln Avenue like a thin sheath of whipped cream on a warm mocha. It’s a beautiful sight to b … [Read more...]

With SoFi, Fellow Alums can Help you Refinance Student Loans

When bold new ideas come along to help you take control of your finances, we love to tell you about them; that’s why we're here. We also strive to be transparent, because we're human. David and I have always shared about how we've messed up our f … [Read more...]

Build Your Personal Brand Online: 5 Tips to Land that job or Promotion Faster

Becoming an adult means entering the workforce and, eventually, taking your career to the next level. On the one hand, young workers in some fields have tremendous advantages. Take media: As newspapers jump to online-only status, they’re dumping ol … [Read more...]

Frugal can be fun: 10 Ways to cut Costs Without Cutting Corners

Let's face it, folks: Frugal is in. Very in. And what's more, it's fun ... especially at a time when making ends meet is anything but. The Great Recession took away lots of things from Americans and gave little if anything back. Credit is much … [Read more...]