This week: Smart ways to use credit cards, affordable ways to treat yourself, DIY holiday gift bags, the worst money mistakes you can make and saving while pregnant.
Credit & Debt
Millions of Americans either underestimate or underreport how much debt they have — often by a lot. It’s a self-deception that can be very costly.
A growing percentage of Americans see their debt as insurmountable. At the same time, a lot more people are debt-free this year than last.
If you receive a bill from a collection agency for a debt that’s 10 years old, do you have to pay it? If you think the statute of limitations automatically lets you off the hook, think again.
There is a good reason why sales associates suggest store credit cards to customers during checkout. Find out more.
With the remarkable surge of online shopping (RIP shopping mall), I’ve been asked for advice on staying safe while shopping online. Here are some simple suggestions that can make a big difference.
Before you hunt down all those Cyber Monday deals, check your online account settings for a two-step verification option.