8 Fascinating Insights about Credit Cards

I combed the internet to find the most interesting stories about credit cards for you. Here are 7 of my favorites. 1. The Tactics of Discover Card Reps How did the telemarketers supposedly trick customers into signing up for the products? The Minnesota attorney general’s office gave us audio files of some of the calls, 2. I am a ...

BOO! Your financial horror stories

As a dude in my 20s, Halloween is my favorite holiday for obvious reasons. Your favorite blogger and New York Times best-selling author, Ramit Sethi A few days ago, in preparation for this magnificent day, I asked the people on my Insider’s List to send me their financial horror stories. Here are some of the best: *     *     *     *     * “How do I ...

How to improve your credit score

Here’s something that you’ll almost never see on a financial TV show: Consider 2 people... One has great credit The other has poor credit In their 30s, they decide to buy houses of similar prices. How much do you think they pay? Simply by virtue of having different credit scores, the person with poor credit will pay over $...

Most people in debt don’t even know how much they owe

Yesterday, I ran a small survey: How long until you're out of debt? Yes, it's a self-selected audience I've long suspected that most people in debt don't even know how much they owe. I'm trying to dig up data on this, but from talking to tons of people about this, I feel comfortable saying "most" people in moderate to significant ...

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Paying for College and Grad School: How to Avoid Spending $100,000 (or more) on a Credential You Don’t Really Need

Yesterday, while flipping channels at 2 in the afternoon, I realized something: "The Real Housewives of Orange County" was playing on not one, but TWO channels at the same time. Two different episodes, at once. Is this heaven? Besides that show, and Jersey Shore, one of my other odd loves is reading online articles about education (see my bookmarks about ...

It would have taken 33 years to pay off her debt. Now, just 5 years

Every week, I get dozens of stories about people using iwillteachyoutoberich to turn their finances around...or just dominate even more than they already were. Today, 3 short ones that I thought you'd like. 1. Alan writes: "I thought you would enjoy this conversion I had yesterday. Couldn't help but think of you and your best acronym, STFUDF. While reading "...