November 2nd, 2012
Link Roundup: Stupid Credit Card Tricks: How Your Credit Card Company Lies to You
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Stupid Credit Card Tricks: How Your Credit Card Company Lies to You “While some deceptions might be more obvious than others, most fall under the rubric of “read the fine print closely.” Of course, this only helps if you actually know what it is that you’re looking for. I’ve put together this handy list that no one should apply for a credit card without having read.” Wise Bread
The 4 Biggest Financial Fears—And How to Conquer Them “Freaked out by ghosts and ghouls? They don’t have anything on chrometophobia, or the fear of money. In fact, if you let money matters like setting a budget or taking a peek at your credit report scare the bejeebers out of you, you could make some truly fearsome financial decisions.” LearnVest
39 Tips That’ll Save You Hundreds On Your Next Trip “Travel can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can pay for. However, it can also be one of the most expensive. Fortunately, there are ways to cut costs so you can afford your dream vacation.” SavvySugar
7 Ways Your Finances are Scarier Than Zombies “Thanks to the Walking Dead zombies are more popular than ever this Halloween. You might even say they’re cool. But do you know what’s scarier than zombies? Facing yet another Halloween with your financial demons!” Free From Broke
Do You Take The Guaranteed Money in Your 20s? “What do you go for in your 20s? Should you take the guaranteed money or take some risks?” Lazy Man and Money
5 Ways to Get Free Money “Everyone likes free money. It’s my favorite kind, personally. I’m talking about the $20 bill lying on the ground. The birthday check from Great Aunt Winifred for $5. The extra 30 minutes someone overpaid on the parking meter that you get to use when you park there. It’s all good.” Brip Blap
5 Tips to Immediately Increase Your Net Worth “Your net worth is not only a financial status marker, but is also an important symbol of your family’s economic stability and freedom. Between 2007 and 2010, the crux of the recent financial crisis, the average net worth of the American family dropped 40% according to the Federal Reserve. As we climb out of this crisis, it is now more important than ever to recover lost gains and take any steps to immediately increase net worth as we try to rebound over the long term.” Personal Finance Analyst
Why Layaway Is Bad For Your Family’s Finances “Stores’ layaway programs are like state lotteries. They prey on the poorest and most uneducated in our society. Let me clue you in on a little secret. Layaway is great for stores, but it is typically a losing proposition for us consumers. Here’s why layaway is bad and you should consider staying away from layaway programs.” Money Q&A
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