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6 red-hot, real-deal personal finance influencers

6 red-hot personal finance social media influencers

We culled the web for some of the top money experts, including J. Money (natch), Tiffany Aliche ("the Budgetnista") and "Soldier of Finance" author Jeff Rose.

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Infographic: Many see red (ink, that is) after a vacation

With the U.S. summer vacation season at full throttle, LearnVest has found that almost three-quarters of Americans (74 percent) confess they've gone into debt for a vacation.

As for what they're willing to do going forward, the different generations vary on how willing they say they are to take on future debt. Experience-hungry millennials are the most willing, with about half of them saying they'd be OK taking on debt for a future trip.

Generation Z adults were less likely, at 37 percent, and baby boomers only half as willing as that, at just 18 percent, LearnVest found.

LearnVest's 2017 Money Habits and Confessions survey was conducted online in December by Wakefield Research. Drawing on responses from 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18 and older, the findings were released in June.

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'Speaking of Credit'
Q&A with Barry Paperno

Why a recent graduate
should get a second card

'Speaking of Credit' Q&A with Barry Paperno

Used wisely, the right credit card can help you keep building credit. See Expert Q&A

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CreditCards.com reviews
of retail credit cards

retail card reviews

As you start your back-to-school shopping, check out our reviews of retail credit cards. We looked at some of the most popular retail cards, comparing their rewards programs, special financing deals, APRs and other perks, as well as potential pitfalls.


Our 3 best no annual fee cards
of summer 2017

Best no annual fee cards of summer 2017

You don't have to pay a high annual fee to earn a big return on a rewards card. Our three best no annual fee credit cards offer an impressive amount of cash back, miles or points.


Back-to-school
credit guide 2017

Whether you're a parent preparing for school bills or a young adult heading off to college, our back-to-school guide will help you spend and use credit wisely this back-to-school season.


Credit card special offers,
limited-time promotions

So you won't miss out on limited-time credit card offers and special promotions, we've created an updated list of bonus points and exclusive perks from card issuers, retailers, airlines, hotels, ride-share services and more.


'Taking Charge' blog

To cut card debt, change how you pay bills To cut your card debt,
change how you pay bills


Kelly Dilworth | 7/27/2017

Card issuers will let you switch due dates, and tools and apps can help you get your financial house in order. See more


Student card survey 2017:
Offers become more generic

The number of credit cards marketed directly to college students has fallen dramatically, and many are indistinguishable from other cards, our survey of student credit cards finds.


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Credit card tip of the day

Back-to-school shopping? 3 ways to maximize rewards: Sign-up bonus, shopping portals and cash back can cut your costs on school clothes, shoes and computers.



Updated: 07-27-2017