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Podcast: Empowering Consumers to Maximize Credit Card Rewards

Recently, I sat down with PayPod Podcast host and Sales and Marketing Director of Soar Payments Scott Hawksworth to discuss mobile payments and how YamaPay will add value in this space. In this episode, Scott and I talk about: The fintech industry and challenges and opportunities for consumers How YamaPay can help support consumers in …

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Why Your Expensive Luxury Car Doesn’t Impress Smart People

A few days ago Jennifer commented on a post I had written entitled 8 Big Reasons Why You’re Getting an F in Personal Finance 101. She was lamenting the sense of entitlement she saw in many people. Here is an excerpt: “I know a woman who is a single mother and hit up her friends for …

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Dear Friend: Here Are 41 Reasons Why I’m NOT Lending You the Money

I recently saw a curious article in the Huffington Post that attempted to explain why our friends often fail to repay money that they borrow from us. In a nutshell, the piece offered five reasons: You refuse to ask for the money back. You make it too easy for your friends to ignore you. You didn’t get …

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19 Things Your Suburban Millionaire Neighbor Won’t Tell You

That’s right. Although having a million bucks isn’t as impressive as it once was, it’s still nothing to sneeze at. In fact, CNBC reports that in 2015 there were 10.4 million millionaires in the United States alone. That’s a lot of people, people. And the odds are one or two of them are living near you. Heck, one …

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How To Check Your Credit Report

Reviewing your credit report at least once a year is part of a healthy financial routine.  What you should be on the lookout for is errors or out-of-date information. This annual routine is important because you don’t want inaccurate information to hold you back from achieving your financial goals. Here are some big reasons to check your …

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How to Rebuild Credit: 5 Simple Steps

Often, I share advice about how to get out of debt and live debt free. But, what if you’ve already eliminated your debt through a bankruptcy or proposal and you’re ready to get back on track? What’s next? Today, I am going to share tips on how to rebuild your credit. First, I don’t advise …

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