Category: Spend Smarter

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3 tips to cool impulse shopping urges

Impulse shopping makes us happy, and it’s particularly tempting during the holiday shopping season. Here’s what you need to know to fight the impulse shopping urge while you’re out and about during Black Friday and beyond.  (more…)

Mobile Shopping on the Rise This Holiday Season

If you’re planning to do some mobile shopping this holiday season, it’s important to practice safe shopping. We’ve got tips to help you find the best deals and gifts, while keeping your information safe and secure. (more…)

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The Today Show: Credit Card 101

How do you pick the best rewards credit card?

When it comes to choosing a credit card, most people can benefit from choosing a rewards credit card. But to truly pick the best rewards credit card for you, you need to assess your spending. (more…)

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The Today Show | Buy or Bust: Home Buying Myths

Is credit score the most important thing for homebuyers?

Personal finance expert Lauren Lyons Cole and Realtor Jay Morrison quiz Willie Geist and Natalie Morales about whether your credit score is most important when buying a house and if you should offer less than 10 percent on a home

When it comes to purchasing your next car, does car shopping online make sense for you? Find out in this clip from CBS This Morning: Saturday.

Cheap Eats: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Eating healthy and saving money may not sound like fun, but it really doesn’t have to be a buzzkill. Follow these tips to learn how to eat healthy on a budget while still enjoying your meals.

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Find the best travel websites to help you plan your next vacation.

Hanging out with friends almost always involves spending money–whether it’s grabbing dinner or drinks, seeing a movie, or a weekend shopping trip. When you’re on a tight budget, those activities can really add up. If you have a group of friends that regularly spends outside of your comfort zone, the pressure to keep up can be a little overwhelming.

Follow the tips below to save money next time you’re hanging out with friends. (more…)

best cheap eats new york

Trying to save money on food in New York City can seem like an uphill battle. Almost every client I work with has a monthly dining budget in the 4-figures. The occasional splurge can be a luxury worth experiencing, but it should be just that: an occasional splurge. Given the fact that New Yorkers are hardly ever home and social time happens at a restaurant or bar, choosing an affordable spot without sacrificing quality can be a challenge. Here are my top picks for the best cheap eats in New York City. (more…)

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