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If you have been reading articles on Forbes Advisor, perusing personal finance forums or engaging in deep discussions with managerial accountants at retailers that sell gift cards, you might have heard the term “breakage.” Breakage may sound like a concept that only figurine collectors care about, but it is one of the ways that people […]

When you know what to look for on your monthly statement, it’s easier to keep track of your finances. You’ll be able to see any purchases you’ve made, how much you owe and any rewards or credits you’ve earned. It can also help you flag potential fraud on your card if you know how to […]

When your credit card’s monthly statement arrives you have two choices: pay the bill in full by the due date or pay it off over time. The latter choice will give you a longer stretch to tackle a balance but it will add interest fees, according to the annual percentage rate (APR), on top of […]

As an owner of a fleet of vans, trucks or other vehicles, saving where you can is paramount. Fuel and maintenance costs are a top priority for drivers or owners of the fleet. Luckily, there are many options to address both of these costs and reporting can be available on a daily, weekly and monthly […]

Credit cards can be powerful tools when it comes to building a solid credit profile. A stronger credit score won’t just improve your ability to get a new card; it will also affect the rates you’ll be offered on other financial products like car loans and mortgages. With this in mind, a little preparation can […]

As the cicadas emerge from hibernation, so do we. While we haven’t been resting for 17 years, you’re forgiven for feeling as if you haven’t left the house since 2004. So many places to go, but how to choose? Help has arrived in the form of this series highlighting trips within a day’s drive of […]

It’s a question I’m getting often from my friends who know me as a miles and points aficionado: “Where can I go within a day’s drive this summer on points?” A recent study showed that 74 percent of us are planning domestic trips this summer. That said, kids younger than 12 aren’t eligible for vaccination […]

As more and more transactions move online and some brick-and-mortar stores stop taking cash for payment, having a credit card is becoming more of a necessity. But does credit card account approval require a job? The short answer is no, cardholders can get a credit card without being currently employed. The long answer, however, remains […]

Having a great credit score can have a major impact on your quality of life, but building a strong credit score can take years. Experian, one of the three credit reporting bureaus, wants to make it easier. Experian Boost is a free service that allows consumers to add additional data to their credit histories with […]

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