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The Trapper Keeper Game

The ultimate status symbol of the 1980s and 1990s grade schooler was none other than the Trapper Keeper. Come to find out Trapper Keeper is still around today but not as popular as the once were. But that might changing as the maker of Trapper Keepers has partnered with board game publisher to...
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Beware Of Using A Debit Card To Rent A Car

From time to time you may find yourself searching to rent a car and it may have been a long time since you've done it. But the items needed are the same; you must be at least 25-years old, have a valid Florida license and have a credit card. However the major car rental companies, including Avis,...
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Build Your Credit Score With A Secured Credit Card

Around 22% of Americans do not carry a credit card with just over a third of Millennials choosing to stay away from borrowing money. Many choose not to carry cards while other have checkered credit pasts that make it hard to obtain credit and when it comes to making big purchases, this can be a...
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Time To Use Those iTunes Gift Cards

Earlier this week we learned the fate of iTunes as it was announced that after nearly 20 years, Apple would be retiring the platform. So what does this mean for all the unused iTunes gift cards? Well, the iTunes store isn’t going anywhere (for now), so you can still redeem any iTunes card and add...
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New Rules For Prepaid Debit Cards

Although April 1st is known as the day of practical jokes, the Federal government enacted some serious reforms regarding prepaid debit cards and person-to-person payment services, such as Venmo. Reforms under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aim to offer the same protections offered on...
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Six Sneaky Spending Habits That Cost You A Lot

When thinking about a budget, it's easy to only think about the big expenditures such as rent/mortgage, food and utilities. But there are some small yet sneaky ways you can lose sight of and end up costing you more than you would've imagined. For instance, subscriptions. Autopay has made...
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Get The Most Out Of An Extra Student Loan Or Mortgage Payment

You don't have to be a math wizard to know sending in extra money will pay off debt faster. However when it comes to your student loans, there is a specific time you should send extra money. While your credit card employs a compounded interest system, where the accrued interest is added back into...
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How Using Your Debit Card Affects Your Credit Score

Having a credit card is a big responsibility, especially when you consider the average credit card interest rate is 19.24% , it can also be an expensive option. For some, the debit card is the only plastic to use but how does solely using debit affect your credit score? Considering a high FICO...
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The Least-Wanted Valentine's Day Gifts

It's Valentine's Day and while love is priceless, gifts are used to express the depth of that love. But some people actually dread receiving Valentine’s gifts such as heart-shaped balloons, love song albums and chocolates. A recent poll was conducted and the least-wanted Valentine's Day gift are...
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How To Avoid The Hidden Tax Filing Fee

Filing your taxes has never been easier and receiving your refund has never been quicker. When you file your taxes online or with an agent, you’re usually given the option to deduct the cost of filing from your federal tax refund. While this is a convenient feature, experts say you really should...
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