According to The Knot 2018 Real Weddings Study, the average U.S. wedding cost $33,931 in 2018. By comparison, the U.S. median household income was $61,372 in 2017. To be sure, The Knot’s study averaged more than 14,000 wedding bills. Its sample size no doubt included blockbuster weddings with six-figure price tags, plus some low-key backyard affairs…
Ever since you stepped across the threshold at the first open house, you’ve been in love with your cozy, turn-of-the-20th-century Craftsman. Your spouse loves its sheltered porch; you can’t get enough of the ageless walnut woodwork. You don’t regret buying an older house, but you have no illusions that the place is perfect. Lately, you’ve…
HSBC Gold Mastercard® Credit Card is a no-frills credit card with one standout benefit: a super-long 0% APR introductory promotion that applies to balance transfers and credit card purchases made within the first 18 months. Few other credit cards offer such long introductory promotions. If you’re trying to get out from under existing credit card debt…
Your potential lifetime earnings as a college graduate can far outweigh your total student loan debt. It’s just about finding the best ways for you to manage this debt and offload it as quickly as possible. Are you struggling to make your student loan payments? Find out ways you can lower your monthly payments to…
The OpenSky® Secured Visa® Card is a secured credit card issued by Capital Bank, a Maryland-based institution that offers a variety of deposit and credit products for consumers and business owners. Like all top secured credit cards, OpenSky Secured Visa is designed for consumers setting out on the long road to building or rebuilding credit. In…
Can and should you pay your rent with a credit card? It depends on several factors like your motivation for doing so, the intermediary you’re using (cheaper is not always better), and which credit card you plan to use. Learn why you might want to pay your rent by credit card, when you should think…
The U.S. Bank Business Platinum Card is a perennial contender for placement on our list of the best business credit cards on the market today. This card merges the best features of a low APR credit card with an excellent 0% APR introductory promotion that applies to purchases and balance transfers. If you’re a frugal business owner…
The BBVA Select Credit Card is an exclusive rewards card that blends elements of cash back rewards credit cards and travel rewards credit cards. Its $125 annual fee is waived during the first year, and its sign-up bonus (worth up to $300) further makes up for the recurring charge. The rewards program is pretty generous too:…
The BBVA Optimizer Credit Card is a secured credit card with a $40 annual fee. Like other secured credit cards, it’s designed for people with poor to below average credit, including those who’ve recently experienced serious financial shocks – though people with very recent bankruptcies may not qualify right away. With responsible credit use and…
The BBVA ClearSpend Prepaid Visa® Card is a reloadable prepaid debit card with no annual fee and no monthly maintenance fee when you load at least $400 during the month. For consumers who like to stay lean, ClearSpend Prepaid Visa a great alternative to a traditional bank account. Even for those with standard bank accounts…