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A Clear Shot at Better Credit

If your credit has taken a hit in this dragging economy, do you know where to go for help? Probably not, says a survey last month by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). Nearly half of respondents had no idea where to turn, and...

Why I Buy, and Buy Again

A few weeks ago, I caved in to a summer sale, and bought a pair of dark-blue Converse slip-ons I’d been coveting. Apparently I had no clue that I owned two other pairs of sneakers—both dark-blue as well. Call the style police—I’m a repeat...

Money 101: How Secured Cards Work

Whether you’re trying to build good credit (or rebuild it), consider a secured card. “Secured cards are perfect for people with thin or damaged credit files,” says credit expert Erica Sandberg, like college students, new grads, or folks who are...

Enjoy the Outdoors—Really

Imagine all the things you like about camping. All two of them: fresh air and gorgeous hikes. Now add an outdoor shower, luxurious tents or cabins, chef-prepared meals, maybe even a butler. It’s called “glamping”—where camping gets a facelift...

Get Ready for Platinum

You boosted your credit score—and you want to upgrade to a credit card with actual… whaddya call them? Perks. Higher-end cards typically offer features like cash back, airline miles, and lower interest rates. How do you know you’re ready for...

How to Start Your Own Philanthropy

You’re proud of the organizations you support, especially at this giving time of year. But many women are drawn to do something more than give money: by starting a niche philanthropic project or group they’re passionate about. Social...

The Case for Buying Refurbished Computers

You’re living in a “pre-owned” home, and it's likely that your car was owned before, too. So why does your computer have to be brand new?    Refurbished computers are as good as or better than their brand-new brothers, and buying one (instead of...

A Cash Plan for Kids

My sons are asking, again, when they’ll get an allowance. I’m ambivalent. After all, I never got an allowance. My parents taught me the value of money; they just didn’t do it by actually giving me any.    But my kids aren’t going to give up, so I...

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