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A Quick Tip on Tipping Internationally

If there's one part of our financial culture that confuses and worries me, it's tipping. See, I want to be a good person and give a nice tip (even if I really don't want to spend the extra cash), but I just never know what even constitutes a "good tip."...

Buy One, Get One Chipotle is Just a Beat Away

Whenever you mention Chipotle to someone, you're likely to get one of two distinct reactions: "ooooo" or "ewww." In many cases, that latter reaction is the result of a rough patch the burrito chain went through involving an E. coli outbreak along with some other food safety issues. Ever since...

One Simple Habit That Could Help Your Credit Score

As simple as it may seem, the practice of making multiple monthly payments to keep your credit card balance low is surprisingly effective for helping your credit score. While you may not see a huge boost, it will at least prevent you from getting dinged by a rising credit utilization. In the end, getting into this easy habit will allow you to earn rewards, avoid interest fees, and keep your credit score as pristine as it can be.

Frugal Fun with Friends: Turning TV into a Social Event

Having a great time doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Turning television watching into an interactive social event is a perfect example. So, instead of spending a small fortune to take on the town, I prefer to place my (non-monetary) bets, head to a friend's house, and turn on HBO for a surprisingly entertaining night in.

Are You Neglecting This Credit Card Cash Back Opportunity?

Controversial opinion: credit cards are great! Well, more accurately, rewards credit cards are great when used properly and responsibly. In fact, my wife and I have saved literally hundreds of dollars just by paying attention to what cards we're using to pay for certain goods and then paying down our...

Moving? You Might Need to Tell Your Current State... Or Else

So, while you're making truck arrangements, finding housing, and getting your address info updated, you may want to take a minute to familiarize yourself with your current states laws before you go. In our case, had we been proactive instead of relying on our past (apparently incomparable) experiences, we could have saved a lot of time, frustration... and $125. Learn from my pain and have a happy move!