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The New Uber Visa — Your Next Credit Card?

I'm not sure I need another credit card (it especially pains me to want a new card right after I froze my credit), but I'm being 100% honest in telling you I'm strongly considering this new Uber Visa. With impressive point categories, seemingly simple redemption, some added perks, and no foreign transaction fees all without an annual fee, this really does sound like the card for me.

Podcast: Laying Out Your Self-Published Book with InDesign

If you're self-publishing a book, one element you may be inclined to gloss over is the book's layout. This is likely because many assume that the words themselves are the only important aspect of any book and that the rest is just fluff. Although it's true that no bad book...

A Starbucks Bingo Strategy Guide

A few months ago, I shared how my love of Teavana helped me score several free drinks at Starbucks. Well, since then, the Seattle company has announced that they will be shuttering each and every one of their Teavana stores in the coming months. Through my tears, I've continued to...

5 Clever Tips for Avoiding Fees & Saving Money While Traveling

Whenever you’re booking a trip, it can be easy to forget about all of the fees and expenses you’ll face when it’s time to do your traveling. Whether it’s hotels charging for WiFi and tempting you with their minibar, airlines tacking on charges for checked luggage, credit cards hitting you with transaction fees, or your cellular provider ransoming your data plan, these expenses can really add up.

What's the Best Free Credit Score Site?

Just over a year ago, when I finally got around to checking my credit score for the first time, my initial destination for this information was Credit Karma. Why? Probably because they advertise on television so I knew exactly where to head. Since then, I've become aware of a couple...

Weddings on a Budget: The Secrets of Our $2,000 Nuptials

As I’m writing this, my wife and I are celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary. Yes, it’s been four years since we said our vows in front of a handful of guests in Las Vegas, Nevada before starting our new lives together. Since that day, we’ve had plenty of adventures together...