When travelling, it’s easy to put aside any concerns you might have for safety and security. After all, you’re on vacation, right? What’s not soothing about swaying palm trees and ocean surf lapping against a sandy shore. But those are usually the times you’ll need to be most on guard. Your hotel may not be the first place you think about when … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Privacy While Hotelling
There’s a clear line when people talk about debt – there’s the good kind and the bad kind. When you borrow $800,000 to buy a million-dollar home in Vancouver, people congratulate you and throw you a housewarming party. On the other hand, wrack up $8000 in credit card debt and people are standing in line to boo and hiss. God knows I’ve fallen … [Read more...] about Are you falling into the good debt trap?
Author: Phil B There’s an ongoing debate in our household about our daughter, K.B., getting a credit card. While the decision is ultimately hers, the discussion revealed that my husband and I have very different philosophies about young people and credit cards. Here is Phil’s perspective, stay tuned from my rebuttal next week: Earlier this … [Read more...] about He Said, She Said: Why our Kid Doesn’t Need a Credit Card
Hey everyone, I'm Joshua Rodriguez and today, you are reading my debut post here on Cents and Sensibility! Thanks for joining me! As a personal finance blogger, I do a lot of jumping around from one blog to the next looking for new interesting ideas to share. Although, this isn't a very new idea, making money using credit cards seems to be an … [Read more...] about How To Make Money Using Credit Cards
* The gracious host, Ms. Thrifty, of this week's Carnival of Personal Finance has been kind of nice to feature my article in this edition's fine selection of PF articles. Please head on over to check it out. Last week, I wrote a post about Visa's #smallenfreuden campaign and some of the problems I saw with using your credit card for every day … [Read more...] about How to Earn Rewards Points without a Credit Card