Don't let your vet bill dog you forever

On a normal car ride, Grace the brown-white Chihuahua might have been happily "singing" along in traffic with her owner, Ellen Ross. But this wasn't a normal ride. Ross, author of th...

3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job

These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver, Airbnb host, Etsy shop owner or pet sitter. ...

No money to travel? Find places to stay for next to nothing

Credit card rewards can be your ticket — literally your plane ticket — to a dream destination. But even if you've earned what you need to get to where you're going, the accommodations could be a diffe...

3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job

These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver, Airbnb host, Etsy shop owner or pet sitter. ...

Millennial money: How to get credit when you have none

Trying to get your first credit card can be as frustrating as trying to land your first job. Employers want experience, but you can't get experience unless someone hires you. Similarly, a credit card ...

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Studies and experts suggest thi...

Chart a course for a low-hassle destination wedding

Planning an overseas destination wedding is no day at the beach — even if that's exactly your vision for your big day. Details could be lost in translation, travel restrictions might...

Credit card payments evolve beyond the mobile wallet

Mobile wallets can make paying by credit or debit card seamless: Tap your phone at checkout and you're on your way. But mobile wallets are just the beginning. Payment networks and manufacturers are bu...

How to read between the lines of Airbnb listings

If you're not a regular Airbnb user, it may take trial and error to interpret the language in the listings. You don't always know what you're getting, and listings sometimes don't de...

Tap your credit cards for spring break savings

If you've been stuck in that familiar post-holidays, pre-summer travel dry spell, chances are you've had your spring break dates circled on the calendar for some time. You've likely ...

Are holiday credit card promotions right for you?

Budgets and holidays don't always go hand in hand. Putting gifts on a credit card can be tempting, but interest charges might sour your spirit and you might be drawn to credit card promotions with ent...

Will your store credit card survive 'retail apocalypse'?

Stroll your local mall and you may spot some empty storefronts where mannequins once stood draped in the latest fashions — possible casualties of what some have dubbed the "retail apocalypse." ...

How well do you know your credit cards?

Using a credit card doesn't require much effort or experience. Swipe, insert or click and you can charge what you want within the credit limit. Understanding credit cards, however, takes some knowledg...

Why your credit cards shouldn't retire when you do

When her car trouble began, Beverly Dobratz, 70, assumed that years of responsible credit usage would qualify her for a new car loan with a low interest rate. Then the salesman check...