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Millennial Money: 5 tips to negotiate pay in a tough economy

The pandemic-related recession has altered many job descriptions. For Haley Jones, a 24-year-old resident of Michigan, the coronavirus changed the needs of her company, and as she adapted to meet them...

7 credit card perks to prioritize in 2021

As you lay the groundwork for 2021 financial resolutions, take inventory of your credit cards to see if they’re still in line with your goals and priorities. With the pandemic upend...

Millennial Money: Minimalist tips to maximize the holidays

After spending nearly $2,000 in gifts for her daughter’s first Christmas in 2017, Meg Nordmann knew her holiday strategy had to change. “I totally blew it that first Christmas with ...

Is credit card relief little help? Check out debt management

As cardholders experience financial difficulties due to COVID-19, some credit card issuers are promoting their hardship programs. Once a well-kept secret, these programs are now mor...

Millennial Money: 6 Great Recession lessons that still apply

The Great Recession demolished jobs across the U.S., and it eventually came for mine, too. After graduating in 2009, I worked four months as an entry-level executive assistant at a nonprofit before be...

Millennial Money: Unlock savings with credit card benefits

A few days after buying a sweater at Macy’s, Erin Chisman returned to get the same one in a different color, only to realize it was 50% off. Upon seeing the new price tag, the Wisconsin-based business...

How to pay rent when you can’t afford it

After Megan Pearson’s job as a restaurant server was put on hold because of COVID-19 -related stay-at-home orders, the single mom had to figure out how to come up with the rent for her apartment in Br...

Why family loyalty shouldn’t apply to your credit cards

Loyalty to family is admirable, but limiting yourself to just one bank’s brood of credit cards may be a tie that binds you up. Sure, having all your cards under a single bank roof ca...

Millennial Money: 8 ways to switch up the new at-home normal

As COVID-19 sparks closures, cancellations and stay-at-home orders, household stressors are piling up. On top of health concerns, lost incomes and lack of child care amid the pandemic, there’s also co...

Wipe out credit card debt by setting SMART goals

Shatoria Smith was tired of the $5,000 in credit card debt she felt was blocking her from reaching her financial goals. She couldn’t see an easy path to being debt-free, so she drew herself a map by a...

Time your credit card application this bonus-friendly season

In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley's comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising a companion pass on top...

Millennial Money: Decode your credit card terms like a pro

Sifting through a credit card's terms and conditions can be daunting. The language isn't always straightforward, and it's not uncommon to feel lost. Two-thirds of consumers report fu...

Millennial Money: Are you robbing the Bank of Mom and Dad?

When Melanie Lockert graduated with a master's in performance studies in 2011, she was overwhelmed with student loans. Her many attempts to tap the Bank of Mom and Dad had failed. Sh...

Millennial money: Minimalism can declutter finances, too

Christian Matney, 22, and his wife, Aubry, 23, haven't let their youth hinder them from big financial goals. The Austin, Texas-based couple — content creators at YouTube channel The ...