Catherine Souza

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5 Proven Ways to Get the Most From Your Credit Card Rewards

Airfare to Fiji. A flat-screen TV. A cool $500. Using your credit card can earn you some serious perks—if you swipe strategically. “With a bit of …

Why Women Need to Save More...a Whole Lot More

Women, listen up. It is not an equal playing field when it comes to money and retirement for men and women. Here’s the harsh reality: women earn about 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. Their earnings often peak out at an earlier age and women tend to opt out of the workforce sooner than men. …

Retirement

Warning: These 22 Unplanned Emergencies Could Bust Your Budget!

Having an emergency fund is the best way to prevent budget busts, but are you prepared for everything? If you think you're above it, think again. These 22 personal finance experts should have their financial life together, yet read on as share their latest budget buster.<p>1. Damage deposit<p>Jordann …

30 Websites That Will Pay You for Things You Already Do

You may not be interested in investing 40 hours a week into getting rich online, but you can still make money online in this digital age. You don’t …

eCommerce

10 Financial Choices You'll Regret in 10 Years

Life is full of financial decisions.<p>Some of these decisions are simple. Some of them, complex. One thing is certain: They all have the potential to make a real impact on your life. In a decade, your world can look quite a bit different than it is today - all because of these decisions.<p>Today I'd …

Personal Finance

4 ways to lose all your money in the stock market

Stocks are by far the best class of assets to own if you hope to build wealth over a long period of time. And, there is no magic formula to success — simply buy a diverse mix of high-quality companies and leave them alone. However, there are several mistakes new investors (as well as some with …

Retirement

Happier people make one key decision about how they spend their time

Sure, time is money.<p>But when you have to make a choice that prioritizes one or the other, which do you favor?<p>Would you go out of your way to buy cheaper gas, even if takes more time? If you were looking at a new job, would you want to work more hours and earn more money — or would you take a pay …

Happiness

Imbolc 2016: Facts, Dates, Traditions And Rituals To Know

Hail, Brigid!<p>For many in the U.S., the only 'religious' event this time of year is the Super Bowl. But for many pagans and Wiccans, February 2 marks the important holiday, Imbolc, and their attention may be focused somewhere other than the television screen.<p>1. Imbolc is one of four major pagan …

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe from Food Republic• 1/2 cup ketchup<br>• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice<br>• about 1/4 cup Cholula hot sauce<br>• 1/4 cup olive …

Seafood

Fall Asleep Earlier by Getting Ready for Bed Before You Feel Tired

Sometimes the most effective tips are the simplest. If you want to get to sleep earlier every night, you’re better off removing as many obstacles as …

All the Ways Credit Card Companies Try to Screw You Over

It’s important to read the fine print with just about everything—especially credit cards. Credit card companies use some pretty sneaky tactics to get …

Financial Independence Means Having the Ability to Change Your Mind

When you plan your long-term financial life, what does the end goal look like? Do you have it all planned out to a T? While you’re planning, remember …

Ask "Why?" Five Times to Get to the Root of Any Problem

When a toddler asks “Why?” incessantly, it can get annoying. But maybe they’re just trying to teach you something. The next time you have a complex …

The Illusory Correlation: A Common Mental Error That Leads to Misguided Thinking

We all use silly logic to help us rationalize a confusing world. Take full moons, for example. For centuries people have been blaming full moons for …

The Best Android Apps to Make Driving Safer, Easier, and More Fun

The very last place you should spend long amounts of time on your phone is behind the wheel of a car. Fortunately, plenty of apps are designed to …

Challenge Your Idea of "Normal" To Boost Your Financial Progress

There are folks who truly can’t afford to make ends meet. Sometimes, though, we say we can’t “afford” things when the reality is, we can, we just …

Money

How to Hack the IKEA Food Market

I have long loved IKEA, not just for the LACK units of my college days or the little table I’m sitting at right this moment, but I love them for …

Focus On Connection, Not Consumption, to Keep Date Night Inexpensive

Every couple needs a date night every once in a while. If you’re short on funds (or just like to be frugal) date ideas can be hard. To help, focus on …

How Much Did You Save During January’s Money Challenge?

Last month we challenged you to cut your restaurant spending to zero. It was a lofty goal, and now we want to know: how’d you do?<p>Even if you slipped …

Money

The Practical Life Skills Kids Should Learn at Every Age

It’s up to us parents to pass on the basic skills our kids will need to be successful adults, like being able to swim, do their own laundry, or cook …

The Retailers That Accept Expired Coupons

Coupons can be hit or miss, but some stores offer pretty sweet savings. Best of all, many of these stores don’t really care if your coupon is …

Upgrade Your Phone's Passcode to at Least Six Digits for Better Security

You probably already know that the more digits in your passcode, the better, but if you’re still using a four digit passcode, especially on your iOS …

Leave Kitchen and Bath Cabinet Doors Open to Prevent Water Pipes from Freezing

A tiny crack in a water pipe could be disastrous for your home, but it’s a preventable disaster if you follow a few precautions, such as opening your …

How Lenient Return Policies Trick You Into Keeping Stuff You Don't Want

There are plenty of stores out there with great return policies. Some are so good you can basically rent stuff from their stores. If you’re not …

BY Seth Apter

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