Alternative credit scoring has been growing in popularity for several years. Many consumers do not like the idea that the credit industry is built mainly on the assumption that you need to get into to debt (no matter how quickly you pay it off) in order to show that you are financially responsible. As a […]
I logged into my employee benefits tool to check the balance of my health savings account (HSA) before paying a medical bill. Once the website loaded, a notification flashed at me stating that I had incentives that I had not yet claimed. Investigating further, I had over $1,000 of incentives that I could earn and […]
Having moved from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, I’ve been exploring my options for earning frequent flyer miles to offset our trips back home during the year. We’ve always practiced a strict no-credit card policy to avoid the temptation of excess debt, but now we’re considering the advice that a rewards credit card, used responsibly, […]
My husband recently got an infuriating letter from his employer-sponsored health insurer, which covers our whole family. The insurance is conducting a dependent eligibility audit. All employees who have dependents covered by the plan must prove that the dependents really qualify. Other than the irritation of having to track down and photocopy our marriage license, […]
In recent years, there’s been a trend toward following our passions and doing work we love. At least, we hear a lot about finding ways to get paid to do work that we like. However, that trend might be on the verge of a chance, if a recent survey is any indication.
I remember sitting next to my sister-in-law when she was expecting her first child. She spent an hour looking at different furniture sets online and once she found one she liked, she had no problem paying $2,500 for it. Of course, the set was very nice, but the functionality only lasted about two to three years […]