Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card Review

Over the last few years, card issuers have invented an array of creative rewards schemes meant to entice people to sign up for their cards. These experiments have led to some massive flops (Barclays Premier, anyone?) as well as cards that have become insanely popular overnight. The big banks are always trying something new to get people to sign...

How I Repaid $65,000 In Student Loans and Invested at the Same Time

Today, I have a great guest post to share. Here is how this person paid off $65,000 in student loans all while investing at the same time. Student loans… everyone’s got ‘em everyone wants to get rid of them. This is a story of my battle with student loans and how I found success in the middle of a vicious...

Inverted yield curve: How it predicts financial disaster

The inverted yield curve is a graph that shows that younger treasury bond yields are yielding more interest than older ones. And it’s TERRIFYING for financial pundits all over the world. It’s a graph that could mean the difference between a thriving bull market or the downswing of a bear market. AND it’s been known to throw entire economies into a...

How to Get A Free Breakfast at These 8 Major Hotels

Free breakfast in a hotel is convenient but often comes at a price. Yet there are ways to get free breakfast at nearly any major hotel chain in the U.S., such as by joining loyalty programs. Here’s how to get breakfasts for free at eight hotels. 1. Best Western Good news: Best Western offers a free breakfast at most of their locations. If the...

What is personal finance? 4 pillars for limitless wealth

Your personal finances are incredibly important. That’s because what you do now for your personal finances not only impacts your life today but also has far reaching impacts into your future. But … what is personal finance really? What does that look for you? And how can you best set yourself up for financial success in the future? Also why am...

How I Ditched Debt: ‘We Have Choices Again’

In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt using a combination of commitment, budgeting and smart financial choices. Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Sally and Adam Cleary have a good life now. They own a home in Boise, Idaho, and enjoy outdoor adventures with their kayaks and mountain bikes — fully paid for, Sally...

Will I Get Stranded by WOW Air?

In the early hours of Nov. 29, 2018, more bad news came to ultra-low-cost carrier WOW Air. After previously announcing it would be purchased by Icelandair, the deal was called off by both sides because all conditions could not be met to move forward. With the buyout gone, WOW Air admits that it is concerned about its near-term profitability and long-term stability. If...

How to Evaluate 3 Different Types of Hotel Ratings

In the past, star ratings were everything as far as understanding how nice a hotel was. But today, there are several other rating systems travelers need to know to pick the hotel that is right for them. Here are three to consider when choosing trip accommodations. 1. Star ratings Star ratings can vary from site to site when booking reservations. For instance, Hotels.com,...

Hotel Deal: Get 25% Off With IHG During Cyber Week

Cyber Monday deals last all week at IHG hotels. Travelers can get at least 25% off when you book a room at select hotels by Nov. 30, 2018. You must travel between now and March 31, 2019 to get the deal. Payment must be paid in full and the booking is nonrefundable. Blackout dates may apply. IHG Rewards Club Members can get...

5 Ways to Pack a Carry-On Like a Pro and Avoid Checked Bag Fees

With checked bag fees seemingly always on the rise, packing light could save you money. But for the over-packers out there, this could be an impossible feat. We’re here to help with 5 simple ways to lighten your luggage on your next trip. 1. Pack layers Bring more with less. Thinner clothes used for skiing, outdoor activities and layering in cold climates...