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  • Depending on the time period in which you were raised, many young children and adolescents had differing opinions (and ideals) about what credit was and how it should or shouldn’t be utilized. While some were privileged enough to understand the… Full Story The post National Get Smart About Credit Day appeared first on MintLife Blog.
  • Interest rates, especially on mortgage loans, have gotten a lot of buzz this year and with good reason. They’ve reached historically low levels leaving homebuyers and homeowners alike wondering the best way to capitalize on these low rates. Let’s face it,… Full Story The post New Feature Alert! Refinance Your Mortgage with Rocket Mortgage in Mint […]
  • There are many different credit cards out there, and consumers have a seemingly infinite array of payment choices. Banks know this, and so many banks offer rewards for using their credit cards. Banks and other financial institutions want their card… Full Story The post How to Maximize Credit Cards Rewards Without Hurting Your Credit appeared […]
  • Buying a home is one of the most important investments you can make. Becoming a homeowner is an exciting milestone, but the process can be intimidating. After diligently saving for a down payment and choosing a reputable mortgage lender, you’re… Full Story The post 17 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender appeared first on MintLife […]
  • For some, it’s a creative space where new recipes come to life each night. For others, it’s just the same old place where we cook the same old things. Either way, sprucing up your kitchen can be good for your spirits and efficiency. Here are some easy, inexpensive kitchen updates you can do on a […]
  • You should never simply drive by a Dollar General on a Saturday without stopping. Here's why. This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private […]
  • Dear Penny, My parents are in their 80s. They love to dine out, but like a lot of older folks, they’ve been avoiding restaurants due to the pandemic. I downloaded the UberEats app for them on their phones so they could continue to enjoy their favorite restaurants while staying safe at home. But I was […]
  • The rise of Uber and Lyft was just the start of the rideshare revolution. With the ever-growing popularity of smartphone apps and subscription services, tech innovators and automakers alike have developed a range of successful car subscription services (typically regional but one is nationwide) that challenge the conventional ways of owning a car. In this […]
  • Last week, my colleague Patrick from Cash Money Life pinged me on Facebook. "Hey, J.D. What are some of the other personal-finance conferences out there?" he asked. Patrick and I brainstormed a list of money events, and I realized that this might be useful for GRS readers. (Well, this list might be useful eventually. Right […]
  • It's been quiet around here for the past few months. Generally when things go dormant at Get Rich Slowly, that's not a good sign. It usually means that I've sunk into the depths of depression, the pit of despair. I'm pleased to report that in this case, that's not the issue. In this case, the […]
  • You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. You've probably heard that saying before. It's from motivational speaker Jim Rohn. He used it as a way to encourage people to learn and grow from others' experiences, habits, attitudes, and so forth. He wanted folks to seek out and spend […]
  • My world is on fire. As you may have heard, much of Oregon is burning right now. Thanks to a "once in a lifetime" combination of weather and climate variables — a long, dry summer leading to high temps and low humidity, then a freak windstorm from the east — much of the state turned […]