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06.30.11

Best Credit Cards to Use When Traveling Abroad

Stan Reybern

With summer in full swing, many of us are packing up our bags and jet-setting around the world. Before you take off though, keep in mind that your credit card might be costing you more than you thought with foreign transaction fees. Below are BillShrink’s picks for the best cards to use while traveling that won’t affect your travel budget

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05.09.11

All You Need to Know About Credit Scores

Alex Gutow

When was the last time you checked your credit score? Your credit score describes how well you can manage debt and is used by banks to rate how risky you are to loan money to. An excellent credit score can save you thousands of dollars of interest over time while a poor credit score can prevent you from getting loans

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05.02.11

Visualizing World Inflation

Alex Gutow

We all know that a dollar doesn’t buy as much today as it used to. However, the United States’ inflation rates seem paltry when compared to some other countries around the world. Inflation is a current issue for many developing countries and one that can severely harm an economy. Take a look at some of the inflation rates across the

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04.28.11

BillShrink’s Consumer Study: States with the Highest Credit Card Debt

Alex Gutow

With the recession, it seems like everyone has been cutting back on their spending and ditching the plastic. However, credit card debt is still a major source of stress for many American households. BillShrink took a look at users across the country to see which states were doing the best (and worst) at keeping their spending in check. Did your

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04.21.11

Sisyphus’ Slippery Slope To End World Hunger

Samantha Eckles

While everyone wants to save money, in order to secure a better future for themselves, sometimes certain issues inspire us to think of others before ourselves. In this case, world hunger has become such a crippling concern for the world, that those who usually save money are inspired to share, assisting impoverished children in developing nations to meet their minimum

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04.12.11

Middle Class Meltdown: Sink Or Swim Time

Samantha Eckles

As the housing market sublimates, leaving the middle class to sink or swim in an arctic economic weather, people have been noticing trends. Food stamps have become a staple in many families’ lives, as has the stress between paychecks, and the fear of retirement without savings. Learn more in the infographic below, and find out if you are treading water

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04.08.11

The Tsunami That Reached Every Shore

Samantha Eckles

Two earthquakes and one killer tsunami later, a nation filled with pride and innovation is suffering more than $300 billion in material damages, to say nothing of the mental state of citizens. Find out how this happened, and what Japan can expect in the near future. If you’re interested in helping Japanese people recover, find out more below the infographic.

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