credit cards

Nov 7, 2019

The Best Credit Card Rewards for Young Adults

Looking to open your first credit card? Keep an eye out for these features.

Oct 16, 2011

The College Girl's Guide to Credit

I'll just charge it. The solution to every shopping problem any girl has ever had. It's quick. It's efficient. And swiping a pretty piece of plastic that closely resembles a gift card distances you from the reality that eventually you'll have to actually pay that money.

Aug 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Barack Obama!

Obama has endured a ton of criticism in his presidency. While I proudly voted for him in 2008, I will freely admit that I feel he's dropped the ball on important issues. That said, today is his birthday, and I'd like to take a moment to point out some of the great things he has done in the last 2.5 years.

New Year, New You: 6 Easy Ways to Avoid a Money Hangover

Let’s face it, “the talk” is awkward for everyone: You, picturing your parents at your age; your parents trying to cover all the bases (protection, safety, responsibility and the long-term consequences of your young-adult actions) before letting you leave the nest. You know we’re talking about the “money talk,” right?

Jan 20, 2011

One Month Challenge: Shopping Ban, Week Four

Finally, the last week of my challenge. I never thought I'd get here without sneaking around UrbanOutfitters.com at midnight to get my window shopping fix (Okay, so maybe I did it once. Or twice.), but here I am. And surprisingly, I'm not counting down until 11:59pm, April 30th with my credit card in my hand.

One Month Challenge: Shopping Ban, Week Three

This week has been 127 times better than last, shopping wise. I've been so busy that there hasn't been much time to dig through F21's new daily arrivals. Not shopping wise though, stress has been killing me. Exams, term papers, projects... I don't even see my boyfriend anymore. And I live with him!

Apr 10, 2010

One Month Challenge: Shopping Ban, Week Two

So because of a recent underwear purge (I estimate I have about 60 pairs), I found myself needing some nude n0-show undies for an ivory dress my mom bought me over Spring Break. What started as an innocent visit to VS.com for one $10 thong turned into a $250 shopping bag that won't stop staring at me.

Feb 19, 2010

Candy Dish: Check Those Credit Card Statements!

• Big changes coming for credit cards! • What did Tiger really say today? • Hilary Duff's gettin' married! • Wanna be a better lover? • Baby animal photos make Friday even better! • Mitt Romney vs. LMFAO?!

Jan 7, 2010

Candy Dish: Which Credit Card Is Best For You?

• The best credit cards for college kids. • So what's the real story behind Miley's tat? • Who wears that much makeup to work out? • So this is what happens when Tiger runs out of women.... • Mmm. Chris Pine looks good in a suit. • What's up with the spanking?

Nov 27, 2009

The Secret Designers of Etsy.com

Miss Nordstrom had swindled me into signing up for the real deal. Luckily, I only charged a good $110 to my new card (that's sarcasm), however, in an effort to ensure that I never get myself into this kind of debt debacle again, I decided to stick to buying from people who understand what it means to be a struggling artist. So, I turned to the online shopping portal Etsy – my favorite place to spend time (& cash) on the internet.

Oct 7, 2009

No More Overdraft Fees? Hooray!

When I got to college, my parents and I debated between giving me a credit card or a debit card. With my propensity for shopping and dining out, my parents had enough foresight to realize I'd be $20 million in debt by the end of the first semester with a credit card at my fingertips. Debit card it was. But that didn't come without its own share of problems.

Jan 6, 2009

Candy Dish: Lohan No Longer a Lesbian?

Rumor has it LiLo and Samantha Ronson are dunzo. The best sales on the web. Dogs with hiccups? Cutest thing...

Jan 2, 2009

Universities Profit From Student Credit Card Debt

Don’t deny it; you know you have a closet full of free t-shirts you got when you signed up for...