More posts by Constance Brinkley-Badgett, Credit.com

6 mistakes last-minute tax filers make and how to avoid them
6 mistakes last-minute tax filers make and how to avoid them Money & Credit April 4, 2017
We get it. Doing your taxes is no fun, especially if you know you're going to owe money. But as…
How to cook a holiday meal for only $5 per person
How to cook a holiday meal for only $5 per person Deals & Savings December 19, 2016
Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, Ramadan, Saturnalia or another of the multitude of winter holidays that roll around this…
Scam alert: Those campaign calls may be a trick
Scam alert: Those campaign calls may be a trick Scams & Rip-Offs October 19, 2016
As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ramp up their campaigning efforts in the last weeks of this year’s presidential election,…
The IRS is hiring debt collectors: Here’s what you need to know!
The IRS is hiring debt collectors: Here’s what you need to know! Money & Credit September 29, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin using private collection firms for some overdue federal tax debts, the department announced…
How to deal with a collection account that just won’t go away
How to deal with a collection account that just won’t go away Credit August 23, 2016
You didn’t pay a bill because you were unemployed. You moved and never received a medical bill because your mail…
This bank is giving new credit cardholders rewards every time the U.S. wins a medal at Rio
This bank is giving new credit cardholders rewards every time the U.S. wins a medal at Rio Money & Credit August 3, 2016
In case you need more incentive to get excited over Team USA wins at the Olympics in Rio later this…
13 things a grocery store will do for you for free
13 things a grocery store will do for you for free Deals & Savings July 22, 2016
Your grocery store has a lot more to offer than just groceries and household necessities, and if you aren’t taking…
It’s cheaper to live on a cruise ship than in these cities
It’s cheaper to live on a cruise ship than in these cities Homes & Real Estate June 30, 2016
Cruise lovers, rejoice! It’s actually cheaper to cruise nonstopfor an entire year than to pay rent and live in many…
This is the #1 way to reduce the cost of college, and most people aren’t using it
This is the #1 way to reduce the cost of college, and most people aren’t using it Education June 29, 2016
Setting aside savings can be difficult, particularly if you’re trying to raise a family — and that includes saving for…
Own an Acer computer? You might have been hacked
Own an Acer computer? You might have been hacked June 21, 2016
If you purchased something on computer manufacturer Acer’s website over the last year, your credit card information may havebeen stolen.…
11 easy, tasty lunches under $2
11 easy, tasty lunches under $2 Deals & Savings June 10, 2016
If you’re like most Americans, you’re eating lunch at your desk thatprobably came fromthe nearest take-out or delivery spot. You’re…
Best things to buy at the grocery store in June
Best things to buy at the grocery store in June Deals & Savings June 7, 2016
If youappreciate goodfood, you’ve probably heard the term “seasonal eating.” It’s a fairly recent food term for a lot of…
The 16-cent breakfast that will satisfy you for hours
The 16-cent breakfast that will satisfy you for hours Deals & Savings May 11, 2016
If you like oatmeal, you're going to love this: You can eat breakfast for less than 16 cents every day.…
How inflation can sabotage your budget
How inflation can sabotage your budget Money & Credit March 31, 2016
If you’re saving for retirement,you’re probably already aware of the need to factor in inflation (and, if youaren’t already saving,…
Woman finds her own house for rent on Craigslist
Woman finds her own house for rent on Craigslist Scams & Rip-Offs March 29, 2016
Imagine looking atads on Craigslist one day and seeing your family home for rent, only you didn’t post the ad…