How to Maximize Credit Card Rewards and Earn Cash and Perks

If you’re looking for ways to put some extra cash in your pocket, make sure to take advantage of credit card rewards programs. Credit card companies and banks make some of their money from the merchant interchange fees that are…

5 Online Learning Platforms to Help Bolster your Resume

Being a lifelong learner is one of the best ways to stay engaged in your job, whatever field you’re in. There are a lot of ways to exemplify curiosity and a penchant for learning new skills: meeting regularly with your…

DoorDash vs. UberEats: Which App Is Right For Your Next Side Gig?

For better or worse, apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats have disrupted the food-delivery industry. Since their launch in 2013 and 2014 respectively, restaurants across the country have outsourced delivery services to independent drivers who use the apps to make…

Some Mixed Earners to Receive $400 Boost to Unemployment Aid

Some freelancers, gig workers and self-employed people who lost work due to the pandemic will soon see a sizable boost to their weekly unemployment benefits. The new $900 billion stimulus package authorizes enhanced unemployment benefits for millions of jobless Americans,…

4 Major Trends Every Gig Worker Should Expect in the 2021 Economy

As a staff writer, I cover trends in side gigs, app-based work and odd jobs, collectively referred to as “the gig economy.” These trends are volatile during a good year, and 2020 was anything but a good year. Last year,…

Do You Qualify for Any of January’s Class-Action Settlements?

The New Year brings new opportunities to seek restitution for wrongs committed in previous months and even years. Take a look at this month’s list of class-action settlements to see if any of these offers will let you add some…

Budgeting for Beginners: These 5 Steps Will Help You Get Started

Setting up a budget is challenging. Doing it forces you to face your spending habits and then work to change them. But when you decide to make a budget, it means you’re serious about your money. Maybe you even have…

How to Set Financial Goals: A Simple, Step-By-Step Guide

Saving money is all well and good in theory. It’s pretty hard to argue against having more money in the bank. But what are you saving for? If you don’t have solid financial goals, all those hoarded pennies might end…