I also hinted that today’s post might include what I’d recently learned about the process of going from guessing to knowing, but all of that is going to take some time to put together. Monday will be a personal finance post, Tuesday and Wednesday will deal with the aforementioned process through the context of piano practice, and Thursday is very likely to be a chess puzzle. ❤️
Here’s where I got published this week:
How to use a credit card, Bankrate
This guide will take you through all of the steps involved in choosing a credit card and using credit wisely. This means that not only will you know how to use a credit card, but also how to avoid the kinds of credit card uses that could lower your credit score, make it more difficult to earn credit card rewards or lead you on a path towards credit card debt.
How to build credit fast, Bankrate
“The best advice for rebuilding credit is to manage it responsibly over time,” says Tommy Lee, Senior Director of Analytics Science at FICO. We agree—which is why we’ve put together a list of actions you can take right now to build your credit, as well as advice on how to maintain your credit score once it starts to improve.
Best business cash back cards, CreditCards.com
Each of the best cash back business cards has its pros and cons, and each comes with a slightly different rewards structure. Some cards offer higher cash back rates in exchange for an annual fee, for example, and other cards eliminate the annual fee but limit how much you can earn in bonus cash back categories. Depending on your business, this minor decision of which credit card to get could potentially matter to the tune of hundreds of dollars or more in rewards.
Your 2022 financial resolution check-in, Haven Life
How are you doing on your 2022 financial resolutions? Now that we’re two months into the year, it’s time to check in on our progress — and congratulate ourselves on everything we’ve achieved so far.
“If you’ve been moving towards your goals, whether it’s 1 percent or 10 percent, consider yourself a success,” says Jim Wang, founder of WalletHacks. “Many people have quit, or forgotten, their resolutions by the end of January — so the fact that you’re still committed is an encouraging sign.”