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Your yard sale hosting strategy can determine whether you rake in cash or waste a day. If you pull it off, others get to enjoy the items collecting dust in your home while you pocket extra money. For those who’ve never held a sale before — or at least not a successful one — here...

The article Rake in Cash at Your Yard Sale originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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For a limited time, American Express has increased the welcome offers on some Hilton Honors credit cards. Frequent Hilton guests who qualify for the Hilton Honors Card from American Express, the Hilton Honors Ascend Card from American Express or the Hilton Honors Business Card from American Express can earn some extra points and save money on stays. Through June...

Melissa Lambarena is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: mlambarena@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @LissaLambarena.

The article AmEx Boosts Bonuses for Some Hilton Credit Cards (Limited Time) originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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When Starbucks launched a rewards credit card this year, and when Uber did so last fall, it was a big step as far as each company was concerned. But they were only following the lead of hundreds of other brands. Amazon, Costco, Target and many other brands have offered credit cards for years. These cards...

Kimberly Palmer is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: kpalmer@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @kimberlypalmer.

The article Are You and That Branded Credit Card Meant for Each Other? originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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A standing-room only pit ticket to one of Taylor Swift’s June concerts at Soldier Field in Chicago could cost you $895. Some would say that’s a high price to pay to see songs from “Reputation” performed live. Before you drop a few hundred (or thousand) dollars on concert tickets, here are seven ways to save...

Courtney Jespersen is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: courtney@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @CourtneyNerd.

The article 7 Ways to Save on Concert Tickets originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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Turning 62 might not sound like a milestone birthday, but it is: That’s the earliest age the Social Security Administration (SSA) allows individuals to begin taking benefits from the system. Still, that doesn’t mean you should jump at the chance the minute this checkered flag waves. Waiting to start drawing benefits until as long as...

Dayana Yochim is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: dyochim@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @DayanaYochim.

The article When to Take Social Security Benefits originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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Who doesn’t like a good flight deal? Especially when said deal includes a free stopover in a captivating city like Reykjavik. Icelandair is offering low fares from several U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and Seattle, to London this fall. And all routes include a multi-day stopover in Iceland on either leg of the trip....

Mary M. Flory is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: mflory@nerdwallet.com.

The article How to go to Iceland for Free originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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The world is full of tropical paradises and other exotic places where a couple can live comfortably on $2,000 a month or less. Plus, good health care abroad can cost a fraction of what it does in the U.S. If living more cheaply is the only reason you’d retire to another country, though, you’re likely...

Liz Weston is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: lweston@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @lizweston.

The article Retiring to Ocean Breezes and Cheap Rent. What’s the Catch? originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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NerdWallet offers financial tools and advice to help you understand your options and make the best possible decisions. The guidance we offer and information we provide are deeply researched, objective and independent. We spent over 400 hours reviewing the top mortgage lenders before selecting the best for our readers. We’ve picked at least two lenders...

The article Best Credit Union Mortgage Lenders of 2018 originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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When my husband and I first started dating, we were both frugal by necessity: Our graduate student budgets and accumulating student loans didn’t leave much room for splurging. While we agreed, for the most part, on how much to spend, we differed greatly on how to make those purchases. For me, using a credit card...

Kimberly Palmer is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: kpalmer@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @kimberlypalmer.

The article How (and Why) I Persuaded My Husband to Switch to a Credit Card originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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Signing up with a robo-advisor is like having your own financial planning robot. You answer questions online about your goals and risk tolerance, then the robo uses algorithms and super-smart software to assemble and manage an investment portfolio for you. You can do the whole process without having to talk to anyone, which is why...

Barbara Marquand is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: bmarquand@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @barbaramarquand.

The article How to Talk to a Robo-Advisor originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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