Today’s bits: Best time to book flights, Boomers are divorcing, Free Dunkin Donuts

After U.S. consumers’ credit scores peaked this spring, economists expect a rise in loan and credit-card approvals and increased spending. Shown, a customer signs for a purchase with a credit card. Credit Scores Hit Record High as Recession Wounds Heal
After U.S. consumers’ credit scores peaked this spring, economists expect a rise in loan and credit-card approvals and increased spending. Credit scores for U.S. consumers reached a record high this spring while the share of Americans deemed to be some of the riskiest borrowers hit a record low—a potential boon for lending and economic activity. More than six million U.S. adults will have personal bankruptcies disappear over the next five years, according to a recent report. Read more…


working laptop officeA financial planner explains 5 steps to take to start investing
I follow a number of online discussion boards and a question that I see come up over and over again is, “How do I start investing?” It’s a complex question not only in terms of your money mindsets but also dependent upon your personal financial goals … Read more…


10 small things to give up if you want to save more money
If you want to save big over time, you have to start with the small stuff. As 38-year-old self-made millionaire, Chris Reining tells CNBC, “I know there are some people out there that say you shouldn’t worry about the $5 latte, but the more I think  Read more…


How to Lose the Most Money Investing in Stocks
While most of us should be invested in index funds, if you are investing in indiciudal stocks, here’s a guide to help you lose money. Read more…


This is why baby boomers are divorcing at a stunning rate
Statistically speaking we’re healthier and probably going to be living a lot longer — possibly 30 years longer — than average retirees once did. The surge in late-in-life — or “gray” — divorce is one possibly unintended consequence of this so-called longevity bonus. Read more…


Saving and investing wisely
Taking the first steps to investing can seem daunting, but it can have a significant financial impact. With proper planning it can be worth taking the plunge into unknown waters. Read more…


Here’s why Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. ET is the perfect time to buy airline tickets
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5 Mistakes Millennial Entrepreneurs Make With Money
It can be easy to spend a lot of time planning how to raise money from investors and venture capital firms early on in a startup. A lot of young entrepreneurs consider the amount of money raised at the beginning a measure of success. Focusing too much … Read more…


How to spend your money in retirement without dying broke
As a result, retirees may become too frugal — Americans are leaving increasingly larger sums of money behind, according to new research from Washington, D.C.-based advisory firm United Income. Estates grew 130% between 2002-2002 an 2010-2012, … Read more…


Free Doughnut Alert: Dunkin’ Donuts Giveaway Is Friday
The big day is Friday, June 2, this year, and the biggest name in doughnuts has already announced its special giveaway. Like last year, Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating National Doughnut Day by giving one free doughnut per customer with the purchase of … Read more…


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