Sara Rathner, Moneyish

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Past articles by Sara:

How the CFPB's plan to slash credit card late fees could affect you

Opponents of the CFPB’s plan to slash credit card late fees say it could affect consumers’ access to credit. Here's what's going on, and how to avoid late fees. → Read More

As interest rates climb higher, here’s what’s in store for credit cards this year

Low interest rates and crypto-earning credit cards are out, customized rewards and virtual assistant services are in. Here are 5 credit card trends to watch → Read More

What’s a credit card loan? It’s likely cheaper and better than a cash advance—here’s how it works.

A cash advance from a credit card is useful in a pinch, but can cost you big time in interest. But newer, less expensive loan programs have several benefits. → Read More

If you want to make life plans as a couple, work as a team to tackle debt

The debts you bring into a relationship are ultimately yours, but they can get in the way of building your future as a couple. → Read More

How to increase the odds of meeting your money goals in 2023

We head into the new year with big plans, hoping this will be the year we whittle down that to-do list and get our money on track. Here are tips. → Read More

4 ways to limit your holiday debt

There’s a magical feeling in the air this time of year, but that magic costs money. → Read More

If you're a stay-at-home spouse, here's why you should build your credit

Spouses share a lot, but your credit score belongs to you alone. There are good reasons why stay-at-home spouses should build credit. → Read More

What to do if your homebuying plan got scrapped this year

Though you may feel stuck right now, you don’t have to be forever. Here’s what to do in the meantime. → Read More

If you’re struggling to pay off debt, take these 3 steps to help make it happen

Facing your debt isn’t exactly a fun way to spend an hour. Still, there are actions you can take that will make getting out of debt feel more attainable. → Read More

Scarcity mindset is natural, but can lead to poor financial decisions. Learn to make the fear work for you.

When a scarcity mindset isn’t rooted in a real need to avoid hungry lions, it can lead you to make choices that aren’t actually in your best interest. → Read More

Three times when you can use debt to your advantage

Sometimes taking on debt strategically can help you spread a cost out over a longer period of time, or it can help you stay afloat. → Read More

In your debt: 3 times debt can be a helpful tool

In some corners of the personal finance advice world, getting into debt is just about the worst thing you can do. And yes, some forms of debt — particularly those that charge high interest rates — can keep you locked in a cycle of owing money for years. Still, there are times where taking on […] → Read More

In your debt: 3 times debt can be a helpful tool

You may have learned that all debt is bad, but sometimes debt can make the things you need or want possible. → Read More

Millennials, you’re all grown up—it’s now time to get more sophisticated with your finances

You’ve mastered the basics of money management, but your life is different now, it’s time for your finances to grow up a bit, too. → Read More

Credit card debt will get more expensive—here’s how to pay less interest

Whatever the Fed is up to, it’s always a great time to make a plan to pay down your high-interest credit card debt. → Read More

How one-income couples can remain equals

The COVID-19 pandemic left many in families with one income. → Read More

5 signs your partner has money issues you don't know about

You think you know someone, until they get served with a debt collection notice. How can a relationship survive these kinds of money issues? → Read More

How credit cards are getting in on the electric vehicle spending trend

Some cards are now offering rewards for charging, just like they do for gas. → Read More

MILLENNIAL MONEY: 3 things to do before you buy crypto

Investing in cryptocurrency can be as easy as a few taps on your phone, and with crypto all over the news and coming up in conversations with friends, it’s tempting → Read More

MILLENNIAL MONEY: Get tough money tasks off your to-do list

Nothing sparks procrastination quite like a to-do list of financial tasks. Sometimes the only thing scarier than making a financial choice in the first place is making the WRONG choice, → Read More