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Whether you’re cruising the open highway on the trip of a lifetime or heading to the in-laws’ place for the weekend, planning ahead can make all the difference. From lighter traffic to fair weather, a few adjustments can put you in the fast lane to a more pleasant experience. But in times of emergency or extreme conditions, checking your phone might not be an option. Having a roadside emergency kit in your car can help you when you need it most.
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Looking for a better way to track your budget but can’t seem to find one that matches all your needs? It may just be the most challenging part of getting your finances on track. Budgets are not one size fits all, and if your budget tracker doesn’t fit your spending habits, it’s easy for unnecessary expenses to go unchecked.

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The weekend should be the time to relax and recharge after the workweek. Unfortunately, many of us squander our leisure days with habits and activities that leave us stressed and depleted come Sunday evening. To help you avoid wasting your weekend, we’ve gathered together four tips that can help you relax and have fun while you’re off work.
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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and the American Express® Gold Card have plenty in common: Big rewards for travel and dining. Transferable points. Flashy metal exteriors. The big question: Which one is better? The answer depends on your spending habits. For those who can take advantage of its rich credits for dining and airline incidentals, the American Express®…
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Keeping your money in a bank account — as opposed to under your mattress — provides the protection of federal insurance and the benefit of earning interest, but you don’t need to visit a branch bank teller to get your bills and checks where they need to go. If you deposit cash into an ATM, you…
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