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11 Signs You Could be In Over Your Head with Credit Card Debt

When you want to make a large purchase or find yourself in a financial bind, having a credit card can be a lifesaver. Sure, credit cards are convenient and beneficial in more ways than one, but when you’re an irresponsible card holder, you end up with the bad end of the deal. That once $200 purse now costs you $300. In these trying economical times, consumers are overextending themselves as it pertains to credit card purchases, and as a result end up paying a high price.

Now don’t get me wrong, this is not to say that credit cards should not be used (I myself have three credit card accounts). However, it is equally as important to realize when you’re in over your head. Not sure what ‘in over your head’ looks like? Here are a few signs you may be drowning in credit card debt. [Continue reading]

DEAL ALERT: $1,000 Sign-Up Bonus For New Lyft Drivers

(Update 2/27/15): Congratulations to all the drivers who were able to take advantage of Lyft’s $1,000 double sided referral bonus over the past couple days.  The deal is now dead but there are a few select cities still paying $1,000 to new drivers (but you have to complete 30 rides by 3/8).

Lyft just announced their biggest sign-up bonus ever for new drivers: $1,000.  Yes, you read that right people.  And the best thing is there aren’t many strings attached either.

Drivers in the following cities are eligible for the $1,000 bonus:

  • Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Denver, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, San Jose, Miami, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles

This offer is available to brand new Lyft drivers who apply and give their first ride by 3/5!  So if you are someone who is a brand new driver you can sign up right now and you’ll get $1,000 after you give your first ride – it’s as simple as that.

Sign Up Here Using My Referral Link [Continue reading]

Ways to Reduce Your Tax Burden

Now that most of my 1099's have arrived, I'll be sitting down to do my taxes soon!  Today, PF Pro contributor, Melissa Hoffman takes a look at a few ways you can reduce your tax burden and keep more money in your pocket. As much as you may not … [Continue reading]