TheLiveBigWay® Digest: Credit Craze

TheLiveBigWay® Digest: Credit Craze

The Age-30 Crisis: What About My Money?


As individuals transition into their 30s, they may be entering (or be in the midst of) some of the most critical life transitions they will experience including establishing their careers, marriage, and parenthood. These transitions have such an impact on an individual’s life that some psychologists refer to them as “major life investments,” both because of the personal and financial implications during this stage of life. To learn more about how one can prepare themselves for these transitions from a financial standpoint, read on.

Yeske Buie in the Media: Cash Back Considerations

Credit card companies spend billions of dollars each year marketing their cards to consumers, often using flashy commercials to advertise cash back bonuses, 0% interest rates, and other attractive qualities. But with all the options out there, how do you decide which company earns your business? While there are a number of considerations to evaluate when making this decision, for many consumers, cash back bonuses have become one of the most highly valued considerations. Lauren Stansell recently shared her thoughts on cash back cards with – read on to see what Lauren had to say.

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In Case You Missed It: Is it Smart Money or Dumb? 

Glass globe and US dollar bills

At the end of last week, we shared our response to The Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig’s latest offering for The Intelligent Investor titled “The Dumb Money Is Bailing on U.S. Stocks. That’s Smart.” Zweig’s article argues that “now more than ever, investors need to consider investing in overseas stock markets.” In case you missed our short weekend read, we share it again here in this space.

Freeze for Free

Just in time for cybersecurity awareness month, a new federal law effective September 21 brings about two positive changes for consumers – free credit freezes and unfreezes and year-long fraud alerts. These two security measures add an extra layer of protection to your personal information by restricting access to your credit file. Credit freezes achieve this by preventing lenders from pulling your credit file until you choose to unfreeze your information. Similarly, fraud alerts prompt lenders to take extra steps to verify your identity before accessing your information. Both of these efforts help ensure that your credit is accessed only for instances that you – not a fraudster – have authorized. Read on for details on establishing a credit freeze or a fraud alert based on our firsthand experience.

Frozen dollars with padlock

Where in the World is the Live Big® Glass?


Where in the world is the live big glass these days? It’s recently been spotted in more northern areas of the world with stops in the Windy City and Seydisfjordur, Iceland! These two photos have been added to our gallery that offers over 90 other photos of the Live Big glass in dozens of states and countries around the world. If you have a photo you would like to add to our gallery or if you would like to request a glass for yourself, please don’t hesitate to email