Chase hikes Sapphire Reserve fee

JPMorgan Chase has raised the annual fee for the Sapphire Reserve, the bank's premium and popular rewards credit card. The fee is now $550, an increase of $100. The bank is offering some new perks to appease and attract cardholders.

Equifax data breach claim deadline has passed

Equifax's settlement with the U.S. government entitles affected consumers to free credit-monitoring and identity-restoration services for the next several years. Consumers may also be eligible for money for their time or reimbursement for certain services.

Author-entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau says you can side-hustle your way to financial freedom

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler who built a passionate following from his blog The Art of Non-Conformity, where he chronicled traveling to 193 countries before his 35th birthday. His first book, named after the blog (here's a great review), became the first of many bestsellers, including The $100 Startup and The Happiness of Pursuit.

Credit score awareness

Checking emails, Facebook messages and yes even credit score are just some of the things millennials are doing on a more regular basis. Almost nine out of 10 older millennials (30–38) have checked their score at least once, according to CreditCards.com, which is a better showing than any other age group.

Credit card tips

Half of millennials say they've had their current credit card longer than their current romantic relationship. Matt Schulz, the chief industry analyst with CompareCards, says that isn't a good thing. That first credit card that you may have gotten in college or in your early 20s probably has a high APR (annual percentage rate), high fees, and little or no rewards, Matt says, and you can do better.

Managing your money the smart way

This is the time of year when resolutions are made and broken. And topping the list of resolutions for many of us is figuring out our finances.

Rebecca Walser's wealth tips

Here are some personal finance tips from Rebecca Walser, the author of "Wealth Unbroken: Growing Wealth Uninterrupted by Market Crashes, Taxes, and Even Death." Walser is a tax attorney and a financial consultant.

Taking control of your money

For about 10 years, the New York City Department Of Consumer Affairs has been offering free financial counseling through more than 20 financial empowerment centers in the city. The counselors are trained professionals that work one-on-one with individuals and help them tackle debt, improve their credit, create a budget, open a bank account, save and plan for the future, and more.