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HOLIDAY DRIVING

Cold weather and holiday road trips will soon be here. The final months of the year bring some of the heaviest highway traffic. Is your vehicle road ready?

PACKING THE CAR

There are a lot of things to balance when heading out for a road trip. It’s easy to leave packing until the last possible minute. But loading up the wrong way could put you and your loved ones at risk. Make time to pack and boost driving safety with these simple guidelines.

THINKING ABOUT A ROADTRIP

Get your driving vacation off to a better start with these seven road trip planning tips.

EMERGENCY ROADSIDE TOOLKIT

Life doesn’t always go according to plan. When an emergency happens, having the right roadside tools can make the difference between delay and danger.

COMMON CAR PROBLEMS

It happens when you least expect it. Suddenly your car stops by the side of the road, or in your driveway. Can you repair it yourself? Not likely, unless you’re an accomplished mechanic or do-it-yourselfer. But there are some things you can do to help lessen car problems.

WELCOME HOME

Home- it's more than four walls and a roof. It's the place where you realize your dreams.

Car Maintenance Checklist

Get more miles out of an aging car. Follow this car care checklist to keep your vehicle roadworthy.

TAKE THE BEST PICTURES WITH YOUR CAMERA

According to Kodak, America's iconic photography brand, there are a few simple tips that can turn an ordinary photo into an extraordinary one.
 

BUYING BEDROOM FURNITURE THAT LASTS

There are many bedroom furniture options. But, unlike other rooms that can be updated often, basic bedroom furniture tends be a long-term commitment.
 

WOOD FLOOR SELECTOR GUIDE

There are many options when it comes to hard surface flooring—from traditional hardwoods to veneers, laminates and even ceramic tile that mimics wood.
 

NOTEBOOK VS TABLET

As a leader in financing solutions for your home, Synchrony Financial created this comparison of two hot, portable technologies.
 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT AREA RUG

Many designers suggest that you begin decorating a room by selecting an area rug and building on it.
 

Bedroom Furniture Style Guide

Best Bedroom Ever – Choosing Bedroom Furniture You’ll Love!

Choosing the Right Dining Room Furniture

Choosing the Right Dining Room Set

Choosing the Right Size and Shape for Dining Room Table

Dining Tables: What Size and Shape?

Décor Ideas for your Kitchen Furniture

The Heart of the Home – Making Your Kitchen Comfortable with Furnishings and Décor

Features to Consider when Buying a Camera

Getting the Best Digital Camera for You!

Financing Options for How to Pay for New Furniture

Three Ways to Get the Furniture You Want or Need.

Furniture Tips for Small Spaces or Rooms

Small Rooms with Big Impact: Furniture Tips for Small Spaces

Kitchen and Dining Room Furniture Chair Styles

Best Chair in the House – Selecting Great Dining/Kitchen Chairs

Kitchen Table and Chair Furniture Set Checklist

What to Consider When Selecting a Kitchen Table and Chair Set

Kitchen Table Design Styles for the Home

Table This! – Selecting the Best Kitchen Table for Your Home

Laptop and Computer Buying Guide

How to Select the Best Laptop for You!

Living Room Furniture Modern vs Contemporary

Your Dream Living Room: Modern, Contemporary or “Mid-Century Modern” Furniture?

Tips for Arranging Living Room Furniture

It’s All Arranged! Living Room Furniture Layouts that Work.

Tips for Picking Area Rugs

Rugs Make the Room!

Tips on How to Install Wall to Wall Carpet Yourself

Install Your Own Wall-to-Wall Carpet

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What Effect Does Your Payment History Have on Your FICO® Score?

Understanding how your FICO® Score works isn't as complicated as you may think. Here's how credit cards and your payment history impact your FICO® Credit Score.

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Introducing the Mysynchrony Mobile App

Enjoy all the convenience of online account management, now in the palm of your hand.

Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent hurricanes.

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fix scratches on car

Maintaining a vehicle's painted finish is important to avoid future corrosion. Learn how to fix minor to deep car scratches using a scratch remover kit.

car scratch repair

Car scratch repair ranges from minor to base-coat to deep scratches and marks. Learn about the anatomy of a car's finish and how it affects scratch repair.

car brakes

Understanding how your car brakes work can make troubleshooting problems much easier.Learn about the various parts that make up your car brakes system.

Repainting your Car

Applying auto body paint can be challenging, even for experienced DIYers. Learn more about minor auto body paint touch ups and the full painting process.

Squealing and Grinding Brakes

Learn what to do about noisy squealing or grinding brakes. That brake noise could be harmless, or it may be a clue that your vehicles needs service, fast.

Driverless Cars

How safe are self-driving cars? With the advanced technology now in place, self-driving cars are probably safer than those with human drivers.

Stopping Distance

What is the optimal stopping distance between vehicles? Learn more about the 3-second rule and other factors that contribute to a safe stopping distance.

How to Choose the Right Body Shop

Finding the right auto body shop can be tedious. Use these tips and tricks to find a reliable and certified auto body shop that does quality work.

Tips for Successful Home Improvement Projects

For a successful home improvement project, select design professionals and contractors with care, consider long-term costs and develop realistic expectations.

Promotional Financing Monthly Payment Estimator

Financing can help you pay for a big purchase with manageable monthly payments. This calculator will estimate your monthly payments based on the amount you’d like to finance and the promotional financing offer you choose.

Tips for Newlyweds: What to Know When Owning Your First Home

Newlyweds may be able to qualify for a loan to finance their home improvement and redecoration projects. This strategy has a lot of benefits.

EMV Credit Card - Chip, Pin Or Strip?

Learn about EMV credit cards and the difference between cards using a chip, pin or magnetic strips.

Special Gift Ideas for the Dad in Your Life

See our Father's Day gift ideas for the special dad in your life. From the outdoorsman to the gadget guru, we have ideas to make his day a special one.

 

What Type of Mattress is Right for You?

A mattress is one of the most important purchases you can make. Keep these vital factors in mind when making your decision.

Deferred Interest Promotions

Learn smart ways to use your credit.

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Is It Time for A New Dishwasher?

A dishwasher contains a number of important components like the motor, circulating pump and heating element. If any one of these fails, repair costs can be high.

 

Benefits of Flooring an Entire Home at Once

Plan on taking the leap and flooring your entire home all at once: It's more convenient, more attractive, and you'll end up paying less per square foot.

 

Choosing Flooring: Why You Shouldn't Cut Corners

To protect the value of your home, invest in high-quality flooring materials that stay beautiful, resist wear and tear and require minimal maintenance.

 

4 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Mattress

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that you could be getting a better night's sleep? Here are four signs your mattress might be overdue for a replacement.

 

Choose the Right Flooring for Each Room in Your Home

Before beginning your next home improvement project, choose your flooring by asking yourself a few questions and considering the room type.

 

Windshield Crack Repair

An overview of professional and DIY windshield crack repair and windshield chip repair. Learn how not all chips and cracks are created equally for repair.

 

Car Window Replacement

Learn about how different car windows are made with this set of helpful tips on car window replacement, car window repair and side mirror replacement

 

Car Warning Lights

Does a red light mean a serious issue? Understand common car warning lights and what they mean to be better aware of your car's check engine light codes.

 

Engine Light On

Is your check engine light on? Understand what the engine light means and what you should do, whether the engine light is blinking or non-blinking.

 

Engine Repair

Avoiding engine maintenance is a good way to turn a small problem into a major one. Read about common engine repair problems and spark plug replacement.

 

How Often Should You Change Your Car Oil

What you should know about engine oil, including how often you should change your oil, how to change your oil and the advantages of synthetic motor oil.

 

Windshield Repair

Your car windshield is one of your car's most important safety restraints. Understand when and why it's best to do a windshield repair versus replacement.

 

Light truck tires vs. passenger car tires

Where the rubber meets the road

How to check your tire pressure

Basic Car Maintenance to Keep Your Car Humming

There are a few basic auto repair maintenance tasks you may be able to do yourself.

 

How to Choose the Ideal Engagement Ring

An engagement ring is one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. Here are some tips to help you get it right

 

FICO® Scores 101

Every day, thousands of U.S. lenders use FICO® Scores to make more credit-granting decisions, but what does that mean for you?

Cars, Homes, and Credit Cards: What Credit Score Do You Need?

How do you know whether your score is good enough to make a major purchase? This guide explains how to interpret your credit score.

 

Credit Reporting Agency Basics: What You Need to Know for a Good Score

Understanding how credit reporting agencies operate is an important part of maintaining a good credit score.

 

3 Easy Steps Towards Credit Repair

If your current credit isn't as great as you'd hoped, don't give up on your financial plans. You can work toward repairing your credit by following these three simple steps.

 

3 of the Best Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

A high credit score gives you access to better interest rates and payment terms from creditors. To increase your score, follow these three easy steps.

 

How to Choose the Right Tablet

With so many tablets on the market, it can be hard to choose which is best for you. Ask yourself these four questions to help you decide.

 

Financial Management Tips

Check out these financial management tips to help you keep your personal finances in line.

 

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What is APR?

Understanding your APR gives you a more complete view of the cost of your credit.

 

What is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau educates and protects consumers in the financial markets, supervises financial companies and enforces financial laws.

 

Financing 101

Credit can help you buy tires, appliances, furniture and more. And understanding the factors that affect your credit is the key to using it wisely.

 

All About Private Label Credit Cards

A major purchase could use a significant chunk of your credit line on a traditional credit card. Private label credit cards offer an alternative.

 

Understanding Minimum Payments

When you’re making arrangements to pay a credit card or loan on time, make sure you understand the consequences of only making the minimum payment.

What To Do If Your Identity is Stolen

Learn some of the things you can do if you realize your identity has been stolen and some of the steps you can take to help protect your good credit status.

 

Tips for Helping Prevent Identity Theft

Learn steps you can take if you lose your credit card. First, act fast and report the loss to the bank as soon as you discover the loss.

 

Organize Your Personal Online Security

Certain online activity can make you susceptible to identify theft. But following basic steps and practices can help protect personal information.

 

3 Common Ways of Falling Victim to Identity Theft

Identity theft can affect anyone, but educating yourself on causes can help reduce the risk of becoming a victim. Learn 3 habits to avoid.

 

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