Personal Finance Guide
The appeal of credit cards lies in the fact that it makes it easy to get just about anything you want. Fancy a new wristwatch? Just give your card, and it's all good. Love that new pair of shoes? Here you go. Swipe the card and you walk away with the shoes.
All these are possible without spending cash. That is why it is so easy for many people to get into and continue to remain in debt. Your... [Continue Reading]
You might think that a traditional pension is your best option for saving for retirement, but is that really the case? If the circumstances are right, you may get better returns by starting a self-managed super-fund. While both pensions and super-funds have the same end goal of providing you with a comfortable retirement, they have very different ways of achieving these outcomes. Here is an... [Continue Reading]
As we get older and reach retirement age, lots of us have to ask for help at home for ourselves, or for a partner. Whether we chose to access care at home or in a specialist setting, it costs money. Not many people have the income to support long-term care out of their own pocket, and if you're in this situation you might be looking for alternative options. One of these options is equity... [Continue Reading]
If you’re like the majority of people in the world, you likely never think about things like your credit score or credit report – at least not unless you’re actively trying to borrow money or buy a house, in which case your every thought probably centers on those two things. Most people think that their credit, good or bad, only impacts their lives when they’re... [Continue Reading]
Given the high competition in the current job market, earning an MBA is essential for anyone who aims to secure a top management position. A graduate degree increases your marketability and affords you the opportunity to switch careers. Thus, despite the lengthy period that one has to spend in the classroom to earn the degree, the investment made is always worthwhile.
In the course of taking... [Continue Reading]
When the paternity of a child is called into question, it can have all kinds of effects on every person involved. There may be pressure on the grandparents, stress on the alleged father, stress on the mother, and even stress on the child involved. Some people might choose to wallow through this stress because even the thought of an actual paternity test seems too expensive. A home paternity... [Continue Reading]
Negotiating a salary can be an awkward situation. There seems to be a taboo around discussing personal financial matters, especially amongst British people. We are not good at haggling – it is just not in our nature.
Negotiating a wage requires nerves, bottle and a little bit of cheek. These are qualities that the top sales people tend to have. For us mere mortals,... [Continue Reading]
Baseball is heralded as America’s pastime and will always be imbedded into American culture. The game that simply uses a stick, ball, and glove has produced years of legendary games and iconic figures. From Babe Ruth’s called shot to the incredible comeback of the 2004 Boston Red Sox, baseball captures our imaginations and has developed into a lucrative worldwide business.... [Continue Reading]
Today more and more graduating students are leaving college with unprecedented amounts of student loan debt to repay. With a weak job market and an economic recovery only now starting to gain traction, some students are finding it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to repay this debt. Faced with the prospect of ruining their financial record before it actually begins, many... [Continue Reading]
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Personal Finance News
The world's largest retailer recently announced a new and intriguing product that may resonate with many of its customers. Beginning in late October, Walmart will begin promoting low-cost checking accounts to a broad swath of its customers who lack ...
(Sep 30, 2014, Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Reno Police are offering free advice on how to keep your personal finances safe in tonight's Safety Watch Q & A. Officer Tim Broadway is our guest. He's answering all your questions about keeping your credit and debit card numbers safe and out of the ...
(Sep 30, 2014, KTVN)
If you really find yourself needing money, it may be more advantageous to take out a personal loan. These loans are made through reputable financial institutions and typically come with fixed rates. This means that the interest rate you start with ...
(Sep 30, 2014, Huffington Post)
30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Drop Slightly; Current Rate is 4.08%, According ...
(Sep 30, 2014, CNNMoney)
National Debt Relief explains in a recent article published September 25, 2014 how important it is to teach personal finance to children. The article titled “Personal Finance For Kids: Inspire Your Child To Value Money” shows ways on how to teach and ...
(Sep 30, 2014, Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release))
Foundations in Personal Finance is a comprehensive, flexible and turnkey personal finance curriculum. It is designed to be taught by the teacher in school, aided by video lessons from Dave Ramsey and his team of experts. It has been recently updated ...
(Sep 29, 2014, KyForward.com)
The analysis by personal finance website WalletHub scored states and the District of Columbia based on 18 factors, including salary, job openings and school safety. Wisconsin ranked no higher than seventh in any category, but it scored among the top 15 ...
(Sep 29, 2014, Capital Times)
Current Mortgage Rates at Capital One for Sept 29 Capital One Financial has updated its mortgage rates for Monday, September 29. The best rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan today is 4.125% with an APR of 4.178%, while the popular shorter-term 15-year ...
(Sep 29, 2014, Morning Ledger)
The index is a random data sample from 1,000 people. Researchers collect data through telephone interviews using relatively straightforward questions—do you think the state of the economy, personal finances, and time to buy goods and services are ...
(Sep 29, 2014, Market Realist)
According to Freddie Mac's weekly mortgage rate survey of 125 banks, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates dropped 3 basis points (0.03%) to reach 4.20% last week. The rate is available to borrowers paying 0.5 discount points plus a complete ...
(Sep 29, 2014, The Mortgage Reports (blog))
mortgage rates Last week mortgage rates improved on net. Rates hit the highest levels we've seen since May following the Fed statement on the 17th, and have been improving since hitting that recent nadir. Domestic economic data has been mixed but ...
(Sep 29, 2014, Mortgage Rates & Trends (blog))
Hoping to do for personal finance what Expedia and other sites did for travel, Credit Karma Inc. has raised $75 million in growth funding from major late-stage investors at a valuation of more than $1 billion. Previous investors Google Capital , Tiger ...
(Sep 29, 2014, Wall Street Journal (blog))