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
It was the fifth consecutive week of mortgage rate declines. The year started with an average rate of 4.43% with 0.7 point. Points are fees paid by some borrowers to get a lower rate. A point equals 1% of the loan amount. "I definitely took notice of ...
(Oct 25, 2014, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A Sign Of Defeat? Mitch McConnell Forced To Loan His Reelection Campaign ...
(Oct 25, 2014, PoliticusUSA)
Personal loan rates here are high compared with other eurozone countries, Central Bank studies have found. For a loan of €20,000 over five years, KBC will charge 10pc for those who can avail of the 2pc discount. This is the same as the interest rate ...
(Oct 24, 2014, Irish Independent)
arrow-pointing-down-big After last week's dramatic drop, mortgage rates have continued to decline at a more sedate pace. For you, that means lows not recorded since June of 2013. The average rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to 3.92%, down ...
(Oct 24, 2014, Mortgage Rates & Trends (blog))
MIDVALE, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ally Bank, the direct banking subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), has been named "Best Online Bank" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine as part of its annual "Best List" (December 2014 ...
(Oct 24, 2014, PR Newswire (press release))
Mortgage Lenders Snooze While Treasury Yields Jump 0.06% To 0.13% This ...
(Oct 24, 2014, Seeking Alpha (registration))
West Valley High School 10th grader Estela Newland listens to others as she seeks information on buying a house at a personal finance workshop for DECA students at the school Oct. 23, 2014. At the workshop each student was given a profession, a salary, ...
(Oct 24, 2014, Yakima Herald-Republic)
Average 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.92 percent. WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 ...
(Oct 23, 2014, KOMO News)
Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls to 3.92 Pct. Tweet. Updated: 10/23/2014 1:54 PM Created: 10/23/2014 1:53 PM WDIO.com. WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers ...
(Oct 23, 2014, WDIO-TV)
Those with $250,000 in an account can get about 0.13 to 0.25 percentage point shaved off their mortgage rate. Some other major lenders offer similar deals. Once you find an interest rate that looks appealing, figure out how much you will pay a month ...
(Oct 23, 2014, Wall Street Journal)
International Personal Finance Plc logo International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) was upgraded by Panmure Gordon to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a GBX 540 ($8.69) price target on the stock, up from ...
(Oct 23, 2014, WKRB News)
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