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
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(Oct 21, 2014, Huffington Post)
Veteran personal finance journalist. Robert Powell. answers your questions for USA WEEKEND. I will turn 70 on March 12, 2015. I understand that the Social Security Administration computes "qualifying age" based on a full month after my birthday (since ...
(Oct 21, 2014, USA TODAY)
Real-estate website Zillow Inc. ( Z ) said its real-time rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages was unchanged for the latest week, marking a third straight week below 4%. The 30-year fixed-mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages, which tracks mortgages on the ...
(Oct 21, 2014, NASDAQ)
real_Estate_questions_mortgage_foreclosure_real-estate-law There was little change to mortgage rates yesterday, despite a fair amount of volatility in mortgage backed securities markets. Mortgage bonds began the day by selling off, and assuming current ...
(Oct 21, 2014, Mortgage Rates & Trends (blog))
Average mortgage rates for a 30-year loan have dropped for a fourth consecutive week, falling below 4 percent. That's the lowest the weekly rate has been since June, but it hasn't sparked a refinancing frenzy yet. "I don't think they're aware," Teresa ...
(Oct 21, 2014, York Dispatch)
The $7 Trillion Opportunity: Money Management Tips From The Financial ...
(Oct 21, 2014, Forbes)
Diwali may be a festival when we welcome the goddess of wealth into our homes. But more often than not, we end up spending much more. Is it possible to shop even as we save? Shopping and saving need not be the oxymoron that it appears if we choose to ...
(Oct 20, 2014, Daily News & Analysis)
... right direction, as it makes it far easier for us to check in on our accounts wherever we are and help us gain an often elusive sense of control over our money. But there's a huge problem with Passbook plus Apple Pay as a personal finance ...
(Oct 20, 2014, Business Insider)
The best 30 year fixed rate loan interest rates stand at 4.000% at Chase Bank (NYSE:JPM) yielding an APR of 4.115%. The shorter term 15 year loan deals are being quoted at 3.250% with an APR of 3.413% today. The 5/1 ARM loans are being offered for ...
(Oct 20, 2014, Finance Daily)
Even at a point where the Bank of England base rate stands at just 0.5%, a mortgage rate of just 0.99% looks low. Other lenders may offer lower rates to very wealthy clients with complicated financial circumstances, but in the mainstream market this is ...
(Oct 20, 2014, The Guardian)
International Personal Finance Plc Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Panmure Gordon ...
(Oct 20, 2014, sleekmoney)
The balmy climate for bond investors is "about to get chillier," said Jonathan Burton at The Wall Street Journal. The Federal Reserve is signaling that the benchmark federal funds rate, currently near zero, will soon begin to rise and could approach 4 ...
(Oct 20, 2014, The Week Magazine)