Posted On: August 29th, 2015
The period around Christmas and new year is always going to see your checking account taking a considerable battering.
In order to save money at times like this, it’s first necessary to have some extra to save. Follow our money-making tips below, and you’ll be well on your way to doing exactly that.
Posted On: June 23rd, 2015
When it comes to credit, most consumers fall into one of two categories. They either have a firm handle on how credit works and what actions effect it or they are completely clueless. Regardless of which camp you fall into, you may be looking for ways to boost your credit score in a relatively short time.
Posted On: June 10th, 2015
Online shopping is convenient and for that reason it has been steadily growing in popularity since the internet first made its way into homes throughout the world. In today’s technology age, it’s not only easy for consumers to make purchases online, it’s also easy for fraudsters to take advantage of vulnerable consumers and wreak financial havoc.
Posted On: April 14th, 2015
Budgeting is a skill that is essential if you want to build up your savings account. Many people never establish any type of budget and find themselves faced with immense amounts of debt. In order to save money and avoid needless purchases it is a good idea to create some kind of plan for spending. To create a quality budget that is easy to follow make sure that it has a clear goal, it’s easy to track, and be honest about spending.
Posted On: March 13th, 2015
Unless you’re born rich a good credit score is essential for a good quality of life. Your score can be used to determine whether a landlord will rent to you, whether an employer will hire you, what rate you get on a car loan and whether you qualify for a mortgage to buy a house.
And the better your score the lower your interest rate will be. Just a small difference in the interest rate could save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
Posted On: February 28th, 2015
When it comes to saving money, most people have big dreams about where they’d like to be, but few have the tools they need to reach their goals. Below is a quick guide to the top five ways of saving money–all methods that anyone in any financial state can stick to in order to come closer to their dream amount of money.
Posted On: February 21st, 2015
If you are reading this, chances are you already know the benefits of saving money. It is pretty straightforward that most people can appreciate why it is a good idea to save.
You need to save because emergencies can pop up at any time. You need to be in a financial situation where you can cover and fix any emergencies that might come up which includes medical emergencies, loss of job or home. You just never know what is in store in the future so you need to be prepared by saving money up to take care of these.
Posted On: January 26th, 2015
Warren Buffett is everyone’s favorite billionaire. The world’s richest man is in many ways just like you. He drinks Coke and eats hamburgers and french fries, drives a beat up car and lives in a 4 bedroom house. In other ways, he is quite different, he owns a jet and collects quality companies the way people collect shot glasses on vacation.
Posted On: January 9th, 2015
The worst part about being in credit card debt isn’t necessarily paying back the debt – but it’s paying all the interest fees that go along with it. If you have bad credit and have a high interest rate on your credit card you could be paying out hundreds of dollars per month on interest payments alone.
When you receive a loan (and credit cards are a loan) you need to pay interest to the creditor. When you buy a house, interest rates are pretty low (about 5%). When you buy a car, the rates are a little higher (about 9%). The reason the rates are low is because if you miss a few payments the bank would take your property away.
Posted On: November 14th, 2014
You guard your house by having an alarm system. You guard your car by locking it. You guard your money by putting it in a wallet inside your pocket. Well what are you doing to protect your identity? If the answer is nothing, you may already be a victim of identity theft and not even know it.
While you may not make yourself completely immune from identity theft, you could however use some common sense tactics to decrease your chances of having your identity stolen. Here are five ways you can protect yourself from being the next victim of identity theft.