Unusual Investments You Should Consider

Diversification is a strategy that makes it possible to hold many types of investments in one portfolio. Continue reading

Tactics to Curb Impulse Spending

Date: October, 27 2016 If you've ever wandered through a shopping mall and found yourself buying something on a whim, you are guilty of impulse spending. There's little harm in it as long as the impulses are few and far between, and if they won’t drain your finances. Many people are able to curb the habit using tactics intended to make your bank account grow rather than shrink.   Use Cash Instead... Continue reading

Outdated Financial Advice That's Still Being Taught

Date: October, 25 2016 The investment world is littered with quotable expressions passing as legitimate investment advice. "Buy what you know" is an expression commonly thrown around about investments, but it may not be sound financial advice. It can cause problems for investors when inaccurate or outdated expressions become commonplace. Understanding the source and the legitimacy of financial... Continue reading

Understanding Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Similar Apps

A growing number of businesses now let you make purchases just by tapping or waving your smartphone near the credit card reader. It's a new way to make payments from your credit card or debit card without having to sign your name or even having to take out your wallet. If you haven't used this technology yet, this is how the two most common ways of paying with Apple and Android devices works. Continue reading

How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle Without Breaking the Bank

Date: September 27, 2016 Americans find lots of excuses for not getting healthy, and cost is one of them. While it's true that it can cost you a bundle to eat at that new vegan restaurant every night and work out daily with a personal trainer, it's also possible to build a healthy, happy lifestyle without spending a fortune. Here are some tips to get you heading down the healthy path.   The Low-... Continue reading

Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

Date: September 20, 2016 If you’ve ever been a victim of identity theft or know someone who has been, then you know that it may lead to a great deal of personal and financial stress. Identity theft most commonly occurs when a person takes your personal information and uses it in one or more transactions in order to benefit financially. Though this type of theft is pretty common in the modern... Continue reading

How Secured Credit Cards Can Help Your Credit

If you are applying for your first credit card or have a short or poor credit history, obtaining one isn't going to be easy. Those looking to get their first card will find they need credit to get credit, and those with poor credit may be refused at certain interest rates. One way of entering the magic circle is to obtain a secured credit card. Here's the scoop on how doing that can help you... Continue reading

Features of a Profitable Investment Property

Whether you are looking to rent out a room or an entire building, a profitable investment property is one that will attract good tenants who are willing to pay for a quality location and a better lifestyle. It begins with finding a great neighborhood and then shopping around for a property that is meant to impress. Continue reading

Must-Have Tech Skills to Master This Year

Companies are looking for candidates with soft-skill basics like the ability to work well with others, to communicate effectively and to make decisions from all the information at-hand. But technical know-how will give you a competitive edge in the job market and at the workplace. Here are five skills to hone.   Data Security It's not uncommon to hear some news about a data breach in one company... Continue reading

Tips to Avoid ATM Fees

Date: October 28, 2016 You go to an ATM machine to get money, not to spend it, but you could end up paying more than a little change to receive those $20 bills. If an ATM charges you money to get money, your bank also typically charges you a fee to use that ATM. Avoid wasting money when you access your own cash by arming yourself with these great tips.   Get Off Scot-Free: No-Fee ATMs The best... Continue reading