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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize for Economics this year for his pioneering work in Behavioral Economics. Of course, he promptly said he would spend the prize money “as irrationally as possible”. Here’s a light-hearted
People have always been fussed about their personal appearance. But the rise of social media means that were in the public eye more than ever: theres no hiding. Its not surprising that people want to ensure that they look perfect at all times. This m
Popular Direct is an online banking division of Popular Community — focused on helping its customers by offering simple and transparent banking services. One of its most noteworthy accounts is the Popular Direct Plus Savings Account because
For those of us actively trying to improve our financial situation, it's inspiring to read about others who have succeeded. Dilenia Frias is one such example, embarking upon Wise Bread's Total Financial Transformation Plan, and successfully improving
CIT Bank (not be confused with Citi Bank) has become one of the larger online-only banks with a multi-year history of competitive rates. They don’t offer a checking account, so their products are mostly designed to be savings products with
Join us as we compare the unique features of the three best online credit score tools in this ‘Credit Karma vs Credit Sesame vs Quizzle’ roundup. If youre looking for a free way to check your credit score, look no further than thr
When you start out day trading, there is a lot you can learn from online video classes and studying books and strategies. But to get a taste of the day-to-day, you want to get some free chat in and observe what the veteran traders are doing. Free cha
Student loans have evolved. At one time, there was no option to refinance public federal loans (although you could always refinance private loans). Today, there’s a tremendous opportunity to refi
Charles Schwab is a national financial services company that offers a full range of accounts and services. It operates an online banking division (Schwab Bank) that offers savings and checking accounts, including the Schwab Bank High Yield Investor S
By request, I have updated this article that was originally published in 2015. I included all dividend stocks that have at least a 15 year track record of increasing dividends, which brings it up to 18 in total (16 last year). This list will give you
When I was in my 20s and early 30s, my goal was to always grow my net worth faster than the S&P 500. This is easier to do the less money you have thanks to aggressive savings. Now in my 40s, my goal is to try and earn a return equal to 3X the
Car ownership comes with a bigger price tag than what you pay, as there are many hidden costs. So how much does it cost to own a car? Learn the truth here. According to AAA, it costs an average of $8,469 to operate the average car for 2017, or about
Y’all asked for more real-life stories like our #money motivations from last week, so today we deliver up another plate full :) Only this time around, we focus on money #tips. (Why do I keep #hashtagging everything?) I always keep a folder
Anyone can experience a bad job. Even the job of your dreams, the career you always dreamt of being able to pursue, has the possibility of turning bad. An unpleasant boss, awful working hours– these can happen in any occupation. However, th
Prenups are becoming more popular, especially for millennials. But do you really need one? Let's find out. More Millennials Are Getting Prenups—Here’s Why You Should Consider One Too appeared first on Money Under 30. © Mo
You love food. You love podcasts. You're not alone! The interwebs are now chock-full of podcasts for hungry listeners. While this list is by no means definitive, these are seven of my go-to podcasts when I need some inspiration in the kitchen. (See a
While traveling on a shoestring budget is fun and challenging in its own right, treating yourself to a luxury vacation is something we all that dream about. I mean who doesn’t like to be pampered every now and then? You may think that high-
Following the records set in the first week of October 2017, the S&P 500 (Index: INX) continued to mark new highs during the second week of the month. More specifically, the 2555.24 that marked the level of the S&P 500 at the close of trading
The Barclaycard Arrival Plus card may be the answer to finally getting the travel reward points you deserve. But with an annual fee and high APR, this card might not be for everyone. Barclaycard Arrival Plus Review—The Travel Rewards Card T
Many of us, in these tough times, are looking for ways to save money. You might be surprised, however, to discover that you don't have to make huge changes to get ahead financially. Many of the things that you have ingrained as part of your lifestyle
If you are employed by a public company, there is a chance that you will be offered the option to invest in company stock in your 401(k) or purchase company shares at a discount. This can be a nice perk for employees, and a possible incentive for the
Savings I Bonds are a unique, low-risk investment backed by the US Treasury that pay out a variable interest rate linked to inflation. You could own them as a replacement for cash reserves (they are liquid after 12 months) or bonds in your portfolio.
Those that wish to make the most of their business acumen will also need to make the most of their time. In today’s frantic business world, it can be difficult to spare the many periods needed to study. This is why it is essential that you
This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Decluttr Review – Sell Your Electronics, CDs, DVDs & Games Online. My wife and I are in the process of decluttering over a
Saving money shouldn’t be complicated, especially when it comes to where you bank. Savings accounts combine convenience with a chance to grow your money by earning interest on deposits. That doesn’t mean, however, that all savings
On of the main benefits of Amazon Prime is that you can buy things whenever you want with no minimum purchase requirement, shipped to you for free. Mostly. Amazon classifies some of their lower-priced products as “Add-On” items, w
Many of us harbor dreams of retiring overseas in some far-flung, exotic country. Whether it’s for pure adventure, to make retirement dollars stretch further, or both, retiring abroad is becoming more common. But choosing exactly where to go
Dave Ramsey’s Step #4 is simply this–save 15% of your gross income for retirement, preferably in Roth 401(k) and Roth IRA retirement accounts. This step raises two important questions. First, what’s so special about 15%
Turkey has now made some very worrying threats which could result in a significantly crippling reduction in oil trading made with Iraqi Kurds. This aggression has stemmed from how the Iraqi Kurds have pledged their backing for the independence from B
London property prices versus the cost of buying in South Wales, plus the rest of the week's good reads... What caught my eye this week. I am heading away early for the weekend, so not much time to muse over any of this week’s abundant link
Delta miles! American Express increased the bonus on the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card. The bonus is increased to 70,000 miles for a limited time. I picked up the card this week as part of a bigger application spree (more on that next week!) In additi
All of us are creatures of convenience, and that extends to our finances. Its not enough to access online banking, budgeting tools, and retailer websites from home we want them on our mobile devices, too. But, just as browsing the web from home can e
When you need extra cash, side hustles are an easy solution. However, if you're short on time, committing hours to driving for Uber or delivering packages for Postmates can be difficult. That's why flexible gigs that allow you to work from home &
Imagine you have $20,000 to invest and rather than stocks and bonds, you want to put your money to work in real estate. In the past, your options were likely limited to projects and buildings in your zip code. And for $20,000, there aren’t
Administrative note: There will be no articles next week, as I will be attending and speaking at the annual Bogleheads event. We’ll resume our regular schedule on 10/23. Researcher Wade Pfau released a new book this week:How Much Can I Spen
[Hey guys! Welcome Benjamin Davis from FromCentsToRetirement.com to the blog today. He’s been on an interesting journey lately hanging out with millionaires, and stops by to share some insight :) What a great way to soak up some knowledge,
When a family member, spouse, or friend doesn't have a high enough credit score to take out a loan, cosigning for them is one of the only ways they'll be able to take out the loan. But cosigning comes with a price. What Does Being A Cosigner Really M
Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on how to stop keeping up with the Joneses, the biggest money wasters, and ways to help a friend with low self-esteem. Top 5 Articles Top 4 Ways to Stop Keeping Up with the Jone
MoviesAnywhere is a service that links up movies that you bought online at one retailer and lets you view them on another retailer. For example, you might buy a movie from iTunes and watch it from Amazon Video. This “digital movie locker&am
Savings accounts are great multitaskers, holding onto your deposits for safekeeping, and earning interest for reaching a multitude of goals. But let’s face it, paying to stay healthy can get pretty expensive — a goal unto itself t
The following is an article by frequent contributor Kosmo. I’ve been interested in how AirBnb works to stay at as it seems like people are using them to save some good money. I’ve written in the past about potentially being an Air
Having a tough time coming up with an idea for this…. thesakbrandgroup.com is a post from Money Crashers.       Having a tough time coming up with an idea for this…. thesakbran
My first job out of college was working at Barnes & Noble for $8.25 an hour, which meant I took home about $1,000 per month. It was a pretty precarious financial position considering that my rent cost $500 per month and I owed $200 per month
Saving money doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are many ways to save money that are easy and fun. Here are 95 painless ways to save money. Here at Dough Roller, we talk a lot about getting into the habit of spending less than you make
The Barclays Dream Savings account is an unusual savings account designed to help people work towards their financial dreams. Barclays helps encourage account holders to keep saving by rewarding regular deposits and leaving money in the account. One
When dealing and disposing of waste, new guidelines in 2011 stipulated that businesses and organisations should apply waste hierarchy systems when disposing of their waste. These rules suggest that all organisations who deal with waste should dispose
Tracking the growth rates of trade over time can be a valuable exercise because of what that figure can tell us about the relative health of the national economies engaged in that trade. For example, when a nation's economy is growing more strongly t
A million bucks! What a dream. Once you have the cash you can promptly fly to Macau, bet it on black and turn it into $2 million! Or, you can lose it all and spend the rest of your remaining years wondering what were you thinking. Getting to at least
Like virtually every other home cook in America, I recently got an Instant Pot, a brand of electric pressure cooker and slow cooker combo that has become a word-of-mouth hit. While I use it for everyday meals, the electric pressure cooker has a featu
Being a landlord requires a lot of responsibility and a lot of money. If you've ever wondered if it's worth it to be a landlord, keep reading to find out exactly what it takes. Is It (Financially) Worth It To Be A Landlord? appeared first on Money Un