Personal Finance

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Debt consolidation is refinancing your old credits, where a lender merges multiple credits into one loan and repays off the old debts. You will end up with one loan with new terms from one lender only. While debt consolidation has its advantages, like allowing you to have lower interest and...
Anything finance-related can be a taxing subject for most individuals, especially when it involves investments and taxes. Every financial advisor you come across will advise you to start investing as early as possible. But how do you do it? Where do you even begin? An investment 101 lesson is...
Looking for a home to buy is much easier than the buying process itself. The process becomes even more overwhelming when you are haggling for the best price. Unless you spend your day’s haggling for prices and best deals everywhere, negotiating for the best price for your next home...
Coping when markets are spiraling out of control can be an overwhelming exercise. For most young investors who did not go through the turmoil during the Great Depression or the financial crisis of 2008, the current trends in the market are overwhelming. Financial markets all over the world took a...
While the current crisis that is the Coronavirus pandemic might have shattered lives, there are ways of turning a crisis into a fresh start financially. Whether the current pandemic has hit you or not, the below tips will help you plan your financials and start afresh. Reassess Your Spending In times...
The Coronavirus pandemic is still raging through the globe. Companies are still struggling, people are losing jobs, and there’s no telling when the recovery period will start. There’s a need for people to spend wisely, now more than ever. Even if you still have your job, there’s no telling...
It’s time to stress test your personal finances! With the current ongoing pandemic and economies taking a toll since the last recession, now is the right time to confirm where you stand. Financially speaking, that is. Stress testing is not a new practice. Banks and financial institutions embraced this practice...
Who doesn't like a good free app? Anything that gets you closer to saving more every month by helping you reduce how much you spend it's great, as long as it brings joy and happiness into your life. Here are personal finance apps free at your disposal that you should consider...
In one way or another, the Coronavirus is affecting lives across the globe. One of the most affected areas during this pandemic is the global economy, with experts expecting the global GDP rate to shrink by 5.2%. According to the World Bank, this is the deepest recession we’re experiencing...
Life isn’t fair when it comes to money. Some people have a ton of cash while others struggle to just scrape through every month. When every other brand is trying to sell something to us, the urge to spend our way to social acceptance keeps going north every passing day....
More money. We all wish we had a bit more. Right? To buy that fancy dress, new gadget, save more for a vacation, pay off debt or a cool dinner date. This article features some unusual yet effective ways to make money.  You can make an extra dollars without spending much of...
It is the U.S. tax season, and while the concept is relatively simple, filing your taxes can be stressful. Making even the simplest of mistakes can lead to your returns being rejected or having your finances audited by the IRS. It’s no wonder most Americans hire a tax accountant...
Norwegian Airlines is branching out from its low-fare transatlantic flights from the U.S. to a rewards credit card for frequent fliers in America.   If you’re into counting your miles and want to use points to get free tickets, then Norwegian’s rewards card is just one of the latest offerings to...
You may have heard that U.S. President Donald Trump proposed ending a federal student loan forgiveness plan in his 2021 budget.  His proposal would terminate a popular program for federal and nonprofit employees that forgives student loan debt after 10-years of on-time payments. It would also reduce the number of repayment...
Fintech companies and mobile-money startups have long relied on traditional banks to operate, but that could soon change. The FDIC approved bank startup Varo's charter application on Monday, which means Varo can start holding customer deposits. Receiving an official bank charter has been part of Varo's vision from the very beginning,...
Do you have a savings account, but you don't want to invest it in the stock market? There's another way you can make your money work for you, called a high-yield savings account. A high-yield savings account is a bank account that earns you a higher interest rate than a...
Verizon Media is hoping to target the next generation of spenders with its personal finance site Cashay.  Launched on Wednesday, the site will include information on money, managing finances, and preparing for the future, the company said in a statement.  "As the wealth gap continues to grow, financial literacy will be...
Investing your money and becoming financially independent begins with one simple step: saving money.  With a little bit of discipline and planning, you can easily save money on a daily basis. There’s no need to wait for your next paycheck or bonus. With these simple tips, you will be well...
It’s tax season in the U.S., and the IRS wants to know if you sold or bought any cryptocurrencies in 2019.  For the first time, the IRS will ask if “At any time during 2019, did you receive, sell, send, exchange or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual...
Americans are more satisfied than ever about their personal finances, according to a quarterly report by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).  The institute’s Personal Financial Satisfaction index reached an all-time high of 40.2 in the fourth-quarter of 2019, after plummeting to a record low in the prior quarter.  Personal Finance...
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