Personal Finance

articles about personal finance and investing.

There are many investing decisions to make as an investor, especially when it comes to what investment strategy suits you. One of those debates will hinge towards the individual stocks vs. equity funds argument. Which one of these is best for you? For starters, what's the difference between individual stocks...
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...
Whenever an investing conversation occurs, your portfolio manager or financial advisor will probably mention the words “risk profile.” Even in companies, investors are always talking about the risk profile of the companies they are interested in. So, what is a risk profile? What’s a Risk Profile A risk profile is an...
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...
It is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives, leading to the loss of jobs and businesses' closure. One silver linings are how people have discovered the need to be self-employed or build multiple revenue streams. Many people have started businesses with all...
A blend / blended fund is an ETF or mutual fund investment that gives investors a chance to invest in value stocks and growth stocks. It’s one of the best investment strategies that allow you to diversify your portfolio, rather than investing in one of the strategies. Growth vs. Value...
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...
As an investor, sometimes seeking the advice or investment support of an experienced professional can help your investment journey. Among the available financial professionals, the difference between investment advisors and brokers confuse a lot of investors. Although both seem similar, the two professional fields are different; they operate under...
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...
While it might be a good idea to have some debts, repaying some personal debts might not be a smooth-sailing adventure. You might find yourself out of a job with lower pay or bedridden with no source of income. For anyone in such a situation, debt settlement could be...
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...
Sometimes, people result in filing for bankruptcy when they have mounts of debts. Debt consolidation, repayment plans, or even saving to pay debts, might not make a difference when one has high debts. With bankruptcy, you can get the option of getting full or partial debt forgiveness. As bad as...
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...
You’ve probably come across the word ‘volatility’ as you scroll through finance and investment sites and articles. In fact, the Coronavirus pandemic has led to a downturn in the global economy, with every media reporting on volatility. Volatility can have different meanings, depending on the context in which it’s applied....
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...
Are you thinking about becoming your own boss? 2020 might have its downs, but there is still an opportunity for you to chase your dream of starting and running a successful business. The first question to answer, though, does your business idea fulfill the needs of the market? There...
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...
When we talk of long term investment horizons for stocks, we talk of stocks you can hold for more than 10 years- say 15 to 30or even forever, where possible. According to Warren Buffet, if you're not planning on owning a stock for more than 10 years, don't even...
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,...
While a loan and a line of credit or credit lines, allows an individual or a business to borrow money to meet certain expenses, the two terms are quite different. Among the shared similarities between those two terms is that the approval for either will depend on the borrower’s...
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