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  • Money worries and woodpeckers

    Money worries and woodpeckers

    I suppose it is bound to happen if you live in a wooden house in a semi-rural area. Our house has become besieged by woodpeckers. The insistent, get-you-up-out-of-bed nagging of their rapping on the walls reminds me of the inescapable angst of having…
    - 29 Dec 15, 3:00am -
  • Depending on stock returns to fund your retirement? Think again

    Depending on stock returns to fund your retirement? Think again

    How worried should I be? That’s a question financial people get a lot when the market is as unstable as it has been over the past several weeks. Actually, it’s a question we ask ourselves in those environments. Having both asked and answered that…
    - 6 Oct 15, 4:00am -
  • The hidden costs of bad credit

    The hidden costs of bad credit

    The worst thing about bad credit isn’t being turned down for a loan or a new credit card. After all, there are worse things than not being able to borrow. The bigger problem with bad credit is that it can cost you money in a number of ways, and tha…
    - 22 Sep 15, 4:00am -
  • 7 bad things about low interest rates

    7 bad things about low interest rates

    If you have been able to buy a house or refinance a mortgage in recent years, then congratulations. You have been a beneficiary of the Fed’s extraordinary effort to keep interest rates low. For many others though, monetary policy hasn’t been so f…
    - 31 Aug 15, 1:10pm -
  • 8 questions to ask before lending money to friends

    8 questions to ask before lending money to friends


    - 25 Aug 15, 4:00am -
  • 6 reasons to overcome a fear of plastic

    6 reasons to overcome a fear of plastic

    As I was coming of age, I became aware of too many examples of people who had gotten into trouble with credit card debt. It made me avoid getting a credit card for several years. Eventually, though, I overcame my fear of plastic, and realized it is t…
    - 29 Jul 15, 4:00am -
  • “Frugal” is not a dirty word

    “Frugal” is not a dirty word

    My wife and I were talking recently about a June 5, 2015, New York Times article that described the lifestyle of “Millionaires Who Are Frugal When They Don’t Have to Be.” It got me thinking about the word “frugal.” It will probably never be…
    - 30 Jun 15, 4:00am -
  • 7 financial lessons recent college grads still need

    7 financial lessons recent college grads still need

    Around this time of the year, new college graduates are leaving their schools with a wealth of knowledge. At the end of their four (or six, or eight…) years of college, graduates have typically tackled a wide range of academic subjects, often with…
    - 15 Jun 15, 4:00am -
  • Is the tide turning for savings accounts?

    Is the tide turning for savings accounts?

    On the surface, savings account rates seem to be stuck in the same rut they have been in for the last couple years; but if you look a little closer, there are some isolated developments that could start to put the interest back in savings account int…
    - 19 May 15, 9:30am -
  • How to play retirement catch-up

    How to play retirement catch-up

    I told the story elsewhere of how my wife and I woke up in our late 40s to the fact that our investment cupboard was bare. We were not alone, millions of Americans in their 40s or 50s don’t have nearly enough money saved to retire. So what can you…
    - 30 Mar 15, 4:00am -

InvestorPlace: 401k & Investing Tips

  • new5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday Morning
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAfter the big fall on Tuesday, we've got our eye on a number of big-name stocks, including Amazon, Square and Tesla.The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Wednesday Morning appeared first on In…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 7:13am -
  • 5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday Morning
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMonday was another busy day in the stock market. Alcoa is offering interesting setups after yesterday's tumble and the Dow Jones is looking for a bounce.The post 5 Top Stock Trades for T…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 7:22am -
  • 5 Top Stock Trades for Monday Morning
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFriday didn't let us down, with another big swing in stock prices to end the week. On the plus side, that sets up for some prime stock trades in names like Apple and Skechers. The post 5…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Bitcoin Bulls: Four Investors With Bold Predictions About Bitcoin’s Future
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBitcoin exploded in value during 2017 before falling 40%. Four investors with a track record of making bold predictions think bitcoin will soar in the years ahead - here's a look at what…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 12:40pm -
  • United Rentals, Inc. Blows Out Earnings, But It’s Still Pricey
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsUnited Rentals is in the catbird seat, although I'm not entirely comfortable with the valuation of URI stock.The post United Rentals, Inc. Blows Out Earnings, But It’s Still Pricey app…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 9:58am -
  • Should You Buy Micron Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMicron stock has done very well over the past two years amidst a memory chip boom. But how much longer can the good times last?The post Should You Buy Micron Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons appear…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 9:42am -
  • IBM’s Stock Rout Could Be Great News
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsDespite beating on analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue, IBM stock is falling. It looks as though investors are losing patience. The post IBM’s Stock Rout Could Be Great News a…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 10:08am -
  • 7 Retirement Stocks for the Coming Correction
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsDefensive stocks are tough to find nowadays, but these seven retirement stocks offer long-term potential and some downside protection as well.The post 7 Retirement Stocks for the Coming…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 8:50am -
  • 5 Trades to Make First Thing This Morning
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSome the market's biggest movers on Tuesday were NFLX, GS and IBM. Here are some trades for tomorrow morning to capitalize on the moves. The post 5 Trades to Make First Thing This Mornin…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 6:20am -
  • Is It Time to Get Off the Bank of America Corp Bandwagon?
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsJPMorgan reported excellent first-quarter earnings Friday and its stock dropped more than 2% on the news. I don’t think there’s any question that BofA will report better than expected…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 12:04pm -

SavingAdvice.com: Blog

  • newUse These Apps to Save Money on Gas
    Forecasts suggest that the price for a gallon of gas will be 14 percent higher this summer than the same time a year ago. Luckily, there are a number of apps to save money on gas that you may be able to download for free. GasBuddy A quintessential ap…
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • newWhat Should You Give as a Graduation Gift?
    ‘Tis the season to begin contemplating gifts for graduates. More people tend to give cash than presents –53% of those surveyed by the National Retail Federation said they’re giving money. This trend applies to graduations at all levels — high…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 1:11am -
  • Consumer Confidence Index Rebounds in April
    The Consumer Confidence Index rebounded in April to 128.7 — compared to 127.1 in March — and that combined with an uptick housing sales this month indicate a resurgence in the economy. The index had hit a 17-year high of 130 in February, only to…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • 10 Housing Markets That Are Still Affordable
    Although home ownership has become less attainable in many parts of the country, there are still some housing markets that are still affordable, even in some popular locations. Ultimately, choosing where to live is about more than just housing prices…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • You Too Can Go to the Park for Free
    With the days getting longer and warmer, it is the perfect time of year to start heading outdoors. And, with over 2,000 locations, National Parks and federal recreation lands can be an ideal place to start. Some families hesitate to head out to Natio…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Will Student Loan Debt Keep You from Buying a Home?
    An entire generation has so much student loan debt that they don’t foresee being able to afford to retire — nor buy a home, for that matter. So will student loan debt keep you from buying a home? It’s wise to be cautious about buying a home whi…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • A True Side Gig Where Everyone Earns Over $1,000 Per Hour
    Introduction To Tradelines A couple years ago a highly respected friend of mine introduced me to the idea of selling “tradelines” for some side money.  (For those of you who don’t know, tradelines are mainly just credit cards whereby you get p…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 5:21am -
  • Vegetarian Diet Proven as Effective as Mediterranean Diet
    Although the so-called Mediterranean diet has been hailed as the go-to for treating devastating (and costly) medical issues, such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, researchers have found a vegetarian diet may be just as effective. A recently publ…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 12:50pm -
  • You’ll Love This Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • The Handmaid’s Tale Author Margaret Atwood’s Net Worth
    Margaret Atwood’s most famous novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has captivated the public and enjoyed new life in the form of a Hulu series that is premiering its second season on April 25. But what is Margaret Atwood’s net worth? Margaret Atwood’s…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 6:00am -

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The Money Pages

  • newHelp for utility customers struggling with debt
    A ‘severely’ low level of awareness for the support available for people struggling to pay their gas, electricity or water bills could be fuelling debt problems, research has found.The post Help for utility customers struggling with debt appeare…
    - 40 mins ago, 25 Apr 18, 8:09am -
  • newWarning over loan fee scam targeting vulnerable borrowers
    People applying for loans online are being warned of a scam which has embezzled £3.5 million out of borrowers, many of whom are struggling financially.The post Warning over loan fee scam targeting vulnerable borrowers appeared first on The Money Pa…
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 10:30am -
  • How to avoid the £200 energy bill hike threatening 250k households
    Hundreds of thousands of households could see their energy bills soar by £200 unless they switch their tariff, a price comparison website has warned.The post How to avoid the £200 energy bill hike threatening 250k households appeared first on The…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 8:22am -
  • Fall in inflation offers boost for savers
    A handful of longer-term fixed rate savings accounts are now matching or beating inflation following the fall in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) this week.The post Fall in inflation offers boost for savers appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 9:10am -
  • How making a tweak to borrowing could reduce loan repayments
    People taking out a personal loan could save thousands of pounds by borrowing an extra £100, new research has discovered.The post How making a tweak to borrowing could reduce loan repayments appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 8:23am -
  • Savers advised to shop around for best easy access rates
    Savers are being urged to shop around for better deals amid concerns over ‘paltry’ rates on easy access accounts.The post Savers advised to shop around for best easy access rates appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 7:35am -
  • Advice for teenagers about loans and credit
    A third of 15 to 17 year olds are planning to take out loans within a month of their 18th birthday but many had no idea how they would repay them, new research has found.The post Advice for teenagers about loans and credit appeared first on The Mone…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 9:28am -
  • Interest boost for fixed-rate savers
    Interest on fixed-rate savings accounts has increased this month to the highest point in almost two years.The post Interest boost for fixed-rate savers appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 9:21am -
  • Pensioners funding family finances for three generations
    A third of people preparing to retire this year are supporting family members with their finances, new research has revealed.The post Pensioners funding family finances for three generations appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 7:11am -
  • Take a break: when it comes to holidays, Brits spend more time planning than poolside
    New research from American Express reveals Britain is a nation of organised adventurers, spending more time planning their holiday than actually being away from home. While Brits spend an average of nine days planning their perfect getaway, they are…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 7:34am -

The Simple Dollar

  • newFive Times It Makes Sense to Pay College Tuition With a Credit Card

    Five Times It Makes Sense to Pay College Tuition With a Credit Card

    Many people view college as an investment of time and energy that can help them get ahead. By earning a college degree in an in-demand field, they can position themselves for a profitable career that will stand the test of time. Unfortunately, colleg…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • new10 Tips for Maximizing the Value of Eating Out

    10 Tips for Maximizing the Value of Eating Out

    I have a few close professional acquaintances (other people who work from home and produce online content) that like to meet up for lunch about once a week. I get a lot of social and professional value out of meeting this group for lunch and so I’v…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • 10 Things You Won’t Find on a Credit Report

    10 Things You Won’t Find on a Credit Report

    Your credit reports can tell lenders a lot about you. Credit reports reveal how you pay your bills, whether on-time or late. They also indicate how you manage your credit card accounts, such as whether you’re paying off the balance each month or re…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Questions About Refinancing, Photo Printing, Camping, Light Bulbs, and More!

    Questions About Refinancing, Photo Printing, Camping, Light Bulbs, and More!

    What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Paying off house early 2. Difficult refinance 3. Am I financi…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • The DIY Dilemma: Knowing When It’s Time to Call in the Pros

    The DIY Dilemma: Knowing When It’s Time to Call in the Pros

    Every year during the first bright days of spring, I look up at the nearly 45-degree pitch of my roofline, see gutters and moss buildup that needs cleaning, and envision the myriad ways I could injure myself addressing these issues. Sometimes the rew…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Seven Free Digital Resources to Check Out at Your Local Library

    Seven Free Digital Resources to Check Out at Your Local Library

    I consider myself lucky to have grown up in a family of readers, and a community with an outstanding public library system. Some of my earliest memories are of story times in the children’s department and checking out bags full of picture books to…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 8:00am -
  • Figuring Out ‘The Good Life’

    Figuring Out ‘The Good Life’

    A few weeks ago, I had a great conversation with a few good friends about what exactly it means to “live the good life.” It turned out that we all had somewhat different views on what “the good life” actually is. For one person at the table,…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • A Deeper Look at Savings Rate

    A Deeper Look at Savings Rate

    One of the financial numbers I’ve come to value a lot lately is savings rate; in fact, savings rate was at the center of my recent post on the “spectrum” of personal finance. Let’s step back a bit and look at what exactly a savings rate is, a…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Some Hidden Challenges of Debt Freedom and Financial Independence

    Some Hidden Challenges of Debt Freedom and Financial Independence

    Most of the time – well, let’s be honest, almost all of the time – I talk about all of the positives of achieving debt freedom and working toward financial independence. It opens up a lot of personal freedoms that aren’t available if you’re…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Who’s Allowed to Buy Your Credit Report?

    Who’s Allowed to Buy Your Credit Report?

    Your credit reports are full of information about you, from the types of accounts you have opened to how you’ve managed those accounts, to your current and previous addresses. What you may not realize, however, is just how valuable the information…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 7:00am -
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