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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

  • newThe 7 Best Growth Funds to Beat the Market in 2018
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIf you want to beat the S&P 500 index, these top growth funds can get the job done.The post The 7 Best Growth Funds to Beat the Market in 2018 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:43pm -
  • new10 Thanksgiving ETFs to Stuff Your Portfolio
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHere are ten high-yield ETFs to fatten up your portfolio's dividend cash flows to recoup from Black Friday shopping after Thanksgiving.The post 10 Thanksgiving ETFs to Stuff Your Portfol…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:08pm -
  • new5 Top Stocks With Powerful Net Profit Margin
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNet profit margin is an effective tool for the measurement of profit generated by a business.The post 5 Top Stocks With Powerful Net Profit Margin appeared first on InvestorPlace.
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:15am -
  • new5 Low Leverage Stocks That Will Boost Your Portfolio
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBlindly pursuing high earnings yielding stocks, which have a high debt-to-equity ratio, might drain all your money before you know.The post 5 Low Leverage Stocks That Will Boost Your Por…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • newHidden Opportunities With These Select Energy Stocks
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHidden Opportunities with These Select Energy PlayersThe post Hidden Opportunities With These Select Energy Stocks appeared first on InvestorPlace.
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:45am -
  • Watch Out for These Cracks in the Market
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsI look at the market with a fundamental view but I respect the power of technical analysis, particularly when it comes shorter-term trading.The post Watch Out for These Cracks in the Mar…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:38pm -
  • 7 ETFs and Mutual Funds to Weather Bear Territory
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsETFs and mutual funds can keep the bear at bay. We are listing 7 of the best picks to protect your portfolio.The post 7 ETFs and Mutual Funds to Weather Bear Territory appeared first on…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:41pm -
  • 9 REITs Ready to Raise Their Payouts This December
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips“First-level” investors – those who buy and sell on headlines – mistakenly believe that real estate investment trust (REIT) profits will...The post 9 REITs Ready to Raise Their P…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • 10 Top-Rated Vanguard Funds to Buy Now
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsVanguard is one of the world’s largest investment managers because of its singular focus on investors. Here’s a look at some of the best Vanguard funds.The post 10 Top-Rated Vanguard…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:40pm -
  • Is Target Corporation Stock on Sale?
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsCompetition among grocery retailers is heating up, and this could impact Target and hurt TGT stock owners.The post Is Target Corporation Stock on Sale? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:00am -

SavingAdvice.com: Blog

  • newPlanet Fitness Holiday Hours and Schedule
    In more recent years you’ve probably seen Planet Fitness buildings popping up around your hometown. The franchise has taken America by storm. It hosts more than 6 million members across 48 states. It is known for its low membership prices and 24-ho…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Amazon Begins Offering Free Turkey Promotion
    Update: At a time when offline supermarkets appear to have backed off giving away free turkey, Amazon is debuting this type of promotion for the first time ever. Amazon Begins Offering Free Turkey The online mega-retailer is leveraging its acquisitio…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • 25 Things Do on Black Friday If You Have the Day Off
    People used to think of shopping as the only thing to do the day after Thanksgiving. But now that Cyber Monday has become more popular than Black Friday as the start of the holiday shopping season — what can you do if you still have the day after T…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • List of Stores Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017
    There was a time when Thanksgiving Day meant major retail outlets were closed for the day. That’s no longer the case. Even though it only started three years ago with a few retailers making the decision to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day to ge…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • What Time Do Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day?
    Over the last few years, consumers have seen Black Friday creep into Thanksgiving Day when it comes to sales at retail outlets, and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. While there are still stores holding out and refusing to open on Thanksg…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • What is Open and What is Closed on Thanksgiving?
    In modern times, when we think of Thanksgiving, we primarily think of family, feasting and reflecting on things we appreciate. Black Friday has become a part of this celebration and really took off following the 1924 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Ret…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • Top Notch 401K Advice
    Saving for retirement can be a very heady thing to think about. But you want to start thinking about it as soon as you get a job. There is no sense in trying to earn money and spend all day in a cubicle that you hate without socking away money for yo…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • 7 Side Business Ideas for Students
    It can get challenging to earn a consistent income while you’re still a student. Increasing tuition fee and education costs make students go for a side business. So where to begin? Here are a few great side business ideas that you can start immedia…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Is Costco Open on Thanksgiving Day 2017?
    Thanksgiving Day used to be a day to spend at home with family eating turkey, watching football and napping. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, was the day for shopping and doorbuster sales. Over the last few years stores like Walmart have sta…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Is Target Open on Thanksgiving Day 2017?
    It has been the center of controversy for a few years: what time are retailers opening for Black Friday shopping? Many retailers have taken to opening their doors on Thanksgiving for early Black Friday customers. In fact, some of the biggest deals of…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:00am -

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The Money Pages

  • 2017/18 Personal Finance Awards – Winners Announced!
    The votes have been counted and the results are in! Winners announced for The Money Pages’ 20th annual Personal Finance Awards, celebrating the best businesses and products in the UK personal finance market. Voted for by you, the consumer, the Pers…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:30pm -
  • 16 million people are without contents insurance
    A new report published by the Financial Inclusion Commission states that almost 16 million people (35%) don’t have home contents insurance.The post 16 million people are without contents insurance appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:09pm -
  • Recognising the financial hardships of divorce
    UK divorce figures are rising for the first time in eight years. Vandana Chitroda, partner at law firm Royds Withy King, offers some thoughts on what to consider if you are heading towards divorce proceedingsThe post Recognising the financial hardsh…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 11:49am -
  • The dangers of DIY wills
    Stephanie Brobbey, senior solicitor in the private client team at Goodman Derrick, looks at the problems that can arise from preparing your own will. The post The dangers of DIY wills appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:13pm -
  • Broadband and landline users to be automatically compensated for poor service
    Households that have received poor quality service from their telecoms provider are set to be compensated following a review by Ofcom.The post Broadband and landline users to be automatically compensated for poor service appeared first on The Money…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 9:28am -
  • Treasury Committee launches inquiry into household finances
    The Treasury Select Committee has announced plans to launch an inquiry into the state of UK household finances as concerns over debt continue to grow.The post Treasury Committee launches inquiry into household finances appeared first on The Money Pa…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 10:03am -
  • Three in 10 mobile users suffer poor or no call reception at home
    One in three calls that mobile users make at home are patchy or prone to cutting out suddenly, according to uSwitch.com.The post Three in 10 mobile users suffer poor or no call reception at home appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 11:27am -
  • Millions of Brits don’t understand their energy bills
    Despite Brits spending almost £58,000 on their household energy over the course of their adult lifetime, millions still don’t know what they’re paying for.The post Millions of Brits don’t understand their energy bills appeared first on The Mo…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 9:34am -
  • What is bitcoin and should you invest in it?
    Mike Smith, the founder of Company Debt, weighs up the pros and cons of bitcoin.The post What is bitcoin and should you invest in it? appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 6:16am -
  • One in four Brits can’t afford to save
    New research has revealed that over a quarter of Brits have been unable save any money in the past year due that the rising cost of living and flatlining pay.The post One in four Brits can’t afford to save appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 21 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 1:05pm -

The Simple Dollar

  • newSaving Enough for Retirement When Money Is Tight

    Saving Enough for Retirement When Money Is Tight

    One of the biggest financial challenges for everyone during their professional years is saving for retirement. The idea of needing to save hundreds of thousands of dollars – or even millions of dollars – for a goal that seems incredibly far off i…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Frugality, Productivity, and the Local Maximum

    Frugality, Productivity, and the Local Maximum

    Bear with me a little bit as I go down a (hopefully interesting) side path. A few days ago, I read an interesting article by Cory Doctorow entitled How to Do Everything: Lifehacking Considered Harmful, on the issue of how most productivity strategies…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Which Debts Should I Pay Off First to Raise My Credit Score?

    Which Debts Should I Pay Off First to Raise My Credit Score?

    There’s no doubt that any progress toward eliminating your debts is a smart move, both for your credit reports and your wallet. However, it’s even smarter to pay off your debts in the right order. Knowing which debts to target first, and which…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Cut Costs with Tiny Living

    How to Cut Costs with Tiny Living

    Tiny homes aren’t just a fad anymore — what started as a way to lower mortgage payments and utility costs following the Great Recession has developed into a worldwide movement. And Google searches for “Tiny House for Sale” have grown a whoppi…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:15am -
  • Questions About Soup, Sunk Costs, Turkey, Insurance and More!

    Questions About Soup, Sunk Costs, Turkey, Insurance 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. Cheap turkey cooking? 2. Storing homemade soup 3. Flour diffe…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • 6 Cyber Monday Shopping Tricks

    6 Cyber Monday Shopping Tricks

    Cyber Monday deals are a great way to do your holiday shopping, and these six tricks will save you even more money!The post 6 Cyber Monday Shopping Tricks appeared first on The Simple Dollar.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Are Your Investment Accounts Safe From Hacking?

    Are Your Investment Accounts Safe From Hacking?

    In the wake of the recent Equifax scandal, you might understandably be jittery about the safety of your money and your personal financial information. A lot has been written about what you can do to prevent hackers from opening new accounts and new l…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Last-Minute Rewards Cards to Snag for Holiday Spending

    Last-Minute Rewards Cards to Snag for Holiday Spending

    With the holiday shopping season ready to wreak havoc on your budget, it’s only natural to look for new or different ways to save. Chances are, you’re gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday while simultaneously watching out for special pr…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • Developing a Real Plan for a Better Life

    Developing a Real Plan for a Better Life

    For the last few years, I’ve done something of an “end of the year” review of my life. I take some time to sit down, take authentic stock of my life, look at what the last year has changed about me and my life, and figure out where I want to go…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Credit Card Tips to Help Shoppers Celebrate the Holidays Frugally

    Credit Card Tips to Help Shoppers Celebrate the Holidays Frugally

    The right credit card strategy can earn you hundreds in cash back rewards while shopping for gifts this holiday season.The post Credit Card Tips to Help Shoppers Celebrate the Holidays Frugally appeared first on The Simple Dollar.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 8:00am -
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