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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

  • Is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Stock REALLY Worth the Risk?
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAdvanced Micro Devices (AMD) is one of the most polarizing stocks out there, but both bulls and bears have some good points.The post Is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Stock REALLY Wo…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • Why Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Stock Is Still Too Risky
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsChesapeake Energy (CHK) may have lost a fifth of its value since I last wrote about it, but CHK stock is still unappealing.The post Why Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Stock Is Still…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 10:49am -
  • Should Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Fear Chinese Batteries?
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsTesla claims to have a cost advantage in lithium-ion batteries; would a drop in battery prices erase the TSLA stock edge?The post Should Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Fear Chinese Batteries? ap…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 11:04am -
  • 10 Investments You Should Hold in an IRA
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNot all investment gains are taxed equally. That's why an IRA is the perfect place to hold certain types of investments, such as these.The post 10 Investments You Should Hold in an IRA a…
    - 40 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:04pm -
  • General Electric Company (GE) Stock Is a Dog of the Dow
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsGeneral Electric stock has performed poorly both on short-term and long-term timelines, but bearish sentiment in GE stock won't last forever.The post General Electric Company (GE) Stock…
    - 42 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:07pm -
  • Why Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Stock Doesn’t Have What It Takes

    - 47 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 9:05am -
  • Will Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Ever Post Regular Profits?
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAMD stock benefited from a strong second quarter, but you can't rely on Advanced Micro Devices based on just three months of profits.The post Will Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Ever…
    - 56 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 1:59pm -
  • Why Facebook Inc (FB) Stock Won’t Be Dethroned Anytime Soon
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIt will be tough for a competitor such as Snap to try and unseat Facebook (FB), the world's biggest social network. Here's what makes FB stock a winner. The post Why Facebook Inc (FB) St…
    - 92 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 10:23am -
  • After the ‘Tech Wreck,’ Do FANG Stocks Have Any Bite Left?
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThere are still a few 'FANG stock' laggards that are a concern. While worrisome, they won't necessarily spoil the potential rally.The post After the ‘Tech Wreck,’ Do FANG Stocks Have…
    - 99 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 12:32pm -
  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Is Overvalued, Wait for a Pullback
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsApple stock is up 50% over the past year, but many fear AAPL is overvalued. Your best bet is to wait for a pullback before buying.The post Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Is Overvalued, Wait for…
    - 15 Jun 17, 8:06pm -

SavingAdvice.com: Blog

  • newCostco Wedding Registry: Anyone Can Use It!
    Costco has become a one-stop-shop for many of its members. For many, that means everything needed for their wedding too. The retailer has offered a fairly comprehensive wedding shop, including rings, flowers, invites and even honeymoon-booking servic…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 2:08pm -
  • Investing With Technology: Tools to Build Wealth
    We can all agree investing is important. Students invest in an education, entrepreneurs invest in their business, and most of us invest money for our future. If you are investing to fund your retirement or a short-term goal, it has historically been…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 4:17pm -
  • How Much Do Sororities Cost?
    It’s fall, which means that many young adults are beginning college classes. Some college students will also be looking at the glamorous Greek Life on campus. What you may not know is being a member of Greek Life can be pretty costly. So, how much…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:48am -
  • How to Rebuild When There’s a Severe Shortage of Construction Workers
    Maybe it’s the best of times and the worst of times for construction workers — but perhaps not the best time for those who want to hire construction workers. So much work needs doing that the average contracting company has a nine month lag befor…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • What is the Best Age to Buy a House?
    Millennials have historically been the generation to change tradition. When it comes to home buying, that is no different. While many people may think your early-to-late 20s is the best age to buy a house, many millennials are waiting longer to settl…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:16pm -
  • Saving Money With a New Baby
    Congratulations! You are expecting or have just given birth to a beautiful new human. There are a couple of things always associated with a new baby – no sleep and more expenses. There are also ways to lessen the effects of both, but in this post,…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:40pm -
  • How to Find a Good Business Lawyer
    Every business, no matter how big or small, needs legal representation. For entrepreneurs, it all boils down to one question they usually struggle with: How do I find the right lawyer that can be an asset to my business and not just another expense?…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:04am -
  • Bristol and Aubrey Marunde’s Net Worth
    HGTV is constantly launching new television shows that become wildly popular. One of the latest shows, “Flip or Flip Vegas,” is taking a look at one family’s approach to flipping homes in the Sin City. Although the stars of the show, Bristol an…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:13am -
  • UPDATED: How To Shop at Costco Without a Membership
    Hardcore savers may question the logic of paying a flat fee of $60 or $120 before you get to save any money — especially when abundant opportunities to buy in bulk result in a final tab that’s often higher than what you are used to paying at othe…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Will a Timeshare Save You Money on Future Vacations?
    In short, yes. A timeshare can save you a lot of money on future vacations, but only if purchased on the secondary resale market for the right reasons. It’s easy to make a life-long mistake when buying a timeshare, so you really must be careful bef…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:40pm -

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The Money Pages

  • newA guide to planning your pension
    The thought of planning your pension and figuring out retirement isn’t something you think is important when you’re in the prime of your life, but future you, sipping martinis on a beach, will thank you.The post A guide to planning your pension…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 9:35am -
  • Men pay £170 more on average for car insurance than women
    Men are paying £170 more on average for their car insurance than women, despite EU rules banning the use of gender as a factor when pricing insurance policies.The post Men pay £170 more on average for car insurance than women appeared first on The…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:18am -
  • UK’s best paying student jobs revealed
    As the academic year kicks off, a job website has found that the construction, accountancy and marketing sectors offer the highest hourly pay for students.The post UK’s best paying student jobs revealed appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 7:30am -
  • An increase in shared ownership could help ease the UK’s housing crisis
    Today marks the start of Shared Ownership Week (21 – 27 Sept).The post An increase in shared ownership could help ease the UK’s housing crisis appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 5:14am -
  • Crooks have stolen £43 million from vulnerable pensioners
    Pensioners are at risk of having retirement savings stolen by a new breed of crooks, warns the Work & Pensions Committee.The post Crooks have stolen £43 million from vulnerable pensioners appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:36am -
  • High street banks fare poorly on customer satisfaction and complaints
    Some of the UK’s biggest banks have been ranked among the poorest performers for customer satisfaction and complaints handling, according to new analysis by Which?.The post High street banks fare poorly on customer satisfaction and complaints appe…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:28am -
  • New Jane Austen £10 polymer note goes into circulation
    The new tamper proof polymer £10 note featuring Jane Austen on it goes into general circulation today.The post New Jane Austen £10 polymer note goes into circulation appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 11 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 5:35am -
  • UK inflation jumps back up to 2.9% amid rising clothing and fuel prices
    The UK inflation rate hit a joint four-year high in August after being pushed up by rising petrol, clothes and food prices.The post UK inflation jumps back up to 2.9% amid rising clothing and fuel prices appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 14 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 8:58am -
  • Broadband customers in the “dark” over contracts
    Consumers are being left in the “dark” on the status of their broadband contracts, according to new research.The post Broadband customers in the “dark” over contracts appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 14 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 5:12am -
  • Annuity sales plummet since pension freedoms
    Annuity sales have slumped dramatically since new pension rules were introduced in April 2016.The post Annuity sales plummet since pension freedoms appeared first on The Money Pages.
    - 18 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 10:21am -

The Simple Dollar

  • newHow to Protect Your Credit in a Divorce

    How to Protect Your Credit in a Divorce

    The temptation to ignore your credit during a divorce can be strong, and unintended. After all, divorce generally brings stress and grief into your life, which likely dominates your focus. You may feel like you simply do not have the energy to worry…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newQuestions About Babies, Houses, Jeans, Taxes, Sourdough, and More!

    Questions About Babies, Houses, Jeans, Taxes, Sourdough, 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. Buying stuff for baby 2. Tax loss harvesting question 3. Nice…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Are You Ready for a Stock Market Crash?

    Are You Ready for a Stock Market Crash?

    I’m not in the business of predicting stock market crashes. Plenty of so-called financial experts have died on that hill and I have no intention of joining them. I don’t know what the stock market is going to do today, tomorrow, next year, or any…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • A Frugal Wedding Adventure, Part 3: The Big Day and the Final Numbers

    A Frugal Wedding Adventure, Part 3: The Big Day and the Final Numbers

    A few weeks ago, I got married in rural Wisconsin, in the backyard of the house in which my wife grew up. The following morning, after the parties had ended and the out-of-towners had left, I found myself taking a walk through the quiet streets of th…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 8:00am -
  • Marriott and Starwood Offer Fan-tastic NFL Experiences

    Marriott and Starwood Offer Fan-tastic NFL Experiences

    Last week, Marriott International announced the kickoff of their 2018 Courtyard Super Bowl Sleepover Contest. The contest gives one lucky fan the opportunity to wake up on the field of Super Bowl LII after spending the night in a field-level suite co…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:00am -
  • Straight Talk on 10 Common Personal Finance and Career Issues

    Straight Talk on 10 Common Personal Finance and Career Issues

    In a typical week, I hear from 20 to 30 readers by email or social media. Typically, the 12 most interesting questions make it into the reader mailbag. What about the other 10 or so questions? The honest truth is that most of those other question…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • 6 in 10 Americans don’t check their credit report regularly – which is a bad idea.

    6 in 10 Americans don’t check their credit report regularly – which is a bad idea.

    To check your credit report, or not to check your credit report – that is the question. And for 59% of Americans, the answer is not to check your credit report, or at least not check it often, according to the results of a national survey of 1,000…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 3:00am -
  • The Little Things

    The Little Things

    Here’s a list of wonderful things I noticed yesterday that cost nothing (or next to it): Waking up naturally, without an alarm clock going off and forcing me awake. Feeling the warmth of my youngest son in bed next to me, still sleeping peacefully…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • The ‘Drops in a Bucket’ Mindset

    The ‘Drops in a Bucket’ Mindset

    “Don’t you ever get tired of just saving money?” “Why don’t you just live a little? You have money in the bank and can afford it!” I’ve heard these things for many years from my own internal voice of conscience. I’ve also heard variat…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Why You Shouldn’t Shy Away from Credit Cards

    Why You Shouldn’t Shy Away from Credit Cards

    Anywhere you look, you’ll find financial horror stories about people who found themselves deep in credit card debt. They tend to highlight factors that contributed to their plight like the relative ease of making charges with a credit card and how…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 9:54am -
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