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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

  • new10 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…
    - 4 hours 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…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:07pm -
  • Why Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Stock Doesn’t Have What It Takes

    - 7 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 52 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 63 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 8:06pm -
  • Realty Income Corp (O) Stock Has Been Thrown Out With the Bathwater
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBuy Realty Income now because it's yielding 4.5%. Hold onto O stock for the long haul because that payout is going to grow.The post Realty Income Corp (O) Stock Has Been Thrown Out With…
    - 64 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 10:55am -
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Stock Doesn’t Stack Up
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAdvanced Micro Devices has the potential for high reward, but how much of a gamble is it? We compare AMD stock to four chipmaking giants.The post Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Stock…
    - 64 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 9:10am -
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock Affiliate Ant Financial Marching Into the U.S.
    InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAlibaba's payment arm, Ant Financial, has been busy this year, inking multiple agreements and entering new markets.The post Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock Affiliate Ant Financial…
    - 71 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 12:48pm -

SavingAdvice.com: Blog

  • newFredo Santana’s Net Worth
    When rap music first emerged it wasn’t as popular as it is today. Today almost everyone has a rap star they’ve either heard of or listen to regularly. For some, that favorite may be Fredo Santana. Santana, who is oftentimes compared to rappers li…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 2:07pm -
  • newThree Tips for Saving Money Every Paycheck
    Saving money isn’t always easy, especially if you’re on a tight budget. But with the right financial habits, you can quickly start to make regular contributions to your saving account. So whether you’re looking to establish an emergency fund, p…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 11:43am -
  • Common Bitcoin Scams And How to Avoid Them
    How do you know a given technology has arrived? When the scammers start to show up.  Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, nearly $11 million has been stolen in numerous bitcoin scams. Despite having been prominent in the news, many people are…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 4:05pm -
  • What Time Does Kroger Open?
      Kroger is a Cincinnati-based grocery store chain that is considered America’s most underrated grocery store.  In 2014 the company generated $109 billion in sales in and reported its 45th straight quarter of same-store sales increases.  With ov…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:11am -
  • The Ins and Outs of Costco Travel
    Costco is a wonderful store for buying items in bulk at a lower price. But did you know your membership also allows you access to discount vacations? From a Caribbean cruise to family fun at Disney World, Costco Travel’s member-exclusive vacation p…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:04am -
  • Other People’s Money: Use It Wisely
    The leverage of other people’s money (OPM) can make you a fortune. However, it can also destroy your wealth if your investment goes south. The trick when investing with OPM is to invest it in things that increase in value. Bear in mind that, when y…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 1:35pm -
  • Asset Classes 101
    There are multiple types of asset classes, each with its own rules, risks, and types of investors. Before you invest, here are some characteristics of three asset classes and their ideal investors. Stocks: Investing For Growth Stocks are a growth inv…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 9:15am -
  • Hawaii’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Closes Just Days after Setting Up Shop
    Just recently, Hawaii finally joined the growing number of U.S. states where it is legal to purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes. However, to the dismay of many patients using medical cannabis in the Aloha State, Hawaii’s first state-licensed…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • 5 Apps That Will Help You Save Money
    Struggling to keep on top of your finances? These 5 apps will help you make better financial decisions when it comes to budgeting so you can start saving for what really matters! You’ll also be able to live large for less, by enjoying even greater…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 9:40am -
  • Earn Money From Home Couponing
    “The nutty cheap one” sounds familiar? Have you heard this to acknowledge your cheap ways? If not, I am sure you’ve heard similar. Now, let’s go back a few years, months, or even weeks for some. Reminisce on the day you made the decision that…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 9:19am -

Savings.com Blog

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The Money Pages

  • newUK retail sales beat expectations but growth remains weak
    Retail sales spending was weak again in July, reflecting the growing squeeze on household incomes as a result of rising inflation.This story continues at UK retail sales beat expectations but growth remains weakOr just read more coverage at The Mon…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:18am -
  • newBilling errors cost energy customers £102 million with many still waiting for refunds
    Over a million energy customers have been overcharged a total of £102 million as a result of billing errors over the last year, according to new research from uSwitch.com. The price comparison website said that almost 1.3 million energy customers h…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 5:51am -
  • Anger as rail fares set to rise 3.6% – the biggest hike in five years
    Long-suffering rail users across the country will see fares rise by as much as 3.6% in January – the biggest leap in five years. The rise is linked to the Retail Price Index, which is used by the Government to set rail fare increases at the start o…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 7:19am -
  • UK inflation remains steady after drop in fuel prices
    UK inflation remained steady in July following a drop in fuel prices, defying expectations of a rise after falling unexpectedly the previous month. According to the Office for National Statistics, consumer price inflation rose 2.6% last month, unchan…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 11:40am -
  • Cash payments still the most popular payment method despite fall in use
    The number of cash payments decreased by 11% between 2015 and 2016, but it remains the most frequently used payment method in the UK.This story continues at Cash payments still the most popular payment method despite fall in useOr just read more co…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 6:49am -
  • Golden years for retirees don’t start until after 70
    New research has revealed that the “golden years” for retirees don’t begin until they are past 70, leaving incoming pensioners in a state of “pre-tirement” as they adjust to their new way of living.This story continues at Golden years for…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 4:35am -
  • UK trails the rest of Europe on broadband speeds
    The UK is trailing way behind the rest of Europe when it comes to broadband speeds, ranking 31st in the world. New research has revealed that the UK has an average broadband speed of 16.51Mbps, more than three times as slow as Singapore which tops th…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 8:45am -
  • Inequality between state and private pensions grows
    The income gap between for retired households with a private pension and those with a state pension has grown over the last forty years, according to new data form the Office for National Statistics. In 2016, retired households receiving a private pe…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 9:50am -
  • Ofgem cuts prepayment tariff to lower bills for three million households

    - 10 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 5:22am -
  • RBS posts first half-year profit in three years
    Royal Bank of Scotland has recorded first-half year profits for the first time in three years and confirmed it will expand its Amsterdam office after Brexit. The bank reported an operating profit of £1.9 billion in the first six months of the year,…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 9:14am -

The Simple Dollar

  • Five Back-to-School Items I Refuse to Buy This Year

    Five Back-to-School Items I Refuse to Buy This Year

    Is there anything that says “summer is basically over” quite like the arrival of next year’s school supply list? Since my children’s school follows a “modified, year-round” schedule, they head back to school today, August 2nd. This is a…
    - 16 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Buying Things Versus Buying Experiences: A Deeper Look

    Buying Things Versus Buying Experiences: A Deeper Look

    One of the core ideas that I like to share regarding personal finance success revolves around the idea that it’s better to spend your money on “experiences” rather than “stuff.” For example, I’d rather spend $100 going to a convention for…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • What Your Credit Score Is Trying to Tell You

    What Your Credit Score Is Trying to Tell You

    Have you developed the habit of regularly checking your credit reports and scores? If so, kudos to you. You’re already doing a better job monitoring your credit than most Americans. However, if your focus remains fixed solely on those three-digit s…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • Deal Alert: How to Get 50% Off Spotify

    Deal Alert: How to Get 50% Off Spotify

    If you have the or the (or were thinking of applying soon), this offer will be music to your ears! Capital One® and Spotify have teamed up to offer 50% off the popular music streaming service through April 2018. All you need to do is pay for your Pr…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Questions About Retirement Planning, Entertaining Children, Frugal Gift Cards, and More!

    Questions About Retirement Planning, Entertaining Children, Frugal Gift Cards, 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. Changing account fees 2. General advice for approaching retir…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • 14 Things to Borrow, Not Buy

    14 Things to Borrow, Not Buy

    If there’s one thing no one ever tells you about adulthood, it’s how easy it is to accumulate stuff. Let’s face it: Many families have tools, home décor, clothing, and seasonal storage crammed in closets, attics, and, of course, the garage. An…
    - 18 days ago, 30 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • What to Do When a Job Becomes Miserable

    What to Do When a Job Becomes Miserable

    Over the years, I’ve had several jobs that went from enjoyable to miserable. At one job, I had to deal with an utterly toxic coworker that sucked all positivity from my job. At another job, I wound up spending most of my time doing almost mindless…
    - 19 days ago, 29 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Bearing the Burden Today

    Bearing the Burden Today

    Over the last month, I’ve had the great opportunity to spend a lot of time with many relatives and friends older than myself. Some are retired already. Others are close to retirement. Still others are at all sorts of various points on their financi…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • How to Assess Your Financial State Without Frustration or Jealousy

    How to Assess Your Financial State Without Frustration or Jealousy

    My family has had the wonderful opportunity to visit a lot of remote relatives and friends over the past month or so. We’ve visited their homes, stayed in guest bedrooms, camped in yards, taken meals in their kitchens, and had wonderful conversatio…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Why Making Trade-Offs Is the Most Important Financial Lesson I Learned

    Why Making Trade-Offs Is the Most Important Financial Lesson I Learned

    As an ’80s baby born to an insurance salesman father and a stay-at-home mother, I grew up watching my parents scrimp and save. My mother stayed home with the kids while my father worked, which meant we were constantly looking for ways to stretch a…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 6:00am -
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