How to Stash Half Your Income in Savings

Personal Finance

How to Stash Half Your Income in Savings

How to Stash Half Your Income in Savings

It probably sounds impossible. It may even feel impossible. But increasing the percentage of your income that you put toward savings can pay off big time. Adding more money to your retirement can allow you to retire earlier or live a more lavish lifestyle in retirement. So before you set your long-term financial goals like the… Read More

How to Buy a Boat Without Sinking Your Finances

Personal Finance

How to Buy a Boat Without Sinking Your Finances

How to Buy a Boat Without Sinking Your Finances

Whether paddling across a pond in a 6-foot canoe or putting out to sea in a 60-foot yacht, boating is back — big time. With the onset of warm weather, you may be tempted to plunge into boating, too. As it turns out, you don’t have to be rich to own a boat. The National Marine… Read More

4 Ways Credit Cards Will Change By 2020

Credit Cards

4 Ways Credit Cards Will Change By 2020

4 Ways Credit Cards Will Change By 2020

It’s hard to believe how some things have changed during our lifetime. Not long ago, we used to hurry home to watch our favorite shows on low-definition televisions, but now we stream high-def programing on demand through the Internet onto any device with a screen. In addition, we now have our choice of dozens of hybrid and electric cars that… Read More

What Happens to Your Credit When You Die?

Credit 101

What Happens to Your Credit When You Die?

What Happens to Your Credit When You Die?

What exactly does happen to your credit when you die? It’s certainly not an everyday question that comes up, but whether you’re dealing with the estate of a loved one, or you’re wondering for your own estate-planning purposes, it’s certainly an important one. It’s no minor detail to secure the credit details in the event… Read More

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

Personal Finance

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

6 Fast-Growing Jobs That Don’t Pay Much

Low-wage jobs employ close to half of the U.S. workforce (42%), and they’re poised to employ millions more Americans over the next several years. As calls for a higher minimum wage grow louder from workers in the fast food and retail industries, it’s worth looking at exactly who these people are, how many of them… Read More

Boomerang Buyers: Is There Homeownership After Foreclosure?

Mortgages

Boomerang Buyers: Is There Homeownership After Foreclosure?

Boomerang Buyers: Is There Homeownership After Foreclosure?

Roughly 7 million Americans lost their homes during the Great Recession. Now, seven years on, the first wave of those consumers might be ready to dip their toes back into the housing market, as their credit reports are finally clean of that negative entry. The group has been dubbed “boomerang buyers.” There’s disagreement about how… Read More

5 Crazy Credit Card Perks

Credit Cards

5 Crazy Credit Card Perks

5 Crazy Credit Card Perks

Freebies are among the many benefits of having a credit card. Some typical perks include car rental insurance, extended warranties on purchases and free credit scores, but many issuers have a collection of more luxurious offers, available to only some of their cardholders. These freebies and exclusive rewards range from uncommon adventures to hard-to-get tickets…. Read More

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