Imagine if you started discussing your long-term financial goals about the same time you were planning your nuptials. Perhaps if you spent less time thinking, "band or DJ," and more time thinking about investing, your life together could be vastly improved.
When people trust digital means of payment people start going "cash-lite." That's why mobile money is spreading in a number of developing economies, and why 40 percent of Americans now typically carry less than $20 cash in their wallets.
Now I have less stress, more freedom and am a happier person because I don't have the weight of debt and an unfulfilling job to weigh me down. And I didn't even realize my job was an issue until I changed my mindset and came out from under the "traditional" work mentality.
For many Americans, home purchases that seemed like a wise investment at the time have turned into financial disasters. Many are wondering what to do next with a mortgage that is too high, homes that won't sell for enough to pay for the mortgage, or homes which are simply unlikely to sell at all.
The bottom line regarding a well-rounded, liberal arts education is that it has nothing to do with any kind of bottom line. It allows one to better appreciate music and art, history and literature. Very simply, it teaches one to live -- not to earn a living.
When you are using a challenge-based event to tap into the power of third party fundraising, you are unleashing the extremely powerful force of motivated individuals, all of whom have a network of motivated individuals that they can tap into as well.
No matter how much you think that someone, anyone, must pay up, isn't this an example of not only government intimidation, but also of bad faith on the part of the same government that pushed these deals to fruition?
Inside your workplace retirement plan, you may find several "treats" designed to help you meet your savings goals. But watch out. There may be a few "tricks" to avoid so you're not haunted in retirement.
If someone told you there's a way for you to potentially save hundreds -- if not thousands -- of dollars on your income taxes by simply spending a few minutes reviewing your benefits and tax paperwork, would you think it sounds like a late-night TV marketing scam? It's not.
The S&P 500 is at an all-time high. It's up almost 8.5 percent since it closed April 30. I wonder how many investors achieved anything close to that increase in value in their personal holdings. Here are some lessons you can learn from these recent events.
October is a time we give additional visibility to the disease and those affected by it. But, what does any of this have to do with taxes? This is, after all my tax blog. So, let me tell you.
1. Online shopping: In addition to being a potential money pit, online shopping on a public Internet connection might allow a fellow traveler to invade your cyber space and turn your laptop into a transmitter of personally identifying information.
Keep the real reason in mind. What's the real reason you want to work on your credit? No, it's not so you can get a good credit score. That's a good reason and an important one but it's not the REAL reason.
A financial advisor and an insurance agent may sell similar products, but they can have very different motives. The worst agents will be beholden to their company's profit margin more than they are to your financial wellbeing.
Tax time may not be right around the corner, but the last quarter of the year is here, so it's time to get in gear to maximize the potential for tax deductions as the year draws to a close.