Thanks to a post-recession economy and lagging job market, Millennials inherited the reputation of being the “boomerang generation.” We all move back home with our parents and struggle to make ends meet because we’re too busy buying avocado toast, right? It’s a broad and unfair generalization. Still, boomeranging…
“I don’t trust investing,” a friend said once. I asked her why. “Isn’t it kind of like playing the lottery?” she asked. Investing is intimidating enough for people as it is. Toss in something as unpredictable as cryptocurrency, and people give up on it altogether. It reinforces the notion that investing is like buying…
Yep, it’s time to check in with one of our last challenges of the year! In November, we invited you to reward yourself with savings, which involved saving every time you worked toward a personal goal. Were you successful?
You probably don’t want to make a habit of hiding stuff from a partner or spouse, but a little secrecy is in order when you’re trying to surprise them with a gift. When you share financial accounts, it’s easy to ruin the surprise. However, there are a few tricks to get around this problem.
By the end of the year, we should know where we stand with the massive tax reform plan being tossed around in Congress right now. As it stands, though, there’s one group that may see a huge tax hike: grad students.
Let’s say last week you caved and bought that fancy espresso machine you’ve been eyeballing. You’re happy and caffeinated, but then you see it’s $50 cheaper this week. Bummer. The good news is, if you paid with the right card, you might be able to enjoy that price drop after all.
Most standalone streaming services like Hulu and Netflix offer free 30-day trials, which is perfect if you want to binge watch a show and bail. It’s possible to double the life of this free period, though, and as Kyle James at Rather Be Shopping writes in a new post, it’s also pretty easy.
Cars are expensive, and their massive price tag goes beyond the sticker price you see in the window at your local dealership. Drivers pay for a number of ongoing costs, so if you’re in the market for a car, don’t forget to budget for these.
This week, the Senate is busy making changes to a tax bill that would make massive changes to our existing tax code. While nothing is set in stone yet (it’s expected to pass the Senate after Thanksgiving), in a recent round of revisions, there have been some noteworthy changes.
If you’re already using Alexa, and plan on doing a good chunk of your holiday spending on Amazon, you may as well earn some extra store credit in the process.
FIRE is having a moment, and it’s not hard to understand the appeal. Financial independence? Sounds great! Retiring Early? Sign me up! It’s a movement that’s quickly gaining momentum, too. We spoke with four FIRE enthusiasts and asked them to share what the movement is all about, and what it takes to achieve this…
Overdraft protection policies vary depending on the bank. Some might be worth it, but other policies might still end up costing you. According to a NerdWallet survey, 66 percent of people don’t realize that you can opt out of overdraft protection.
It’s November, which means it’s time for another brand spanking new money challenge. This month, we want you to reward yourself—with savings, of course.
House Republicans are set to reveal their tax plan today, but reports on the details are already circulating. While nothing is set in stone, the changes they want to make are pretty significant—“the biggest transformation of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
It’s time to wrap up another money challenge, folks! In October, we challenged you to make some extra cash by clearing out your closets and selling your junk. If you participated, we want to know how it went.
Let’s say you’re ready to get into this whole credit card churning thing. Or maybe you just want one card to start earning rewards on your day-to-day purchases. Either way, which card should you start with? And how much can you earn?
Credit card companies want you to use their rewards cards. They lure you with points, you rack up debt, they make enough money off of interest to make the whole venture worthwhile. Play it right, though, and you can beat them at their own game.