YouTube’s system for dealing with copyright claims is famed for giving users huge headaches. But things are about to change, big time.
Wedding markup is very real, and Consumer Reports has the numbers to prove it. In a recent study, they found that 28% of vendors increase prices for wedding events. The good news is, many of these vendors are willing to haggle when you call them out on it.
Saving for retirement seems overwhelming, and a big part of that is it’s just so much money. For example, if you’re 40, you’re supposed to have twice your annual salary saved. If you’re starting late, that might seem impossible. Like all goals, it helps to start small, and NerdWallet’s new retirement calculator helps…
Working for free can sometimes be a good idea if you’re able to pick up valuable skills you can’t get elsewhere. But, other times, when people ask you to do something for free or negotiate down to a cheap price, it’s just an insult you shouldn’t take.
Your entire job compensation consists of not only your salary, but benefits and bonuses as well. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples when comparing job offers or thinking of leaving your company by closely evaluating the benefits.
When it comes to your budget, mistakes are costly. An overdraft here, a late fee there, and you can pay way more than you need to. To prevent that from happening, reduce the complexity of your finances until they’re as simple as possible.
After saving up for a long time, I recently bought a home, which caught some of my friends off guard. “I thought you were anti-homeownership,” they said, because I think renting is underrated. Even as a homeowner, I still think renting is underrated. That doesn’t mean buying is a bad decision. The rent vs. buy debate…
Today I learned that people will buy and sell just about anything on eBay, including empty toilet paper rolls and egg cartons. If you want to make a few bucks, consider what “garbage” you have around your home that others will pay for.
Thanks to confusing bundles, hidden charges, misleading promises, and obscure terms, everyone agrees that cable TV and internet providers are the absolute worst. I tried to comparison shop for internet service in my area and ended up an awful mess of sketchy terms, and upsells. It shouldn’t be like this.
If you owe the IRS money and you don’t file or pay your taxes on time, chances are, you’re on the hook for fees. The IRS charges interest and penalty fees for late filing and payments, and this calculator tells you how much you can expect to pay.
Everyone has a different way they defend their balance between work and life. If you’ve never tried to attach a dollar figure to how important that balance is to you, you might want to try.
Money is a tool, not a goal, and you get more out of it when you spend it on the stuff that matters to you most. The problem is, it’s easy to spend without giving it much thought. To get a better idea of your habits, try author Carl Richards’ 30-day, three-second experiment.
We spend huge chunks of our lives trying to acquire both love and money. At some point, though, we’d all kind of like to have both. And when you do—and you and your significant other have been living together in sweaty sin long enough—there then comes a time where your financial future becomes plural. It’s a bit of a…
We all work through lunch or leave work late every now and then. When you do this regularly, though, that time can really add up. This interactive calculator puts a price on your unpaid overtime.
Ferrari, a company that still makes fast cars but wants to be known more for making trinkets like hats and perfumes with pictures of pretty horses on them, went to Wall Street with the promise that it would now be a company that wanted to be known for making trinkets like hats and perfumes with pictures of pretty…
Tax Day has come and gone, but if you’ve made a mistake on your return, you might have a little extra work ahead of you. Thankfully, filing an amended return is a relatively simple process. Here are a few things you should know about it.
Older homes have character, often boasting features like architectural windows and solid plaster walls that you don’t find in many newer buildings. When it’s time to renovate, though, older houses present costly challenges that aren’t so charming. Here are the biggest and most common renovation issues you should…
In the office there was a dry-erase board with each of our names. We had a 6:00 p.m. curfew, and every day at 5:59 the countdown began. All the kids in the living room counted backwards from sixty, staring at the door. At 5:59 and 45 seconds some young gangster would always come running in, make a dash to the…