Best Ways To Save Money

Ways To Save Money

Saving is a bit like dieting; it may not be enjoyable, but if you keep the goal in sight and exercise some restraint, you can succeed. With dieting, you make a meal plan, and with saving, you make a budget. The goals may seem like opposites since with dieting you want to get thinner and with savings … [Continue Reading]

Questions To Ask In An Interview

Questions To Ask In An Interview

There are nearly four job applicants for every job opening and this can make it very difficult to stand out when you are applying for a new job, whether you are a recent graduate looking for your first position or a veteran candidate looking to make that jump into a new industry, career, or … [Continue Reading]

How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring?

How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring

How much you should spend on an engagement ring depends on a number of factors including your income, financial obligations (i.e. student loans, car loans, living expenses) and how much value you place on tradition. At one time, men were counseled to spend 25%, or 3 months, of their annual salary … [Continue Reading]

How To Get Out of A Cell Phone Contract Without Paying Termination Fees

Get Out of Your Cell Phone Contract

Cell phones are a necessity for many American families and cell phone contracts are often expensive and difficult to cancel. If you look around the internet, you will read countless stories about consumers getting the short-end of the stick from telecom companies. Whether you moved to a new home, … [Continue Reading]

Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It

With college tuition increasing and an uncertain job market, students and their parents are questioning if a college degree is worth it. Although the majority of Americans believe that a college education provides students with intellectual growth, marketable skills and an alumni network, many U.S. … [Continue Reading]

Best Careers For The Future

Healthcare, Medical Careers and Jobs

The current unemployment rate is hovering just below 7% and this doesn’t account for the hundreds of thousands of underemployed individuals or the millions of people who simply gave up searching for a job and left the labor force. Worse is that millions of students are graduating college each … [Continue Reading]

Best Ways To Get Cheap Car Insurance Quotes

Find Cheap Car Insurance Quotes Online

Most people today consider car insurance to be one of their most cumbersome expenses. Since it is now mandatory in most states for drivers to have valid auto insurance, this is also a largely unavoidable expense for anyone who owns a car. Luckily, there are a number of ways to find cheap rates and … [Continue Reading]

Best Short Term Investments

Best Short Term Investments

Although the returns on short term investments are usually low, they offer greater access, liquidity and security than long term investments such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and hard assets (gold or silver). While some of the best short term investments don't pay much more in returns than your … [Continue Reading]

How To Answer 20 of The Most Common Interview Questions

How To Answer Interview Questions

Most people's least favorite part of the job application process, and probably their entire career, is the interview. But the interesting part is, every candidate already knows at least 90% of the questions they will be asked. While not all interviewers ask the exact same ones, most ask some version … [Continue Reading]

Ally Bank Review

Ally Bank Review

In 2009, Ally Financial created Ally Bank, an online banking provider offering an array of low cost services not available at most other institutions. By not maintaining a physical location, Ally Bank is able to pass on the company’s savings to consumers in the form of lower fees and higher … [Continue Reading]

House Poor – How Much Home Can I Afford?

House Poor

A friend of mine recently realized her dream of home ownership, but for many Americans, the dream can quickly become a financial nightmare. The phrase “house poor” refers to someone who spends an unusually high percentage of their income on housing, whether it is their mortgage or rent, and thus … [Continue Reading]

How To Save Money on Gas – 20 Easy Ways

How To Save Money on Gas

The average American family drives 15,000 miles a year, per car, according to the US Department of Transportation. Assuming your car gets about 25 mpg (miles per gallon), you consume nearly 600 gallons of gasoline per year. And if you are a commuter, sales person, or love to take long road trips or … [Continue Reading]

Best LinkedIn Profiles – Tips On Creating A Great Public Profile

LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a social network that is designed specifically for professional networking and job hunting across the country. In order to truly make an impact and find the job you really want, it is important to avoid making the most common social online faux pas with your LinkedIn profile. You may be … [Continue Reading]

Credit Unions vs. Banks

Banking

During the 2008 financial crisis, many people began losing their faith in the American banking system. With a storm approaching and systemic risk seeming inevitable (in which banks are so heavily interconnected that the failure of one would lead to a failure of them all), countless banks were forced … [Continue Reading]

Back To School Shopping Can Teach Your Children The Value of Money

Back To School Shopping

Though some students never want summer to end because they “hate school”, back-to-school shopping always seems to be an exciting time for children. Let’s face it – who doesn’t like getting new things, even if its pens/pencils, notebooks, crayons, school uniforms, and graphing calculators? … [Continue Reading]