Camp counselor? Baby sitter? See how your earliest jobs match up with those from celebrities who shared their #firstsevenjobs.
Did you know... There are some easy things you can do to get more money for your used car, with a little less stress! First, spruce up your vehicle - and not just the interior. A good wash on the outside and a thorough detailing on the...Show More Summary
Zeek is a new marketplace for buying and selling gift vouchers & cards. I gave it a go to see how it performs. Read on for our Zeek review. Continue reading Zeek Review: Buy & Sell Discount Vouchers & Gift Cards at Money Watch - Personal Finance Blog.
Flex work, like telecommuting, is the number one factor when people 50+ evaluating job prospects, a FlexJobs survey finds.
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 14: SEC Chairman Mary Jo White testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, June 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Cheap bonds are hard to find in a world dominated by negative short-term interest rates. Record-low [...]
In the most recent How America Saves For College report, only 37% of college savers are using 529 plans. Find out why.
In my previous post, I wrote about when investors should consider selecting an active manager rather than investing in a passive index fund. Investors who decide that an active manager makes sense must then sort through many different fund options to select the fund that is best for their portfolio. [...]
Image courtesy of Student Loan Hero Hoping to have your student loan debt wiped away? You might be holding out for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). The program allows borrowers who work for government, non-profit, or other public service organizations to discharge their student loans after making 10 years of qualifying payments. [...]
We’re all told that appearances shouldn’t matter — we shouldn’t judge other people by their appearances or make a priority of keeping up with the Joneses. But you’d think that we wouldn’t have to keep reinforcing these beliefs on appearance if they are such universal truths. We’d have no problem avoiding spending money on things […]
“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we talked about something that I referred to as the “big boost“:...Show More Summary
Don’t assume common financial terms like safe, guaranteed, or flexible mean the same thing to all the players involved
A lot of people have excellent writing skills, yet they have no idea how to parlay those skills into a writing career. They don’t have any contacts, nor do they know which online platforms are best for getting work. They have the passion and the drive, but don’t know how to start. My course answers every question I have ever been asked and then some.
Only seven percent of workers name their office as their most productive venue when they’ve got work to do, according to a recent FlexJobs survey. But working at home can be equally distracting. Here's some advice on getting it all done.
Although Jill Stein hasn't said much on retirement security, caregiving or long-term care, the Green Party nominee has favored a 'Medicare-for-all' plan.
Shutterstock How much do wedread picking ourhealth-care plans? More than talking with an ex or walking across hot coals — at least according to 48% of those surveyed by insurer Aflac. Hyperbole? Sure, but that doesn’t make survey results released todayin Aflac’s Open Enrollment Survey ring less true. The endless tumult surrounding [...]
Shutterstock I was recently talking to a dear friend in her 50s whose husband recently announced that he wanted a divorce. As I talked to her, she reflected not only on the 30+ years of marriage that was coming to an end but also the end of her identity as she [...]
Workers ages 18 to 34 are far outpacing any other age group when it comes to hustling with a side gig to earn some extra cash.
Investors love growth -- something I look for when Iputmymoney intocompanies.The most valuable public companies are large and growing faster than 20% -- such as Amazon (at the end of 2015 I wrote about why it was a buy) which has enjoyed a 21% surge in its stock pricethis year. But [...]
Returning compensation hurts tax-wise too. Unless you're careful, your employer and the IRS can leave you holding the bag.
So you've cracked 700—congratulations! But are you sabotaging your good financial standing with these not-so-smart money moves?