... credit card debt while remaining subdued since the Great Recession suddenly made a 180 degree turn... Total outstanding credit card debt recently surged beyond the $900 billion mark... And with the average nationwide interest rate of 14% that means spending hamsters are probably dropping tens of billions on interest costs alone... Show More Summary
Submitted by Pieter Cleppe of Open Europe The Great Greek Fudge A third Greek bailout involving loans from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the eurozone’s bailout scheme, is now being negotiated. The start was quite rocky, with...Show More Summary
GUEST: In mobile, “context” is everything. Where you are, what time is it, what you are doing — these things are essential elements to delivering a great mobile experience. But let’s be honest: Since the dawn of first iPhone eight years ago, apps can’t and don’t do context as well as we’d like. That’s because they […]
Refinancing high interest rate debt to a lower interest rate can be a great way to save money. While this strategy can make a lot of sense, there are some risks. Before signing on the dotted line, make sure you consider those risks carefully. Student Loans The student loan market has experienced [...]
Alamy NEW YORK -- Hardly a day goes by that you don't get offers for new credit in your mailbox. And while the offers can be attractive, with great perks, low introductory rates and free balance transfers, that doesn't mean that you should jump at every offer of a new credit card. Show More Summary
Donald Trump is making a great contribution to our understanding of politics—really. Though I don’t care for his vanity, his policies, nor his hair, I admire his light-hearted approach to the campaign. And therein lies the lesson.
Is your town or city experiencing growth? Economic development can be a great gift to residents.The creation of new jobs and the amenities that local government officials offer to attract corporations can increase property values and improve the quality of life for residents. Show More Summary
If a college counts your family's home equity against your child for financial aid eligibility purposes it can easily mean paying $50,000 - $100,000 more for a degree than it will from an equally great college that doesn't count home equity as heavily, or at all. Learn how home equity is counted, choose your colleges wisely and save big!
The boomerang is back as more young adults are living at home than during the Great Recession. Ecnomists ask, is it bad?
Mortgage Fraud Blog. The trial of a Phoenix man accused of setting up a real estate Ponzi scheme during the Great Recession continued in Santa Ana on Tuesday. According to federal prosecutors who spoke with jurors at court, Michael J. Show More Summary
Warren Buffett, Arianna Huffington, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson have built great companies. But the reason you know their names is because they also created great content, which developed their personal brands. Does this make them...Show More Summary
Greg Ramsey (aka Ramsey or Ram) is BOF’s designer craftsman! Ramsey wants to learn how to run a letterpress, improve his fly fishing, and take some cooking, figure drawing, and woodworking classes (just to name a few). He’s great at games that involve sneaking around outside and he likes custard pie and goofy jokes. Show More Summary
Robert Manduca, a Harvard sociology PhD student, has put together a nice visualization of employment data that he titled “Where Are the Jobs?” It’s a great map, modeled after the very popular dot map of US residents by ethnicity. The underlying data come from the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program, which is a fantastic resource […]
Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, we helped gamers get the most out of Windows 10, we celebrated 2005’s best games, and we showed how digital entertainment is helping veterans. Happy reading, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The DeanBeat: With China, your game strategy has to be ‘go […]
How about this for a souvenir: A Las Vegas home owned by Dodgers pitching great Orel Hershiser is one the market for about $1 million.
All photos courtesy of Christopher Simmonds Architect via Inhabitat. Canadian design studio Christopher Simmonds Architect is behind this nature-embracing, cantilevered family retreat in Ottawa's Val-de-Monts area. The three-bedroom house is a real rustic-modern retreat, comprising two volumes. The lower...
In search of the next great growth stock, investors typically seek out innovative technology companies. Yet one of the most appealing growth stocks in recent memory is a 140 year-old company
Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things you shouldn’t buy at the grocery store, ways to maximize credit card rewards for travel, and how to treat the toughest summer stains. Top 5 Articles 10 Things Not To Buy At The Grocery Store —...
I belonged to a fitness center for most of 20 years. It was expensive (even with the corporate discount I got through my employer), but I scarcely regret the money. What I regret was the time I wasted trying to get fit that way. The Modern Fitness Center There have been gymnasiums going back to...
If you’re a SaaS business, chances are support is one area of your business that you want to be flawless. Providing great support is the key to your growth and success. According to an Oracle study, 9 out of 10 customers have abandoned a business because of a poor customer support experience. You don’t want […]