Monday, July 6, 2020

Monthly Mortgage Payments in the United States

Cash is king in real estate, but the reality is that most home buyers will need to take out a mortgage in order to afford a house. Many properties require...

Are You Middle Class? Check This Chart to Find Out

Are you in the middle class? You probably think you are, according to new research from the Pew Research Center, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re right. It turns out...

What Investing $100 EARLY in Stocks Would Be Worth Today

There’s a lot of power in being first. And when it comes to Initial Public Offerings, or IPOs, it pays to be one of the earliest investors. But we...

What Makes Americans Take Out Personal Loans?

Personal loans are an increasingly popular product, and people are using them to either consolidate some other type of debt, cover an emergency or fuel irresponsible consumption. That’s according...

Do You Earn Enough to Afford a House in the Largest U.S. Metros?

Owning a home is one of the biggest financial milestones. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the homeownership rate nationwide is 64.8%, slowly reversing a downward trend that started in 2004. Despite...

DIY For Your Budget

  There are many ways to ease the budget crunch without sacrificing quality.  You can plant a backyard garden. You can make your own household cleaners and detergents.  You can hang...

Budgeting Nuts And Bolts

We mentioned reconciliation and keeping receipts briefly when we talked about how to form a budget. Now we will look at record keeping in greater detail. A simple and effective way...

Shopping Smart

Recently while shopping for groceries at the local discount grocery store I was reminded of a simple way to save money. Read the labels. Do the...

Budgeting For Fun

If we expect to stay within our budget, we must take advantage of opportunities to save money while still enjoying life. Budgeting, like dieting is more successful when we allow ourselves treats now and...

Dealing With Debt

 We have discussed the budget and basic investing.  If this were a movie, we would now all be primed for success and wealth.  In the movies, action A plus action B...

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Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don't want..to impress people that they don't like. --Will RogersA wise...

Personal Prosperity in Every Country in the World 2020

GDP per capita is a critical metric for understanding the economy. It’s a measure of a country’s economic...

Income Inequality Around the World: How Much do You Need to Earn to Join...

You’re not wrong to be curious about income inequality. Politicians on both sides talk about it all the time, and...

These U.S. Jobs Have the Biggest Paychecks in 2020

You may have heard growing up that the path to a good salary was to become a doctor or a lawyer....

Cars to Consider for 2020

(Family Features) Purchasing a new vehicle, while exciting, can be a burden for many shoppers. A variety...