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2011 February

Archives for February 2011

Learning NOT To Spend Money Is Easier Than You Think

OK - maybe it's just me.  Maybe it's because when I was 14 years old I had a summer job doing landscaping on a corporations beautiful grounds - where we were required to open a savings account such as a passbook savings account and save 10% of our money.  This bank account we could not withdraw from until 3 years later.  It was communist.  And it was good.  I'm very glad I've learned how to save … [Read more...]

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Should You Get Payment Protection Insurance?

This guest post comes from the NerdWallet.com team of personal finance bloggers, experts in helping consumers find the best rewards credit cards. Payment protection insurance sounds pretty good when it’s being sold to you by a commissioned salesman from your credit card company. Some companies charge a fee around 1% of the outstanding monthly debt on your credit card (plus your minimum payment … [Read more...]

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Automobile Insurance – Why Shop Around?

With the current financial crisis and people trying to make both ends meet, a high-cost automobile insurance policy is the last thing one needs. If you want to cut down on your costs without having to compromise on the benefits, you need to shop around for a cheap auto insurance policy. Automobile Insurance Offerings You must watch out for insurance companies that offer very lucrative deals … [Read more...]

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Finding The Best College Student Credit Cards

Becoming a college student marks a new stage of independence. Part of this independence is managing your personal finances. Many college students choose to take advantage of credit card offers extended to them at this important time of life. While there are distinct advantages of having a credit card there are also many disadvantages and traps to be aware of before you sign up. OUR TOP … [Read more...]

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How To Stay Motivated When Paying Off Debt

When you are working you way out of debt, it is often not difficult in the beginning. Picturing yourself as debt free can be thrilling for someone who has suffered under the burden of mounting bills for so long. If you do not plan to use debt consolidation services, you may even be excited as you come up with all the ways that you can cut back and start to pay off debts. A month later the … [Read more...]

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Getting Secured Credit Cards – A Solution For Those With Debt Trouble

It may still be a relatively new product on the market, but secured credit cards are gaining wide recognition quickly, and with a great reputation. If you have not looked into one yet, or don’t know much about them, this is your perfect opportunity to learn.   We all love the convenience of a credit card such as instant decision credit cards, yet the interest rates and account fees can … [Read more...]

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Rent Vs Buy: How To Know When To Purchase Home

There will come a point in a person's life when the question on whether to buy a new home or continue renting one becomes relevant. With the change in the financial picture and stricter lending rules, many of us are left confused and unsure of our next move. Some see today's low mortgage rates and reduced home prices as the perfect time to become a homeowner, while others argue to wait it out for … [Read more...]

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The Pros And Cons Of Short-Term And Long-Term Investments

Whether you are new to investing or a long time stock trader, there are primarily two major types of investments most people utilize - short-term investments and long-term investments. Learning how to buy stocks for the first time can be overwhelming but doing your research and learning as much as you can about investing can help you decide which style of investing is best for you. The main … [Read more...]

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