Airbnb launched in summer of 2008 as an affordable, practical alternative to hotel lodgings. The Airbnb currently has over 1.5 million listings across 34,000 cities in 191 countries, which makes it an enormously valuable resource for budget travelers around the world. Homeowners or hosts benefit from Airbnb by listing their available rooms or properties on the website to bring in a nice side income with regular guest stays. Travelers benefit from Airbnb by finding unique accommodations beyond the usual option of hotels or motels. The … [Read more...] about Is Airbnb Worth It? The Pros and Cons of Staying with AirBnB
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Personal finance shouldn't be hard. We tend to make it harder than it needs to be. We get scared to make a decision for fear that we will do something wrong and make irrevocable errors. In “Simple Money – A No Nonsense Guide To Personal Finance” by Tim Maurer, the author breaks personal finance down into its simplest form. Tim Maurer walks the reader through his or her personal finance choices. The book makes people look at the “why” of their personal finances and money decisions. Why do we make the financial choices that we make? … [Read more...] about
According to a 2014 study on the value of college from the Pew Research Center, college graduates are outpacing their peers in “virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment.” This includes average annual income for full-time employment, poverty and unemployment rates, and job satisfaction. For example, when study participants were asked if they were “very satisfied with their current job,” 53% of college graduates with bachelor’s degrees answered favorably, compared to 36-37% of high school graduates and people who … [Read more...] about Is Going to College Worth It Anymore?
How can you protect your job from robots stealing it with technology and workforce automation? It may take you learning new skills in order to help you protect your job and career. Stephen Hawking once said, “Success in creating artificial intelligence would be the biggest event in human history…unfortunately it might also be the last.” The idea of robots performing things like cleaning, writing, driving, and just about any task you can imagine has been popular in Hollywood films and sci-fi novels for decades, but this robotic future is … [Read more...] about How To Protect Your Job From Robots Stealing It With Automation
School graduations are celebrated at many different levels (even kindergarten nowadays). But, there’s only one thing many people tend to rely on for graduation gift giving: money. Sure, most kids and college students love seeing cash flutter out of their congratulatory cards. But, cash is not a great gift, especially when there are more ideas for exciting and practical graduation gifts out there. Cool Alternatives to Giving Money As Graduation Gifts Here are a few exciting and practical ideas for graduation gifts that you can use to … [Read more...] about Top 7 Practical Alternatives to Giving Grads Monetary Gifts
The following is a guest post by Steve Repak, CFP™. Steve is the author of "6 Week Money Challenge For Your Personal Finances", a simple, step-by-step program founded on biblical principles paired with a CFP®’s understanding of modern wealth-management strategies. How realistic is the cash only lifestyle? If you are in debt, you have probably heard over and over again that you should quit using credit cards and stick to cash only purchases. In a previous article, I explained that for some people it actually hurts to break a large bill … [Read more...] about How Realistic Is The Cash Only Lifestyle?