The following is a guest post from Marc, a personal finance blogger at VitalDollar.com. If you'd like to submit a guest post to Money Q&A, check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. Managing your money is a lifelong process, and sometimes it’s difficult to feel like you’re making any headway. If you want to know what you can do today to put yourself in a better financial situation, how about developing some good habits? In this article, we’ll take a look at 10 good financial habits that you should develop, as well as specific … [Read more...] about Top 10 Good Financial Habits to Start Today
Archives for October 2018
Are you thinking about monthly funeral plans? Your interest in freezing your funeral costs at today’s prices may have been piqued by press reports about the rising costs of funerals. A story in the Telegraph newspaper on the 1st of June 2018, for example, talked not only about the soaring cost of a funeral in the UK (the total average is currently some £5,000) but also the rising cost of cremation fees, too. Monthly funeral plans The soaring costs of funerals may make the purchase of a prepaid funeral plan a sensible option – by paying … [Read more...] about Thinking About Monthly Funeral Plans?
When you start making more money through your business, job, or investments, the next thing that typically happens is you start spending money more freely because you can finally afford to do so. Unfortunately, our desire to disregard our budgetary restrictions comes a serious downside. We won’t make much progress in our financial goals if we’re too busy spending money and living at our means. If you suspect you’re experiencing “lifestyle creep”, which is when you start earning more money and your expenses seem to grow alongside your … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies for Overcoming Lifestyle Creep
As we come to the close of 2018, we need to evaluate specific technologies that have helped people to make a decent living by working online either actively or passively. It’s relatively simple to tell where particular technologies are headed because they don’t appear overnight and takes time before they take off and finally become adopted by clients. This article will explain the four new trends of earnings that will dominate 2018. The modern approach to Banking The approach that the banks are now using will soon become outdated. The … [Read more...] about 4 New Trends of Earning That You Should Know
There are loads of posts around the web which cover student finances, study techniques, and the other parts of life which come when you start going to college or university, making it easy to settle into your new life. A lot of these resources ignore a very important part of this sort of transition, though. Having been living with parents for a long time, it can be hard to know what lengths you should be taking to stay safe once you become a student. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the key risks which people … [Read more...] about Staying Safe When You’re New to the Life of a Student
Who doesn’t love getting cash back? Whether it’s a mail-in rebate or credit card rewards bonus, we love getting cash back on our purchases because it helps reduce the cost of the item or service we buy. Ebates builds on the premise of cash back online shopping by giving consumers incredible access to cash back offers on hundreds of well-known websites like Amazon and Groupon, which can effectively double your cash back rewards when combined with a rewards credit card. If you want a free, easy and automatic way to earn more cash back on … [Read more...] about Ebates Review — Earn Cash Back on Your Online Shopping
Everyone makes mistakes now and then, many of which can be resolved with an apology, a little work, or some time. Money mistakes, on the other hand, aren’t quite so simple to fix, and can completely ruin your financial life, leaving you without enough cash to get you from month to month. There’s no way to prepare for everything that could go wrong with your finances, but there are many things that you can work to prevent. With that in mind, here are four things that you can do to avoid ruining your financial life. 1. Learn To Say … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Ruining Your Financial Life
It’s time for a new car. You found your dream model. But now for the big question — how to pay for it? When it comes to purchasing a car, you can either lease it or purchase it in full. It all comes to cash flow. Both ways, you’ll own a car. Of course, lease or buy depends on what suits your needs and financial situation best. Buying a car means taking out a loan When you purchase a car outright and you don’t have the full cash to pay for it, you’ll have to take out a loan. Taking out a loan is risky sometimes, depending on the interest … [Read more...] about Weighing the Options: Should You Lease or Buy a New Car?
I’m always looking for the way to find the best prices on the stuff that I buy online. And, I buy A LOT online. In the past, I’ve used browser extensions and plugins like Honey, Swagbucks, Ebates, Coupon Cabin, and the like. And, now there’s a new extension that helps you to find the best price on Amazon versus eBay - Unlooted! What Is Unlooted? Unlooted helps you easily compare your shopping results from Amazon to see who is selling it for less on eBay. It’s a great tool to help you find the best deal. I’m all about finding the best deal. … [Read more...] about
Many of us aspired to become professional athletes when we were younger, then the reality sunk in that only a very elite few make it to the big leagues. The rest of us went off to college or trade school to pursue more “traditional” careers instead. As a fellow sports fan, you have probably dreamed of the wealth and fame that many professional athletes enjoy, but you might not have considered the fact that they’re prone to financial problems just as much as the rest of us! We might not be in the same league as these players when it comes … [Read more...] about 4 Financial Lessons We Can Learn From Professional Athletes