Cases of people falling prey to loan scams have been on the increase in recent years. Despite concerted efforts by the authorities and financial institutions to warn people about the scams, the number of victims continues to rise every day. As an individual, you may want to learn how to identify scams and avoid them. The sad reality is that most people who lose their hard-earned cash to scammers are those of us in the lower end of the economic spectrum. One of the many reasons it is so easy to get duped is the fact that sometimes we get so … [Read more...] about How to Identify and Avoid Loan Scams
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Most people think they can account for every cent they have and would never consider that they might have money hidden somewhere. You might be amazed though at how many millions are sitting in unclaimed bank accounts and bonds in the US, and they are many other places some cash could be hiding. Inheritances You Are Not Aware Of If a relative dies without leaving a will, or you have moved address a few times since the will was written an cannot be traced, there could be an inheritance you can claim. If you are named in a will but the … [Read more...] about Find the Hidden Money You’re Entitled To
Most of us have hopes and plans to experience our definition of financial success. If you are fortunate enough to find yourself enjoying a stable income, with the ability to save and invest, these are good times for you indeed. Though investing in yourself, your family and your future are incredibly important, as you reach this point of success take a moment to consider the resources that have brought you to this point. No one reaches this stage in life by themselves and one of the best ways to show your gratitude is by giving back to … [Read more...] about 5 Ways You Can Give Back to the Community
For nine years now, the financial industry and the federal government have been embroiled in a debate over a rule change to the ethical standards for investment brokers that are enshrined in law as consumer protections. Currently, the rules state that only those who sell investment advice have a fiduciary duty to their clients. Brokers and others engaged in sales have a duty to be sure the products they offer are suitable for the purposes they sell them for and for their clients' needs. This keeps them honest as salespeople, but it … [Read more...] about Will the Proposed Fiduciary Rule Changes Actually Change Investor Behavior?
If you’re looking for the best passive income ideas, then buying rental properties is one of the most lucrative options out there. It’s not the “set it and forget it” type of passive income, at least not in the beginning. Oftentimes, people focus so much on the potential for high returns on investment without considering the upfront work required to research different properties, evaluate the quality of the neighborhood and surrounding community, assess what the long-term gains might be, find and screen prospective tenants, maintain the … [Read more...] about RoofStock Review: A Marketplace for Single-Family Rental Homes
With the rise of the gig economy and the availability of independent contracting jobs outpacing the availability of employee jobs in some industries, many people are increasingly concerned about income stability. On one hand, flexible work arrangements are ideal for anyone who wants to decrease time spent commuting to and from work, start a family without losing an income stream, travel and work remotely, or simply work on a schedule more suitable for their lifestyles. On the other hand, contract jobs can lead to irregular income and … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Stay Afloat When You’re Without a Paycheck