There are more than 44 million people holding on to some piece of the $1.5 student loan debt pie. Future parents and new parents are understandably concerned about their children’s future ability to pay for college tuition, textbooks, room/board and all the other jaw-dropping expenses required to obtain a college degree nowadays. However, a new financial concern is looming on the horizon, and that's approaching retirement age with no savings. By the time you retire, perhaps your mortgage will finally be paid off and you won’t have any … [Read more...] about Should You Create a College Fund or Focus on Your Own Retirement?
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By Peter Bee Sometimes, applying and taking out a loan is a part of growing up and becoming an adult. Whether you want a new car, you want to start a business, or you just need to consolidate debt, loans can not only be incredibly useful but can also be downright necessary. For the better part of the last century, needing to apply and take out a loan means heading to your bank and seeing if you can qualify. That may all be changing, however, and as millennials begin to make up more and more of the consumer class, an undeniable trend … [Read more...] about Tech Savvy Youngsters Leading Push for Online Lending
If you’re like most Americans, getting or staying in shape is probably one of your top priorities for the new year. But, do you know how to make money while exercising? Another popular New Years’ resolution is managing finances better, whether you want to make more money online without wasting your time on low-paid surveys or boost your financial well-being by getting more involved in your investments. The problem with New Years’ resolutions is that most people’s motivation tends to wane after the initial spark of determination you get from … [Read more...] about Top 5 Incredibly Easy Ways to Make Money While Getting in Shape
In 2015, a stringent new financial literacy law took effect in Oklahoma. It requires all high school students to pass a class on personal finance before they can graduate. Banking, taxes, investing, loans, insurance, and identity theft among other subjects will be part of the curriculum, and the teachers will have to certify that their students comprehend them all. Other states have followed suit over the past few years. A recent study analyzed 11,000 high school course catalogs and concluded only 1 in 6 high schoolers are currently required … [Read more...] about Why It’s A Mistake Teaching Financial Literacy In Schools
While many companies offer employee discounts on gym memberships and other fitness programs, wouldn’t it be great if you could actually get paid to live a healthy, active lifestyle? Fortunately, there are plenty of apps out there that do exactly that. They'll pay you through PayPal or gift cards to get moving, whether that’s simply walking or something more intensive like working out frequently and running multiple miles each week. Unless you’re already a personal trainer or professional athlete, you’re not going to be able to quit your day … [Read more...] about 5 Apps That Will Pay You to Exercise
This past winter, I wrote about how you to save money on your electric bill this winter. But, now it is time to look at how to save money on your electric bill this summer. Come to find out, saving money in the summer is very similar to saving money on your electric bill in the winter as well. Saving money in the summer all comes down to keeping your cold air inside the house and not cooling down the entire neighborhood and also reducing the amount of air conditioning and electricity you are using in general. I routinely see my electric bill … [Read more...] about How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill This Summer