Thanks to all of the rewards credit cards available today, there are plenty of financial incentives to get us to spend more money (and sadly not very many incentives to save, with interest rates being as low/nonexistent as they are). Wouldn’t it be great if you could find an easy way to save money on purchases you were going to make anyway, without the cumbersomeness of clipping coupons from your local newspaper or searching the web for good deals? Luckily, there’s an app for that! It’s called Ibotta and it lets you instantly earn cash back … [Read more...] about Review of Ibotta – Earning Cash Back with the Ibotta App While Shopping
Whether you’re an established enterprise with multiple employees and a brick-and-mortar location or you’re a work-from-home freelancer with a side gig here and there, chances are you have monthly business-related expenses to cover. While some freelancers, consultants, and other solo-preneurs typically cover these expenses with their personal credit cards, you could be missing out on valuable opportunities to get extra perks while paying for business expenditures. Fortunately, applying for a business credit card is just as easy as applying … [Read more...] about Do You Qualify for a Business Credit Card?
Who wants to think about their own mortality when you just got a new job with an exciting company and things are looking up for your career? To be fair, most people would prefer to never think about when they might die and what would happen to their loved ones if it happened earlier than anticipated. However, confronting the reality that humans simply don’t live forever is an unfortunate part of life, especially when you have financial considerations to make, such as deciding on a new life insurance policy. If you don’t currently have your … [Read more...] about Should You Rely on Employer-Provided Life Insurance?
The cost of raising just a child nowadays could cost as much as a house (if not more) over the span of 18 years (not including college tuition!). This enormous price-tag has a lot of potential parents wary about starting a family, especially when they’re still paying off student loans, saving for a home and enjoying youthful hobbies like traveling while they still can. A recent survey of adults aged 20-45 years old found 43% of them waited longer to have children due to financial concerns, so you’re not alone in wanting to postpone having a … [Read more...] about How Parents Can Fight Back from the Rising Cost of Raising a Child
E-scooters are becoming just as popular as local bike sharing programs, though the unique nature of e-scooters has led some states and local governments to ban or restrict the use of e-scooters in their areas. Fortunately, the potential for positive environmental impacts (e.g., reduced traffic congestion in urban areas, lower CO2 emissions) has convinced more and more politicians to pass legislation allowing the use of e-scooters (and even relaxing stringent regulations on e-scooters, as we recently witnessed in California and Texas). If … [Read more...] about Lime vs Bird Scooters – Which Scooter Is the Best?
Improving personal financial management is one of the most common New Years’ resolutions out there (aside from eating healthier and losing weight, perhaps). The problem with this resolution is that it’s extremely vague, which increases the likelihood that you won’t fulfill it because there’s no clear end goal for something like “save more money” ($1 more? $1,000 more?) or “manage money better.” Don’t let another new year go by where you set resolutions and don’t follow through due to a lack of specificity for those goals. You can improve … [Read more...] about 6 Simple New Year’s Money Challenges to Save More