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
If you’ve been looking for legitimate home-based business ideas, then you have a lot more options beyond filling out surveys for pennies all day. Some mainstream freelance opportunities like driving for a ride-sharing service or house-sitting for other people might not be a good fit for your personality or job needs, and other popular freelance gigs like writing blogs or designing graphics might not meet your income needs, either. Fortunately, Amazon is expanding its empire of independent contractors through its up-and-coming Amazon Flex … [Read more...] about What Is Amazon Flex? Is It a Viable Income Opportunity?
Car leasing used to be almost universally considered a bad financial decision, but in recent years, leasing has gotten more favorable for consumers who want to upgrade their car every few years instead of driving it into the ground. This has become even more popular as safety technologies like back-up cameras, lane detection sensors, blind spot sensors, parking assistance, and other useful features become more advanced, thereby improving the safety of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. If you want to get a new car but don’t want to put a … [Read more...] about Top 6 Things to Consider Before Leasing a Car
If you’re not thrilled with your current credit score or you’re struggling to get access to credit at all due to a lack of credit history, then, fortunately, there are some options available for people seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place like you are. After all, having a bad credit score can affect seemingly everything – rental applications, access to low-interest financing options, and even your love life – so getting your credit score back in shape should be a major priority. One innovative option for folks with no/bad … [Read more...] about Self Lender Review – An Easy Way to Build Credit
The following is a guest post by Tony Steuer, an advocate for Financial Preparedness and the author of GET READY!, and the founder of the Get Ready Initiative. If you'd like to contribute a guest post to Money Q&A, be sure to check out our guest posting guidelines. You’ve resolved to get a handle on your finances in 2020, but will that determination wane by March? With over 80% of people failing to realize their New Year’s resolutions, it’s likely that you’ll become overwhelmed with checklists and budget-tracking within just a matter … [Read more...] about A Plan for Taking ONE Simple Step in 2020 to Get Your Finances in Order