First, there was Uber and Lyft, now there’s another innovative ride-sharing service on the scene called e-scooters. You may have seen people riding them around your neighborhood already. Or perhaps you came across a scooter lying on the sidewalk with no rider in sight. These e-scooters have become fairly contentious issue lately. Some cities have enacted e-scooter bans in the name of public safety. On the other hand, scooter riders and companies argue that e-scooters are an eco-friendly, fun, and efficient ways to reduce traffic … [Read more...] about How to Make Money Recharging Lime and Bird Scooters
Rather than wait until you’ve become a victim before you brush up on credit card frauds, it’s best that you keep yourself aware of the most recent and prevalent threats. That way, you can save yourself a lot of frustration, time, and money. An ounce of prevention is most certainly worth a pound of cure whenever there’s money (especially yours) involved. EMV Credit Card You’ve likely noticed that credit cards now come with chips to prevent the very type of fraud some fall prey to when getting a new chip card. What happens is scammers pretend … [Read more...] about Are You Aware of These Common Types of Credit Card Fraud?
Auto insurance may seem like a simple, routine part of life. That is until your car gets damaged. When you’re involved in an auto accident, or your car gets dinged up for any other reason, collision coverage can save you the headache and expense of repairing your car on your own dime. But if you have collision car insurance coverage, should you file a claim whenever your car is experiencing functionality issues or cosmetically damaged beyond what you’re capable of fixing yourself? Depending on a few important factors including your … [Read more...] about How to Decide Whether or Not to File an Auto Collision Claim
What's the most important thing to know about investing, according to Warren Buffett? Experience is the key to success for beginning investors. This doesn't really help those who are new to the world of investing. However, you can reach out to and study advice from experienced investors. Here are some tips selected from experts in the field: One: Invest in Your Abilities It's extremely difficult to make money from the stock market. Don't take risks with your financial future. Instead, invest in yourself by improving your own … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Beginning Investors
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 income, … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies for Overcoming Lifestyle Creep
Have you been waiting to get started in investing because you think it’s confusing? Do you think that too much money is required to start, or financial advisors are too expensive? It doesn’t have to be that way. A new investment method called robo advisors has been changing the financial landscape recently. And, it’s something that you may want to consider. What Is A Robo Advisor? A robo advisor is an online wealth management service that provides automated, algorithm-based investment portfolio management advice without the use of … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Using Robo Advisors to Invest
When it comes to planning for the future, one of the biggest concerns people face is the possibility of running out of money during retirement. Since you may have access to monthly Social Security or pension checks, this doesn’t mean literally running out of money altogether, but rather losing the ability to cover your expenses without taking on a part time or full time job to make ends meet. If you plan to retire in your 50s but you’re concerned about the long-term sustainability of your retirement strategy, it’s important to develop back-up … [Read more...] about Should You Have a Backup Plan Before Retiring Early?
Are you getting close to retirement or still a decade or two away? Even if you plan on working for several more years, it’s extremely important to keep your retirement plans at the forefront of your mind. Ignore the excuse, “I still have plenty of time to start saving.” Don't make these retirement mistakes. Unfortunately, this is the same logic that leaves many people with no savings upon reaching retirement age, so this long-term goal should be treated with equal or even greater importance than your short-term financial goals. Planning and … [Read more...] about
The following is a guest post by Dan Kent, owner and writer for Stocktrades.ca. For more information about guest posting on Money Q&A, check out our guest posting guidelines. I deal with a lot of new investors. Those who are attempting to leave their banks or fund managers and instead take control of their own finances. As such, the question that frequents my inbox the most from those who are looking for advice is “how do I construct an investment portfolio?” I’ve often stated that building a portfolio is the most difficult … [Read more...] about Three Diversification Strategies for a Perfectly Balanced Portfolio
It’s all about flexible subscriptions nowadays. Whether it’s a TV streaming service like Netflix and Hulu or quirky subscription boxes for seemingly every hobby in existence, consumer data research suggests our collective obsession with subscriptions is unlikely to go away any time soon. Consumers love subscriptions over ownership because there’s much more flexibility, convenience, and easier access to products and services. But what about subscribing to a car service, as opposed to buying a used car or leasing one for a few years? While … [Read more...] about Are Car Subscription Services Worth It?