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Choosing a Financial Planner

By on February 4, 2013 in Money with 0 Comments
Choosing a Financial Planner

We all need financial advice at some stage during our lives and the best place to turn for that advice is often an independent financial advisor or planner. This is particularly true if you do not have the time or the confidence to research complex financial products by yourself. However, it is worth noting that […]

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Kickstarter’s Startling Lack of Protection for Users

By on December 24, 2012 in Money with 0 Comments
Kickstarter’s Startling Lack of Protection for Users

Kickstarter is popular website at the forefront of crowdfunding (also known as crowdsourcing) a business or idea. Crowdfunding is where a large group of people get together to chip in (usually) small amounts of money to raise funds for an idea. That idea might be a business, and the business promises to reward funders with […]

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What is QE3?

By on September 18, 2012 in Money with 0 Comments
What is QE3?

The Federal Reserve with Ben Bernanke at the helm just announced what is being termed “QE3” to help support and encourage the American economy. But what exactly is QE3 and what kind of real impact will it have on your daily life? What is Quantitative Easing? Quantitative easing is an economic and monetary policy tactic […]

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When Walking Away From Your House is the Right Financial Decision

By on September 16, 2012 in Money with 0 Comments
When Walking Away From Your House is the Right Financial Decision

The foreclosure crisis continues to ravage the United States economy. Each month tens of thousands of homes are foreclosed on and the families must move on to some other form of housing. With the economy still struggling to recover and many individuals unemployed for more than 2 years, staying afloat with your mortgage payment can […]

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Should I Get Credit Card Payment Protection?

By on August 28, 2012 in Money with 0 Comments
Should I Get Credit Card Payment Protection?

Credit card debt can be overwhelming. Just meeting the minimum payments can be tough if you have charged your way to a large credit card balance. During tough economic times it can be tempting to protect yourself from having that credit card debt spiral out of control if you lose your job or become disabled […]

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Pros and Cons of Working as a 1099 Contractor

By on August 20, 2012 in Money with 0 Comments
Pros and Cons of Working as a 1099 Contractor

Would you rather work as a W2 employee or a 1099 contractor? The answer to that question really depends on your personal situation. In the struggling economy, some companies are electing to forego hiring permanent employees and instead are outsourcing some work to 1099 contractors. Sometimes you make more money working 1099, but is the […]

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What is Cost of Living and Why Does It Matter?

By on August 16, 2012 in Money with 0 Comments
What is Cost of Living and Why Does It Matter?

How do you compare two salaries from two job offers in different cities? Or know what to ask your boss for when the company wants to move you out of state for a promotion? Different cost of living can greatly impact your lifestyle. Equal job offers with equal pay in two different cities can have […]

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Should I Sell My Home or Rent It Out?

By on August 14, 2012 in Money with 0 Comments
Should I Sell My Home or Rent It Out?

If you own a home and find yourself needing to move you are left with a difficult decision. Do you try to sell the home in a down real estate market? Or do you take on the risk of renting out your beloved property to unknown tenants? Deciding whether you should sell or rent out […]

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Marriage Finance: Combine Portfolios When You Get Married

By on August 13, 2012 in Money with 0 Comments
Marriage Finance: Combine Portfolios When You Get Married

There are many methods of marriage finance, but by far the best is combining all of your assets together and working as one married unit. One aspect of combining marriage finance that is often forgotten is combining your investment portfolios. Why You Should Combine Portfolios There are two main reasons to combine your portfolio with […]

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