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Preparing for a Market Crash

Preparing for a Market Crash

Recent events have shown us the ever-changing nature of our economy, forcing many people to reconsider developing failsafe plans. Taking the time now to develop a strategy for dealing with a market crash later can help you rebound faster and with less financial...

How to Build Credit

How to Build Credit

If you have found that your credit score is a bit too low to qualify for credit cards, loans, and larger purchases, you may be surprised to learn that there are simple ways to bring it up. Here are some proven strategies that you should try: 1. Refrain from Closing...

How to Save For Education

How to Save For Education

Based on a survey reported to US News, the average tuition last year was roughly $41,000 for private colleges to $11,000 for public colleges. The numbers are only expected to get higher in the following years to come. Considering another survey from Bankrate that...

Mistakes to Avoid When Saving for Retirement

Mistakes to Avoid When Saving for Retirement

Retirement is supposed to be a great time in your life where you can finally relax after years of hard work. Unfortunately, far too many people are unable to maximize the benefits of retirement due to a lack of savings. It is hard to find much relaxation time when you...

How to Cut Costs and Save During a Pandemic

How to Cut Costs and Save During a Pandemic

The current global pandemic has rapidly transformed life as we know it. Both individuals and businesses have had to adjust nearly overnight. Many people are trying to figure out how to save money during these challenging times. One of the most important things you can...

A Glossary of Investment Terms for Beginners

A Glossary of Investment Terms for Beginners

Understanding how the investment world works is difficult without an understanding of its terminology. A finance major might see investment terms as basic knowledge, but financial jargon is confusing to everyone when investment decisions are made in fast-moving...

Finance Advice for Small Business Owners

Finance Advice for Small Business Owners

Being an entrepreneur or small business owner comes with a large variety of challenges. One of these is managing your personal finances. Small business owners are some of the most talented people on the planet, but if you are a small business owner who struggles to...

How to Get Your Finances in Shape

How to Get Your Finances in Shape

If you’re worried about money, you’re not alone. According to the Federal Reserve, nearly a third of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover an unexpected $400 expense, like a car or medical emergency. This is often very stressful! You never know when something...

Keeping Your Finances Safe in the Digital Age

Keeping Your Finances Safe in the Digital Age

In the digital age it is easy for hackers to steal consumer information because there is so much lacking when it comes to cyber security. A lot of people ignore the warnings and forget to do the simple things that help them keep their finances safe. There are a...

5 Factors in Choosing the Right Investment

5 Factors in Choosing the Right Investment

Choosing the right investments involves learning about mastering investment basics. Although it may not take a long time to learn how to invest money, it may take an investor years to develop a winning strategy. Prospective investors desiring to create investment...