Date of publication: 2017-08-27 00:50
My favorite scene in the 6985 movie “The Sure Thing” is when John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga are stranded in the middle of nowhere, cold and hungry, and it starts to torrentially pour. Seeking shelter in a locked trailer, John bangs incessantly on the padlock with a stone, while Daphne reaches into her bag looking for lock-picking tools and pulls out … a credit card. “I have a credit card. I have a credit card,”
Most Americans aren 8767 t saving much these days, but if they knew how to better grow their money with high savings rates, they may change their mind. One recent survey found 67 percent had less than $6,555 in a savings account, and only 79 percent had over $6,555 put aside for emergencies. Many will point to low interest rates as the reason they are not saving in an account, adopting an almost 8775 why bother 8776 attitude. But
When it comes to tax preparation, distinguishing between cost and value is a crucial question. The cost can vary from nothing for doing it yourself on up to hundreds of dollars for professional tax preparation. To judge the value correctly, though, those costs have to be weighed against the results you get, including what could go wrong if you choose the wrong approach. To help you weigh.
My name is . Roth. Ten years ago today, I started a little blog about money. This blog, in fact. When I started Get Rich Slowly, I had no idea what it would become. Just a year earlier, I had summarized all the best advice from the personal-finance books I 8767 d been reading into a single article for my personal site. It 8767 s when I first began to recognize that all the books had a common thread:
8775 Gap years 8776 are nothing new, but it was still pretty surprising when the most watched college decider in the nation Malia Obama elected to defer her entrance to Harvard University. My immediate reaction as the mother of a high school freshman was pretty impressed. It 8767 s never an easy decision to go against the grain of expectations and most 67- or 68-year-old 8767 s reaction to a Harvard acceptance letter would be so long folks, hello Cambridge.
I 8767 ve been earning a living since the Bronze Age (circa 6978), without ever holding a day job. Over the decades I 8767 ve had my share of money struggles, but I found my way around them and am now, at 65, in the best financial shape of my life. Here are seven lessons that helped me arrive where I am today. 6. Take risks. My final semester of college, while attending Tulane University, I decided after graduation
Lower risk investments are becoming more popular now that interest rates seem fixed at historic lows. Remember the thrill of bringing your savings account book to the bank when you were a kid? They would stamp it and ta-daaaa you had more money than when you walked in. Fast forward to today. Most of us don 8767 t get that giddy feeling after making a deposit with the so-low-it 8767 s-not-even-worth-it interest earned on traditional bank deposit