There are a wide range of borrowing options available to the average consumer, with the internet making more of them more accessible than they have ever been before. Traditionally, it was hard to get a loan that wasn’t for a large amount or long-term, which means that everyday people facing cash flow problems didn’t have very many options. That has changed with the growing popularity of new alternatives, and payday loans are chief amongst those growing options. Continue reading
Since the financial crisis, salaries in many Western countries have remained flat. But with the cost of living still rising, especially housing and fuel, you may need alternative sources of income. Continue reading
Budgeting: it’s something that we all know that we should do. But actually making it happen can be difficult. It’s not just a matter of skill – it involves willpower and determination too. Often life gets in the way. We make plans, but then something unexpected interrupts progress, and we have to adapt. Our initial budgeting plans get sidelined. Continue reading
With spring comes thoughts of summer, and soon, college graduation. For many graduates, it can be daunting to move from academia to the real world. You’ve spent most of your lives–nearly all of it, in most cases–attending class and doing homework. And for the most part, your financial responsibilities have been limited. Continue reading
Payday loans have earned a reputation over the years as being the tool and trade of loan sharks, money mongers, and cheats. That is an unfortunate fact as many people have benefited from payday loans.
Having poor or no credit can be a major impediment to securing loans and other financial assistance. You may still be in the process of building your credit for the first time, or you’ve had some troubles in the past and your credit has likewise suffered for it.
Saving money is a multifaceted process that involves more than just a piggy bank and any loose change you find in your sofa. The act of saving doesn’t need to feel like a punishment, either. If anything, you should look at saving as another way to make money for that new couch you’ve been eyeing, or your next trip to the beach. Continue reading
It’s a new year, which means it’s a good idea to sit down and take a few minutes to think about where you were financially last year, and where you’d like to be this year. If you want into 2018 with few plans and no budgets, the holidays might have been challenging for you—juggling regular expenses with gift-buying, travel costs, etc. Instead of hating yourself for the money habits you had last year, why not get started on a brand new regimen that will keep you fiscally fit and on budget this time around?... Read More
Many Americans work hard for what they have. A lot of effort goes into building a strong financial foundation for a family. People save and invest, as well as protect what they’ve built up with insurance policies. Most folks have some idea of how to protect their money. Yet, we sometimes let our guard down and end up paying for it later, often literally. Below are some things we should look out for when it comes to money.... Read More
Most people want to have fun during the summer. School’s out, the days are warmer and brighter, and there’s an unavoidable sense of adventure in the air all season long. While there’s plenty you can do without spending a dime, for many having fun costs money. There are a number of quick tips you can follow to increase your summertime savings, which puts more money in your pocket to really enjoy this summer to its fullest.... Read More