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The Pros and Cons of Investing in Stocks

By , August 10th, 2017

Everyone has heard of stocks, but what are they? They are, essentially, ownership units in a corporation and represent a claim on part of the corporation’s assets and earnings. There are two main types of stock: common and preferred. Common stock entitles the owner to vote at shareholders’ meetings and to receive dividends. Preferred stock […]


The Cost of Living in New York City

By , August 9th, 2017

It is no secret that New York City is expensive. A fly trap for tourists, expensive shops line the streets of the most densely populated city in the United States. With roughly eight million residents, finding a place to live in New York City can be difficult. What becomes even more difficult, however, is paying […]


Advantages of Building Your Own Home

By , August 6th, 2017

A home is undoubtedly the single largest investment that an individual can have. As you look into acquiring one, you should be open to the range of options that are available for you. Is it more affordable to build your own home or to buy? One of the very first decisions buyers need to make […]


You Can Be Debt-Free, Let United Debt Counselors Help

By , August 3rd, 2017

If you’ve always dreamed about a life without debt, but always felt like it was just out of reach, stop dreaming. No matter how large or overwhelming your debt might seem, there is a way out. United Debt Counselors has helped thousands of Americans in their efforts to erase their debt over the years. One […]


Plan Your Financial Future with WeVest

By , August 2nd, 2017

Financial planning apps are everywhere, and each has something different to offer. WeVest is a fairly new financial planning app that offers a new perspective on saving money and growing your net worth. The app promises a straightforward and inexpensive solution to you financial planning needs. But how well does it keep those promises? How […]


Five Reasons Why Saying No to Credit is a Good Idea

By , July 28th, 2017

In May 2017, consumer borrowing in the US increased by $18.4 billion, according to the Federal Reserve. This was the highest increase in six months. The increase in borrowing is largely due to increased consumer confidence in the economic situation, given the upturn in the job market and the stock exchange. Borrowing is not necessarily […]


Can You Have Two Car Loans At Once?

By , July 28th, 2017

At some point in our lives, it is likely we will need to own a car. For most of us, it is a necessity. But, sometimes, our circumstances may call for a second vehicle, as is the case when you are married or perhaps when purchasing one for one your teenage kids. But, how does […]


10 Signs That It Is Time to Renegotiate Your Salary

By , July 27th, 2017

Feeling Under-Valued at Work? Don’t Miss These 10 Signs That It Is time to Renegotiate Your Salary Are you feeling under-valued at work? Are you increasingly feeling less motivated and productive? Would you like to ask for a raise — but you just don’t know how? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, […]


A PocketSmith Review

By , July 26th, 2017

PocketSmith is a budgeting and personal finance software tool that allows you to take control of your money. It allows you to take control of your money through forecasting, or showing you what your finances will look like in the future if your current trends continue. With calendars, budgets, pie charts, and graphs, PocketSmith offers […]


20 of the Best Personal Finance Books to Add to Your Reading List

By , July 25th, 2017

In a world of misguiding money advice, how do you find the right personal finance book for you? Covering everything from saving money to the consistent habits of the wealthy, these personal finance books offer a wealth of tried and true advice. Listed in no particular order, each book offers sound council rooted in experience; no frills, […]

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