The world of finance always has been a busy, noisy place -- and right now it's bordering on cacophony.
Most people make New Year resolutions. But few put “understanding the
tax law changes” on their list of goals for the upcoming year.
You should weigh more than just salary when switching jobs. Follow these 7 steps to prepare your finances and avoid costly mistakes.
You can take control of your spending this year with just a few new budgeting strategies.
If you keep a dozen or more credit card accounts open w/o a balance, you can rack up points
and redeem them for trips.
An interest rate, often set by the Fed Reserve, is the cost of borrowing money, typically expressed as an annualized percentage rate.
When you buy a house, you get to deduct in one fell swoop the "points"
fee paid to get your mortgage.
Trying to eliminate all of the small things you enjoy, like lattes and manicures, might do more harm than good to your finances.
If you have a stash of cash earning practically nothing, these ideas require only a small stack of bills, and are worthy of a splurge.
Real estate taxes can be staggeringly high, especially for those on a fixed income. But experts say there are ways around it.