Way back in the day (ok, more like two years ago), I used to publish a Trending Thursday post, which was a top five list of the most impactful articles I’d read within the past week or two. I think … Continue reading Trending Thursday Two Point Oh.
Two nights ago, around midnight, one of my fraternity brothers put in our group chat “Drop everything and go get gas!!!” He had heard that there was about to be a rise in gas prices.To provide a disclaimer, I go … Continue reading Economy Proofing
I was reading the news today and Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece’s new finance minister, was quoted saying “I understand that I am assuming my post at a difficult time.” Now, if you haven’t been keeping up with what’s going on in Greece, … Continue reading Stepping Up to the Plate
There are all sorts of errors that can sneak onto your credit reports — an account that’s not even yours, a “late payment” that was actually made on time, a paid debt that’s still listed as in collections. This can … Continue reading How To Scrub Your Credit Report Clean Of Costly Errors
This economy is tough. Especially for a recent graduate with tens of thousands of dollars of loan money to pay off and no full time job that begins to allow you to repay the debt. So what do you do? What you’ve always done: turn to mom and dad. This Money Magazine article by Blake Ellis focuses on the high percentage of college graduates who are leaning on their parents for stability, even two years out of college. Students who graduated college in the throes of the recession are still struggling to make it on their own. Two years out … Continue reading Half of college grads still relying on parents’ money
I read an interesting statement the other day that said “If you’re working for someone else, you’re a slave of capitalism.” Now, of course there are no phsyical whips or chains as there were back in the days of American slavery but there are credit scores and depression, which can be just as detrimental to the health of an individual, if (s)he is in too deep. So how do we close that gap? The Economist attempts to answer that question in this short but good read from a few weeks ago. There is a depressing familiarity about much of the discussion … Continue reading Turning workers into capitalists
Kelli B. Grant, CNBC 6:04 a.m. EDT September 8, 2013 If your checking account balance is unexpectedly low, bank fees may be to blame. But that doesn’t mean you have to pay up. Fee-free accounts seem to have gone the way of the free toaster. The average checking account these days has an average of 30 potential fees attached to it, with some listing more than 50, according to a new study from WalletHub.com. Experts say they see the usual suspects—overdraft fees, ATM surcharges and maintenance fees—becoming pricier, too. “Fees have been going up for years, even before the … Continue reading Avoiding bank fees can help protect your savings