Personal Finance

disability
Apr 17th, 2015

3 Types of Insurance You May Not Have — But Should Consider

Ed note: Insurance can be a useful tool, but with so many different kinds of insurance, it’s difficult to know what you need or not. Betterment has identified three types of insurance that you may have overlooked but are worth spending money on.  Scan a hospital bill for the cost breakdown for services. The difference […]

budget
Apr 7th, 2015

Which Credit Card Reward is the Most Valuable?

Ed note: If you are credit card-savvy and tend to use them for additional benefits – like a loyalty program – you may start to analyze whether a cash back or points reward system is best for you. Jason Steele has some key things to consider when making the decision. What is the more valuable […]

career
Mar 26th, 2015

Why You Should Pursue Early Retirement Even if You Love Working

Ed note: It’s easy to say you should save for retirement. It’s even easier to keep putting off that saving because retirement is so far away. So what happens if you move the finish line – say you’ll retire at 50 instead? According to David Ning, a lot. I always tell people to strive for […]

help
Mar 24th, 2015

What IRA is Right For You?

Ed note: An Individual Retirement Account is one option to save money over time. However, you might not know that there are different kinds of IRAs, with different benefits. Let’s look at which one might be the best for you. IRAs are tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts in which people who have earned income in a […]

credit
Mar 23rd, 2015

Top 5 Credit Myths

Ed note: There’s a lot of “common knowledge” that isn’t good knowledge. It is a misconception or myth that keeps getting repeated. There are several of these misconceptions we wanted to clear up regarding credit. Leer en español. Have you ever made a decision you thought was smart but it ended up hurting you? For […]

credit card
Mar 17th, 2015

Making the Most of Paying Taxes

Ed note: If you owe back taxes to the federal government, you hopefully know that the IRS offers several options when it comes to paying them. Here, we’ll dig into paying back taxes with a credit card with Jason Steele. It may surprise you to learn that there are some benefits to using this method. […]