Saturday, May 25, 2019

RV road trips: Save money while you see the country

RV road trips: Save money while you see the country: An RV road trip is a great way to see the country while enjoying some of the comforts of home, too. That costs money, but there are ways to save.

Friday, May 24, 2019

3 money-saving tips for buying a washing machine - MarketWatch

3 money-saving tips for buying a washing machine - MarketWatch: The escalation of tariffs has carried over into 2019, and the confusion around buying home appliances is still very real.

With some models costing upward of $1,000, purchasing a washer is no minor expense. That makes finding the right machine just as much a matter of saving money as it is about cleaning your clothes.

13 real-estate agents on what it's like working with wealthy clients - Business Insider

13 real-estate agents on what it's like working with wealthy clients - Business Insider: We asked luxury real-estate agents what it's like working with ultra-rich clients. Many said it's easier than working with regular clients.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Should You Claim Social Security at 63? Apparently, Older Americans Think So

Should You Claim Social Security at 63? Apparently, Older Americans Think So: Filing for benefits at 63 could have some serious financial consequences that last throughout retirement, so if you're going to sign up for Social Security then, proceed with caution.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

7 Retirement Hobbies That Make You Money | Retirement | US News

7 Retirement Hobbies That Make You Money | Retirement | US News: Retirement is a time to pursue new passions, says Lisa Odoski, vice president and partner for advisory firm TFG Wealth Management in Newtown, Pennsylvania. "It's the second phase of your life. It's the best one," she says.

That often means trying new activities that, depending on your interests, could get expensive. "The trick is to make sure your hobby is at least revenue neutral," says Joseph Conroy, author of "Decades & Decisions: Financial Planning At Any Age" and financial advisor with advisory firm Synergy Financial Group in Towson, Maryland. The way to do that may be to look for hobbies that make money as well as fill your time.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Impact Partners BrandVoice: Will Your Pension Cover All Your Future Income Needs?

Impact Partners BrandVoice: Will Your Pension Cover All Your Future Income Needs?: With many options for fixed indexed annuities, you can opt for additional features, such as an income rider, that will provide a guaranteed minimum monthly income for life.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This New Book Will Help You Use Tech To Get More Out Of Your Money

This New Book Will Help You Use Tech To Get More Out Of Your Money: Tobel realized that most people never received any formal education about how to manage their money, and she wanted to change that.

Tobel launched LearnVest, a financial planning company, in 2009. LearnVest was later acquired by Northwestern Mutual, and though it shut down in 2018, that hasn't stopped Tobel from doing incredible work.

Tobel has penned a new book Financially Forward, which helps readers learn to use tech-based financial tools to their advantage. In addition to her book, Tobel is also the the founder and a managing partner at Inspired Capital, where she is focused on supporting founders and entrepreneurs. Tobel chatted with Refinery29 to shed some light on her journey so far, what readers can learn from her book, and how to stay grounded in the fast-moving world of finance.

Refinery29: Your new book Financially Forward comes out on May 14, what surprised you most in writing it?
Alexa Von Tobel: “I’ve spent the last decade-plus of my career focused on financial innovation, and through my time at LearnVest and Northwestern Mutual, I had a front-row seat to so many of the exciting developments impacting our wallets. I think what surprised me most is just how f

Sunday, May 12, 2019

8 Simple Tricks for Saving More Money -- The Motley Fool

8 Simple Tricks for Saving More Money -- The Motley Fool: 8 Simple Tricks for Saving More Money
Saving money doesn't have to be difficult. Here are some easy ways to do it.
Maurie Backman
(TMFBookNerd)
May 12, 2019 at 6:18AM

Many of us struggle to save money, but without some cash reserves, we risk racking up serious debt when we're hit with unplanned expenses. Unfortunately, the state of Americans' savings is rather dire, with an estimated 40% of U.S. adults not having enough money in the bank to cover a mere $400 emergency. If your savings are in serious need of a boost, here are eight easy ways to accomplish that goal.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

14 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Vacation | Travel + Leisure

14 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Vacation | Travel + Leisure: When it comes to figuring out how to save money while traveling, there’s no better collective wisdom to tap than our very own A-List. Travel + Leisure’s assemblage of the world’s top travel advisors offers a wellspring of travel tips and tricks, including how to get the best deals while planning trips.

Friday, May 10, 2019

11 Reliable Apps To Help Small Business Owners Save Money

11 Reliable Apps To Help Small Business Owners Save Money: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to recognize the 30.2 million small businesses in our country. According to the SBA, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

5 Steps To Cut The Cord, Ditch Cable And Save Money

5 Steps To Cut The Cord, Ditch Cable And Save Money: There have never been more great programs to watch on TV — and the bills to watch them have never been higher. So more and more Americans are getting fed up with their soaring cable bills and cutting the cord. They’re finding it easier to do than in the past and no longer need to sacrifice viewing options to save money.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Niagara Falls' Iconic Maid of the Mist Tourist Boats to Go Electric | Digital Trends

Niagara Falls' Iconic Maid of the Mist Tourist Boats to Go Electric | Digital Trends: Niagara Falls' Maid of the Mist boats are powered by diesel, but not for much longer. From this fall, tourists will step aboard replacements billed as the first all-electric, zero-emissions passenger vessels to be built in the U.S. The experience promises to be greener and quieter, save for the roar of the falls.

Friday, May 3, 2019

I always use credit over debit. Here are the 5 cards I use every day. - Business Insider

I always use credit over debit. Here are the 5 cards I use every day. - Business Insider: I probably shouldn't, but I still cringe when I see a friend pull out a debit card and enter their PIN to make a purchase. No rewards. No purchase protection. None of the benefits that I receive on any of my purchases!

Recently this happened, and it led to a pretty deep conversation over all of the cards I carry in my wallet. It might seem ridiculous, but to me, leaving points on the table is leaving money on the table.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Can a Demand Response Program Save You Money? - Consumer Reports

Can a Demand Response Program Save You Money? - Consumer Reports: Next time you open your electric bill, take time to read the notices stuffed in the envelope. It may save you money—if you’re willing to be flexible on your air conditioning preferences.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019