Friday, February 15, 2019

What To Do With An Old 401(k)?: 4 Choices To Consider

What To Do With An Old 401(k)?: 4 Choices To Consider: One of the things you have to consider when changing jobs or nearing retirement is what to do with your old workplace savings plan.

The more frequently you’ve changed jobs, the greater the chance that you may still have an old 401(k) with a former employer, maybe even one you forgot about over time. If you suspect you might have a lost 401(k), you can search online for unclaimed retirement benefits. But perhaps the best way to find an old 401(k) is the direct approach—contact the HR department at your former company to see if they can help. If the company was sold or merged, contact the current parent company, as your old 401(k) was likely merged into the new entity’s 401(k) plan.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Answers to all your questions about how to save money to pay for college - MarketWatch

Answers to all your questions about how to save money to pay for college - MarketWatch: Think the only way you’ll be able to foot your son’s or daughter’s future college bills is by winning the lottery? Think again. While the soaring costs of college can be overwhelming, a bit of careful planning can help you leap over this financial hurdle.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

BBC - Capital - The fight against compulsive shopping that takes a year

BBC - Capital - The fight against compulsive shopping that takes a year: For years, Hannah Louise Poston had a habit she wanted to kick: shopping for beauty products, clothes and homeware, even if she couldn’t always afford it.

“I didn’t have a completely debilitating shopping addiction,” she says. “[I would charge] $3,000 (£2,332) or $4,000, and then I would panic and find a way to get it back down to zero. But that meant I never had any savings.”

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cheap vs Frugal — Would You Do This on Your Valentine's Day Date? [Video]

Cheap vs Frugal — Would You Do This on Your Valentine's Day Date? [Video]: Valentine's Day is that time of year where you get the opportunity to shower someone special in your life with love and appreciation. Regardless of who you're celebrating with, you want to WOW that person without breaking the bank. We played a game to help you figure out what's a cheap idea vs. what's a frugal idea. And trust us, frugal is a lot better than cheap.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

7 Best Finance Apps for Budgeting, Money-Saving, Investments, and More | The Manual

7 Best Finance Apps for Budgeting, Money-Saving, Investments, and More | The Manual: They say money makes the world go round, but trying to manage your finances can also be incredibly stressful. Even when you’re not struggling to make ends meet, keeping track of where your hard-earned cash goes, how much you’re saving, and what you can realistically dedicate to your fun fund can be the source of many a migraine.

Save money and help eliminate food waste with a new app

Save money and help eliminate food waste with a new app: Saving money and eliminating food waste is now as easy as downloading an app on your smart phone.
Grocery shopping / Photo: DoD / Photo: US Air Force / (MGN)

Flashfood is a new app that is designed to help customers save money and grocery stores to eliminate their amount of food waste. The food is either close to their best buy date or the packaging has been slightly damaged so customers may not buy it on the shelves in the aisles.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Eat well and save money by stocking up on these food staples - MarketWatch

Eat well and save money by stocking up on these food staples - MarketWatch: Making more meals at home is a great way to attack two common New Year’s resolutions at once: getting healthier and saving money. But for many of us, that’s easier said than done—especially when we’re too busy to cook or not in the habit of hitting up the grocery store as often as we should for ingredients.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Fintech Adoption In The US: Neobanks Versus Savings Tools

Fintech Adoption In The US: Neobanks Versus Savings Tools: Q2 and Cornerstone Advisors looked at fintech adoption in the US. Across seven leading US-based Neobanks, Americans have opened about 3.25 million accounts, and hold about $1.68 billion in those accounts--roughly 0.014% of all deposits held in US banks.

Disruption, my foot.

Mega

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

To Save Money On Airfare In 2019, Try These Newsletters

To Save Money On Airfare In 2019, Try These Newsletters: The cost of global airfare is projected to go up 2.6% in 2019, but that doesn't mean that cheap tickets are completely going away – it just means that the best deals are going to be fewer and farther between. The key to snagging that special airfare in 2019 will be in catching it before it expires or inventory is sold out. Luckily, a handful of websites and newsletters have popped up recently to monitor fares and send proactive alerts for when the best fares drop. Together with a few legacy products, the newsletters should have your daily inbox chock full of flight deals.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

7 Ways to Save Money on Travel

7 Ways to Save Money on Travel: The most common reason people don’t travel is probably the cost. To be more accurate, it’s the perceived cost, because what many people don’t realize is just how affordable travel can be.

If money has been your biggest barrier to going somewhere new, then you’re in luck. I took multiple vacations of almost two weeks each last year, including one overseas trip to Europe, and kept my out-of-pocket costs below $500 per trip. What I’ve found is it’s not that tough to take an affordable trip, provided you know the best ways to save money on travel.

Monday, February 4, 2019

5 mistakes couples make with their money | abc13.com

5 mistakes couples make with their money | abc13.com: Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and experts said one way to make that love last a little longer is by being honest and smart with your finances.

Alex Sutherland, president and investment advisor with LifePlan Group, said there are five big mistakes couples are making when it comes to money.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019

How you can save money on prescription drugs

How you can save money on prescription drugs: At 63-years-old, Belinda Shae Schultz of Cypress is a hardworking mother and grandmother who has Type 1 diabetes and requires regular doses of insulin every day.

“I have to have it. I would end up in intensive care ... I have done that several times when I didn’t take my drug and once I wound up in a coma for a week,” Schultz said.