Personal Finance

articles about personal finance and investing.

For a young person in their 20s, fresh out of university with a new job, what do with extra money is the last thing they are thinking of. Retirement is years away, and plus first jobs rarely pay much. However, thinking about what to do with extra money is...
It is hard to know what you want to do in life. Most students people graduate from university and have a plethora of options that await. This is especially true for those that study non-professional degree and business disciplines. A business major could get a job at an oil...
You are sitting at your desk at your office working normally when suddenly you are asked to a meeting with human resources. Uh oh. You go to the meeting and are informed that you will be made redundant. You are escorted back to your desk and asked to take...
There are many different ways to invest money. They range from super easy and safe (a savings account), to more complex and risky (stocks and bonds). But there are some investments that should be avoided in all situations. Avoiding these kinds of investments will make it more likely you...
Many people don’t like their corporate jobs and want to do something for themselves. Many other people complain that they are being underpaid for the amount of work they do. Joining another big corporate is an option, but it may not solve the underlying issues. The work may still...
Debt is one of those words that elicits strong reactions from everyone. Some people think debt is the devil and should be paid back as soon as possible, while others think its perfectly fine to be in debt. Most people will agree on one thing though: debt is something...
Debt consolidation is refinancing your old credits, where a lender merges multiple credits into one loan and repays off the old debts. You will end up with one loan with new terms from one lender only. While debt consolidation has its advantages, like allowing you to have lower interest and...
The first step towards financial freedom is organizing your finances and setting up a budget. Fortunately there are plenty of applications that can work with your financial accounts to help you keep track of where your money is going. These apps can help you set up a budget, track your...
As you grow older and become more independent, you realize that your physical health is not the only thing that matters. A healthy financial life helps alleviate your stress levels and promotes a more stable lifestyle. Although there is no specific score or number that measures our financial health, it’s...
Life isn’t fair when it comes to money. Some people have a ton of cash while others struggle to just scrape through every month. When every other brand is trying to sell something to us, the urge to spend our way to social acceptance keeps going north every passing day....
If you are lucky enough to have a job amid this pandemic, there is a likelihood that you are still with the work from home (WFH) measures many companies are still practicing. One of the secrets to success when working from home is investing in a comfy and relaxing...
If you have started your investment journey, you already have a few investing avenues- like mutual and index funds. Today we will focus on index funds, and are they a good investment choice for a beginner? To start, index funds are a form of Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) or Mutual...
Americans are more satisfied than ever about their personal finances, according to a quarterly report by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).  The institute’s Personal Financial Satisfaction index reached an all-time high of 40.2 in the fourth-quarter of 2019, after plummeting to a record low in the prior quarter.  Personal Finance...
When people talk of income, either from providing services, selling products, or their investments, they rarely think of the different income types. When we think of the different types of income, it's quite common for one to get confused. First, there are two types of income, disposable and discretionary income....
In one way or another, the Coronavirus is affecting lives across the globe. One of the most affected areas during this pandemic is the global economy, with experts expecting the global GDP rate to shrink by 5.2%. According to the World Bank, this is the deepest recession we’re experiencing...
Regardless of how your retirement plan pans out due to Covid-19, the truth is that you still have to plan for retirement. Why, because the dynamics of retirement planning have changed over the decade. While the current pandemic might play a role, other factors have changed retirement planning over...
There are many investing decisions to make as an investor, especially when it comes to what investment strategy suits you. One of those debates will hinge towards the individual stocks vs. equity funds argument. Which one of these is best for you? For starters, what's the difference between individual stocks...
It’s tax season in the U.S., and the IRS wants to know if you sold or bought any cryptocurrencies in 2019.  For the first time, the IRS will ask if “At any time during 2019, did you receive, sell, send, exchange or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual...
Whenever an investing conversation occurs, your portfolio manager or financial advisor will probably mention the words “risk profile.” Even in companies, investors are always talking about the risk profile of the companies they are interested in. So, what is a risk profile? What’s a Risk Profile A risk profile is an...
Who doesn't like a good free app? Anything that gets you closer to saving more every month by helping you reduce how much you spend it's great, as long as it brings joy and happiness into your life. Here are personal finance apps free at your disposal that you should consider...
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